Learn how long it really takes to do routine tasks and chores, such as getting ready to leave the house in the morning. This will help you manage your time and stay on schedule. If you assume it takes you 45 minutes to get ready, but in reality it takes you and hour, you will always be running 15 minutes late.
Time yourself; from how long after you wake up, you like to lie in bed and gather your thoughts, have a reasonable shower, wash and dry your hair, take out the trash, feed the dog, wake the kids, make lunch, make breakfast, make the bed and so on, your busiest of days. The next time your alarm goes off you can consider which of the tasks you don’t need to do that morning and bargain with yourself; extra time in bed, post to your blog or read the newspaper. Even arriving early to the office and starting your day quietly is a treat!
If you simply have too much to do, consider what can be done the night before. Choose your outfit, pack your work bag, make your lunch, set up for breakfast, pack the kids backpacks and place with their shoes, tidy the living room, empty the dishwasher etc. 15 minutes spent in preparation the night before will make a huge difference to your morning.