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At first thought, any class before noon sounds unbearable, I know. But I’ve learned to appreciate getting early classes over with. Every semester, I’ve always had afternoon classes, and found my days being dragged out longer than I want them to – either from waiting for the class to start or having such a packed day that I barely have a second to breathe. So, I thought I would try something new and cram in all my classes before 1pm. Somehow I managed to get 2 classes per day all ending at 12:30pm or before. To put it bluntly, I have never made a better decision. 

 

Even though getting up early isn’t ideal, you have so much time in the afternoon to do what you want or need to get done, like:

1. Homework! Getting ahead is always a good thing to do! Make a to-do list and begin checking things off. Waiting until the last minute only causes panic and stress, two things that can be totally avoided.  

 

2. Go to the gym! A little sweat never killed anybody! So, get off your butt, go be active, and get those endorphins flowing because I promise you will come out of it feeling great. 

 

3. Meet up with friends! Do you ever feel like you never see your friends because you’re too busy?? Well, me too. Having a flexible afternoon to make plans with friends could be just the relaxer you needed.  

 

4. Watch TV! As much as you want to be productive and get things done, sometimes you need to treat yourself to a little R&R because you deserve it! 

 

5. Clean! There is nothing anyone hates more than living in filth, and when you’re going 100mph every day, the thought of actually cleaning can go right over your head. So, having a flexible afternoon you can take the time to deep clean the crap out of your room. I promise you’ll come out feeling like a whole new person. 

 

So, the moral of my story is that if you had to choose between sleeping in and getting classes over with, definitely get your classes over with because you can always take a nap in the afternoon. But hey, if that isn’t motivation enough, take it from someone who loves sleep more than life. It’s really not that bad! Once you get in a routine, it’ll become second nature and you’ll be the updated 2.0 version of yourself, trust me.   

Hi:) I'm a junior at the University of New Hampshire majoring in Communication and minoring in Business Administration! Aside from writing for HerCampus, I am usually either doing homework or going to the gym. But, when I have a free second I love hanging out with friends, scrolling through Pinterest, or getting outside and going running or hiking! :)
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