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Good morning. This is Laura. Welcome to the before breakfast podcast. Today's tip is to go low maintenance spend less time getting ready so you can spend more time on what matters to you.

Now I know that this podcast has both male and female listeners and many time issues are the same for everybody on the margin though women tend to spend more of the twenty-four hours. We all have a day getting ready at Today Show, AOL survey found that women spend on average nearly an hour a day on their appearance dealing with longer hair make up a wider variety of outfit choices or maybe nails for people who are into that can add up.

I know that a lot of people feel that putting time into these matters is essential for being perceived as professional but I'd argue that this may not always be the case with more people working from Helmand as we're going through our places in general now is the perfect time to experiment with going lower maintenance. You can see how things shake out.

Now I am pretty low-maintenance in general. But I have spent the past few months going even well lower. I realized the other day that I've used my hair dryer and curling iron approximately half a dozen times since March before the pandemic. I thought that for all of video calls I should properly curl my hair do my full makeup and so forth. Then I saw that many other people weren't exactly going overboard in this department. I think some men I know didn't shave for the entire month of March.

And then once I ran tight on time and didn't do my hair the video call went fine. And this was pretty liberating. I found a proper lighting also seems to matter more for my coloring in my makeup. So I tend not to worry much about this anymore. Either this feeling has now extended into real life to as we start to go places again. I went to outdoor church with straight hair the other day. I might add that if you have to wear a mask, no one can see half your makeup anyway, so maybe no need to worry about it. In any case you might not be ready to go to low maintenance. But maybe you can pick one area of your getting ready routine with witch to experiment when you're getting dressed consider having a work uniform if you know, you'll wear a pair of black pants and my shirt scarf for fun necklace then choosing each outfit takes almost no time.

You can have a weekend uniform to maybe a crew neck sweater jeans and slip-on sneakers the fewer choices. You have to make the last time it takes lots of women are people with long hair and general can save time and their hair as well. I realized that my shampoo and conditioner routine could become just a shampoo routine. Could you let your hair air-dry experiment with hairstyles that look polished but are quick like buns or low ponytails as for makeup. See if you can take out an item or two from the rotation without to Hue to change an appearance instead of full foundation and powder. Maybe just do some under eye concealer. If you're accustomed to getting your nails done. I'd note that. Absolutely. No one is seeing your nails on a zoom call if it's a bother to you. This could be a great thing to let go

There are lots of things we have to do in life, but spending an hour a day on our appearance just maybe isn't one of them going lower maintenance frees us up to have more time for what brings us. Joy and meaning and that looks good to me. So today asked what parts of your getting ready routine you can experiment with if you decide that something really matters or is fun for you then by all means keep it but challenge yourself to ask what really does matter. There are probably a lot fewer things and you think especially now

In the meantime, this is Laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time.

Hey everybody. I'd love to hear from you. You can send me your tips of your questions or anything else. Just connect with me on Twitter Facebook and Instagram at before breakfast pod. That's be the number for then breakfast pod. You can also shoot me an email at before breakfast podcast at that before breakfast is spelled out with all the letters. Thanks so much. I look forward to staying in touch.

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