As humans, we are creatures of habit. If you really stop to think about it, how much do you deviate from your morning routine? I know I do the same thing every single day after day after day. I'd go crazy if something happened out of order. And the less that I have to accomplish just serves to make things go more smoothly.
In a post yesterday, one of my fellow bloggers mentioned that she spends 45 minutes in the morning doing her hair, which probably isn't out of the ordinary. I kept thinking about that all morning while I was getting ready today: 45 minutes! There is no freakin' way I could do that. I'm pretty sure most women spend significant time getting ready in the morning. But not me - I just don't have the time/energy/patience and (quite frankly) I just don't care enough. It isn't that I don't care about how I look, but I don't put a lot of thought and/or effort into getting ready in the morning. If I have something special that I really want to look good for, I may put in some extra time, but typically I'm ready in 10-15 minutes. Tops. Granted I do shower at night (I have to since I don't even own a hair dryer), but I can get from bed to breakfast in 15 minutes. Less if I go for the pony tail. It usually takes me less time to get ready than it does my husband.
I've never been a "girly-girl". I don't wear much make-up, and I've always had a pretty low-maintenance hairstyle. Sometimes I think that I should spend a little more time, but then I realize that its just not me. About 4 years ago, I got my hair cut into a short style that took lots of work. I hated that, I couldn't wait until it grew out enough so that it didn't require me to actually fix it.
My typical morning routine is:
apply moisturizer, eyeliner and mascara (and maybe a bit of powder if my skin looks uneven)
comb and straighten hair (or skip the straightener and go straight for the pony tail)
put on clothes (which were typically laid out the night before)
I have to eat breakfast in the morning. I wake up starving, and pretty much have to eat within the first 30 minutes of waking up, or there's trouble. If I'm running late, and have to choose between make-up/hair and food, the food wins out every time. I'd rather be ugly than starving.
So, what about you? How much time do you spend getting ready in the morning?