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How to Make Getting Up Early Easier

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

If the most hated sound in the world to you is your alarm, then you have come to the right place. Mornings are hard, like really hard. Especially for a college student who is trying to keep up academics and a social life at night, going to bed at a consistent time is most of the time out of the question. Many of the articles I have been reading lately about making morning suck less have just been plain impractical. There is no way that I am going to stop sleeping in on the weekends or stop going on my phone at night. Those are some things that I just refuse to deprive myself of. I have decided to try through trial and error some of the ways that I have realized made getting up in those dreaded mornings a little easier. 

Wake up with a positive attitude about the coming day 

I know you might be tired of hearing it, but it’s true. If you wake up feeling negative and crabby about early classes and whatnot, it is going to make getting out of bed that much harder for yourself. My friends have admired and asked how every morning I wake up humming and happy and I just respond “Be positive.” Easier said than done I completely understand, but it’s totally worth it and plus, the rest of your day is going to be peachy as well. 

Listen to upbeat music

It will motivate you and get you moving I promise. As soon as you slump out of bed, put a fun and upbeat song and you will feel so much better. If you have a sleeping roommate this might be harder, but otherwise, it is almost foolproof. 

Eat breakfast

At the risk of sounding like a mom, I will say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives your body the energy it needs in the morning when you are feeling groggy and sleepy. Keep your fridge stocked with flavorful fruits to snack on in your first class or on the way and you will feel ready to tackle the day. 

Stop wearing sweatpants to class

It’s tempting to slip on the comfiest item you own and set off, but you are not doing yourself any favors. Dress how you want to feel. If you want to be ready to learn and do school today then look like it. If you put in the extra effort to look nice, you will feel ready and good about yourself. 

I will wrap this up with an inspirational quote from Zooey Deschanel.

Katie is a student at UW-Stout majoring in Professional Communications and Emerging Media. Her hobbies including cuddling with her Golden Retriever, Dante, watching Netflix in her bathrobe, and of course, writing! 
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