Two - Put It On Autopilot
This is actually something I learnt from a Businessman in a book and I applied it to a work-task that always stressed me out and I would avoid it because it was always this big, difficult thing.
He taught me to put it on autopilot. I now use the same system for all tasks I need or want to do better.
Let me explain what it means and how you can do this in your makeup routine to make it easy.
Have you ever moved to a new part of town or got a new job and you had to look up the best route to get there?
Each time you drove the route, you'd have to really think it through and if you took a wrong turn and ended up being late, it'd be so stressful.
But, eventually, after taking the same route for months in a row, you drive on autopilot. Have you ever been driving and gone 'wow, I don't even remember that last 2km's'. Because you don't even need to think about it. You just drive, knowing the route like the back of your hand and you're daydreaming (maybe not the safest driving tip but you get what I mean).
I want you to do that when you get ready. Know the route and the steps you take, so you just start doing it.
This way you're not like.....
"Where are my brushes? Gah, they're not even clean".
"Where has that lipstick gone?"
"Where should I sit to do this?"
And you start wondering around, getting sweaty and more annoyed each time you have to get up to collect something or move something out the way.
Make it easier for yourself! Put it on autopilot.
Know exactly where your items are and set yourself up a little makeup station.
No, you do not need to buy a Hollywood vanity Mirror with the lightbulbs. Your makeup station can be a simple, towel on the ground in front of the wardrobe with the mirror on it.
Wherever it is, make it a simple process and keep your things together so you know exactly where to go and what to get and it's already bundled together.