It can be really difficult to establish a routine for remote learning. Although it may take some getting used to, a consistent morning routine has helped me stay organized and not feel like I’m just sitting in bed all day in my pajamas. Organization leads to better study habits, which leads to achieving that 4.0.
- Wake Up
The first thing I do after scrolling through my social media is make my bed. I’m not even going to lie to you, I don’t do this every morning, but the days I have enough energy to do it, I am more focused in my classes since I’m not lying in my bed. After making my bed, I always listen to music to set the mood for the day.
- Brush Teeth
Morning breath is a huge no-no. Remote learning is not an excuse to neglect oral health. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I refuse to interact with anyone in the morning unless I’ve brushed my teeth first.
I can’t be the only one whose mom made her take those gross vitamin gummies when I was little. Vitamins and supplements are a great way to take care of yourself inside and out. There are vitamins and supplements for every problem out there. Here are some supplements and vitamins I take in the morning:
Evening Primrose Oil- This supplement helps with issues such as eczema, acne, & PMS symptoms
Cranberries- This supplement helps to flush out kidneys and prevent plaque buildup as well as UTIs
Vitamin D- Since we’re not on campus walking to class everyday, our bodies might be lacking vitamin D. Vitamin D is good for regulating the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body for strong bones.
Since quarantine, I have gotten really into skincare. The perfect skincare routine varies for everyone and takes a lot of trial and error. However, there are three essential steps that are necessary for everyone: cleanse, moisturize, and spf. Wearing SPF all day, everyday is important to fight against hyperpigmentation and skin cancer. To get the full use of the spf level when applying sunscreen, you should apply a line of product onto two of your fingers.
Even though we’re not on campus anymore and the caf is no longer available, eating a full breakfast everyday is still important. Eating foods such as fruit or eggs can be really quick and easy as well as help you stay alert for a day of online classes.
Some professors are very lenient with camera rules, and some aren’t. I always have my hair wrapped up since I’m in my house, but I always keep a brush nearby in case a professor asks me to turn my camera on.
The last step of a morning routine is logging into class. It can be very difficult to focus on class if you are lying down in bed. Sitting at a desk or at a table can help you to pay attention more when it comes to class. Although it may seem unnecessary at times, taking notes can also help with comprehension.