What You're Missing If You Aren't A Morning Person

For as long as I can remember I have been a night person. In high school, you wouldn’t dare to wake me up before 10 am, and don’t think that I will talk to you before 11 am. But suddenly, when I went to college, my sleeping habits did an 180-degree flip. Now, I am in bed by 10 pm and up by seven or eight am. Morning people are a rare breed among college students, but now that I’ve seen the best of both worlds, I can confidently tell you that being a morning person is definitely better than being a night owl.

You can get a lot of stuff done before anyone else is up and anything starts

Before I became a morning person, I was horrible with time management. I would hold off doing my homework until nine or 10 at night, and most nights I wasn’t able to get everything done before I fell asleep at my desk. Now that I wake up earlier, I am able to finish assignments I may not have been able to the night before, and I can even get ahead in classes. Working out can be a struggle, but when you wake up and have all this time, there is no better way to fill it than to workout and get your blood pumping before you start your day. You don’t need to hit the gym hard and have a tiring workout if you don’t want to it, even a stroll around campus is great. Starting the day with yoga or even some simple stretching in your dorm room can make the quite the difference in your attitude for the day. Waking up earlier to do work gives you more free time during the rest of the day, and there is nothing more rewarding than being able to have breakfast, workout, shower, and do work all before your first class.

 

Relaxation

One of my favorite things to do is to relax and rest. When you wake up early you have more time to prepare yourself for your day. There is nothing more relaxing than taking a nice shower, getting breakfast, and taking time for yourself in the morning. Not only does this keep calm me, it also helps me start my day off on the right foot. Being productive in the morning while still giving yourself time to gradually wake up is the best way to have a great day. Working out is one of the best ways for me to relax. It clears my head and gives me just the right amount of energy for my day. And like I said above, yoga and stretching are perfect ways to get your blood pumping while also not draining your energy. If you want something a little less active, try mediation. Meditation can relax you while also getting you in the right mindset to conquer the day.

 

Nature

By far, my favorite part of being a morning person is being able to appreciate the world around me. Whether it be walking through campus and looking at all the leaves changing color in the fall, watching the snow fall out of your window in the winter, or sitting outside to feel warmth after a harsh winter in the spring. In the morning, it is as if everything in the world is at peace. There is a calmness that falls from the sky while the sun rises for the day. You instantly feel happier and ready to conquer the day after you soak in all the beauty surrounding you. My most favorite part of nature in the morning are 100 percent the sun rises. Pinks, purples, and oranges paint the sky and set the mood for the rest of the day.

 

New beginnings

With a new day, come new beginnings. Every day is a clean slate and an opportunity to better your life. Mornings are the perfect time to put yourself in a totally new and positive mindset. In the morning, you get to decide how your day is going to be. You are the only one in control, and when you wake up early and appreciate your life and become proactive, it is so much easier to start the day with the right mindset. No matter what happened the previous day, morning brings a new day and new chances to fulfill your life. Tomorrow isn’t always assured, so it is important to look ahead at the wonderful life you can have rather than look behind at all the negative stuff that can hold you back.

 

These are only a few of the thousands of reasons for why being a morning person is amazing. You don’t have to completely become a morning person cold turkey. Take it day by day. Start waking up 30 minutes early to have breakfast, and then an hour early to shower. Eventually, getting up early will be a habit and a blessing and not a burden. Hopefully, after you’ve read about all that you're missing, you will think twice about setting a later alarm or hitting the snooze button.