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The Best Way to Start Your Mornings

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Purdue chapter.

The faint light shimmers through the blinds, the coffee machine waits to be started up, and the birds chirp outside the window- these may be some of the thoughts that you have when you think about the morning, especially if you’re a morning person.


I used to strongly dislike waking up early in the morning, but over quarantine, I gravitated more and more toward an earlier time.  I also figured out some other techniques  However, this is a personal decision, and although this post has the word “best” in its title, the list below is made up of general suggestions.  Of course, every one of us is different, and we all function best in unique ways.

Wake up at the same time every day.

I found that it was easier to get my to-do list done when I woke up at a set time each day. It became an established habit, and I had a better idea of the amount of time I needed to allocate to each task.  Your body eventually gets used to it, and you get in a certain cycle of sleeping and waking up.  If you practice waking up early, you will fall into a pattern.

Write your goals down.

Research has found that writing your goals down strongly helps in the actual achievement of them.  When you visualize it, you can write it into existence.  It helped motivate me because it forced me to come face-to-face with them!

Meditate or relax in another way.

I had never meditated until just a few months ago, but it actually made a difference.  You have a few minutes to collect your thoughts and set an intention for the day.  When you have a purpose, you’re making a choice of what you’re centering your thoughts around.

If you decide to set a personal routine, then consider trying some of the advice above.  I hope that you begin to enjoy your mornings if you’re not already and make the most of what they have to offer!

Public health student with a passion for words and making change. (She/Hers) IG: @tredzzzz