Some students are morning people – others, not so much. Whether you are a morning person or not, odds are you will have at least one morning class throughout your college career. The most important thing is to get into a routine. A routine will help you start the morning off right and assist you in having a great day.
We have a couple of tips to help you start the morning off right and get into a routine.
Bad habit: Setting multiple alarms and waiting until the last one goes off. This is a great way to oversleep.
Good habit: Do not hit snooze on that alarm! Get up when the first alarm goes off. This will save you time in the morning. Maybe you won’t be in such a rush!
Bad Habit: Leaving without breakfast. It has been 8+ hours since you have last eaten. Your body needs something to fuel it.
Good habit: Get something in your system. It can be something as little as an apple or granola bar to something as “complex” as eggs and bacon. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it is key in order to start the day off right.
Bad habit: Trying to remember everything you have to do that day and when it is due.
Good habit: Write down assignments and when they are due. Keep track of appointments, meetings and anything you have planned. Look at your planner every morning to see what you have coming up.
Bad habit: Sitting around all morning and not doing anything. You need to stimulate the body in some form.
Good habit: Move around. If it is nice outside, go for a walk or run. If you have time, get a workout in. Do some jumping jacks. Do anything to get the body ready for the day.
Bad habit: Rolling out of bed and going right to class.
Good Habit: Wake up early, give yourself some time before class. Get ready for the day. Take a shower, brush your teeth.
These are a couple of good habits that you should try to incorporate into your morning routine. If you can implement some of these habits into your morning routine the rest of your day will move along a lot smother.
If you are having trouble implementing these into your morning routine try to start with just one. Once you master the first good habit, move on to the next good habit. It is easier to achieve one thing then trying to achieve all of the good habits at once.
One of the hardest things for college students to do is wake up in the morning and start the day. With these good habits, you will be able to start the day off right. Let us know if you have any good habits that help you with your morning routine.