How to be a Morning Person

A new semester means still adjusting more or less to a new schedule, and whether it’s been three weeks or three months, sometimes that 8 o’clock class on Mondays and Wednesdays is #thestruggle to make. But all is not lost, as there are plenty tips and tricks to embracing the morning like an old friend instead of your worst enemy.

1)    Do yourself a favor and set your alarm a distance away from you

If you’re like me, you like your phone within arm distance when you go to sleep, which makes it easier to grab and hit the snooze button but also makes it easier to go right back to sleep. Place it somewhere where you have to physically get up to turn it off. Now that you’re up and moving…

2)    Blast some music

Music makes us all feel better and can improve out mood, so find that favorite pow-wow song and listen away!

3)    Make or grab a quick cup of coffee (or tea)

A burst of a caffeinated drink seems to make everything better, don’t you agree? Plus for many of us, it’s the fine line between whether we stay awake and alert in class or have no idea what was talked about afterwards.


4)    Seize the day! (Claim it’s gonna be a good day, because it is!)

Positive affirmation works wonders. The same way you look in the mirror and tell yourself you’re beautiful and or speak other positive self-love is the same way you should start off your day. It’s easier to be happy if you don’t harp on the negatives (i.e. how sleepy or grumpy you are), and instead view the early morning and the class ahead as an unknown adventure.

Good luck Knights and happy spring semester!