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Better Ways to Start Your Day When You Don’t Have Any Morning Classes

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

Thank goodness you don’t have an 8 A.M. class today. That means you can sleep in longer and roll out of bed as late as possible. While this may be your go-to-move, sometimes it’s nice to wake up with enough time to treat yourself before class and start your day on a positive note. Here are some suggestions to do just that:


1. Eat an actual breakfast

I mean something more than just a coffee. Eating breakfast gives you the energy you need for the tasks ahead, and everyone told you it’s the most important meal of the day!

2. Take a walk

Waking yourself up with a nice stroll around campus starts your day on a really positive note. Observe the peace and quiet before everyone else is awake, and get active in a really easy way.


3. Listen to music

Take time to listen to a playlist of songs you really enjoy. This is a really simple way to boost your mood and begin the day positively. You can even listen to it on your walk to class.

4. Make your bed

Your bed probably hasn’t been made since the day you moved in, but taking the time to make your bed can give you a sense of accomplishment before you tackle the rest of the day. And think of how great it’s going to feel to climb into a neatly-made bed when the day is finished!


5. Catch up on news

Yes, it really is a good idea to find out what the heck is happening in the world, and you can easily inform yourself in the morning. Having a news app on your phone is a simple way to do this. Additionally, you can subscribe to a free daily newsletter called theSkimm. It sends you an email every morning letting you know what’s going on in bite-sized summaries.  

Good morning collegiettes! You’ve got this!

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Margot Bond

Xavier '20

Margot is a senior Economics, Sustainability, and Society major with minors in Political Science and Gender and Diversity Studies from Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to writing articles for Her Campus, she is a Resident Assistant at Xavier and involved in student sustainability. She loves listening to John Mayer, watching Netflix, and doing crosswords with her boyfriend. Most importantly, she is 100% a cat person.