Rise and shine, college students!
If you are tired of dragging yourself out of bed every morning and starting your day feeling groggy and unmotivated, then this article will be just right up your alley!
because we're here to help you improve your morning routine and start your day off right! From simple tweaks to your current routine to incorporating new habits, we've got plenty of ideas to help you become a morning person and conquer your day with energy and enthusiasm.
So, hang on to your coffee (or tea, if that's your thing) and let's dive into some tips and tricks to make your mornings brighter and better than ever before!
Shall we get into it?
Avoid Using Your Phone as an Alarm
We know it can be tempting to scroll through social media or check your messages right before bed, but studies have shown that the blue light emitted from your phone screen can disrupt your sleep patterns and leave you feeling groggy in the morning.
Using your phone as your alarm clock only adds to this problem by keeping your phone within reach and tempting you to check it first thing in the morning.
Instead, opt for a traditional alarm clock or invest in a wake-up light that mimics a sunrise, gradually waking you up with gentle light and natural sounds.
This not only helps you start your day in a more peaceful and calm state but also reduces your dependence on technology first thing in the morning. If you can even put your phone to charge in a different room while you sleep, then do that!
Give it a try and see how it improves your morning routine!
Get a Glass of Water First Thing in The Morning
This is simple enough, but it is absolutely effective!
Starting your day with a glass of water is one of the simplest and most effective ways to improve your morning routine as a college student. When you sleep, your body goes without hydration for several hours, so it's important to rehydrate first thing in the morning. Dehydration can lead to fatigue, making it harder to get going and get your day started.
To make sure you're getting enough water in the morning, keep a glass or bottle of water within reach. You could place a water bottle right next to your alarm clock or keep a glass on your bathroom sink. By making drinking water a part of your morning routine, you'll start your day on a hydrated note and set yourself up for success. The next time you hit the snooze button, reach for a refreshing glass of water and kickstart your day!
Make Your Bed
If you are someone who usually drinks tea or coffee then you can reward yourself by effectively getting out of bed by doing that first, but if not, then how about you make your bed?
It can be so easy to just roll off bed and not do it, only to come back at the end of the day and sleep in it again, but would that really make a healthy morning routine? Probably not!
Making your bed in the morning is a simple yet effective way to start your day off on the right foot as a college student. Not only does it help you feel productive and accomplished right from the get-go, but it also sets the tone for the rest of your day.
Imagine walking into your dorm room after a long day of classes and seeing a messy, unmade bed. It can be a bit overwhelming and make you feel even more tired than you already are. On the other hand, walking into a room with a neatly made bed can give you a sense of calm and order, making it easier to unwind and relax.
In addition to the mental benefits, making your bed also has physical benefits. It can help keep your sheets and blankets from getting tangled or wrinkled, making it easier to get a good night's sleep when you climb back in at the end of the day.
Take a few extra minutes in the morning to straighten up your bedding and pillows, and maybe even add a few decorative touches to make it feel like home. Trust us, your future self will thank you for it!
We can definitely relate to the struggle of getting up and going in the morning but trust us when we say that having a good breakfast can make all the difference. It's like fuel for your body and mind to power through the day ahead.
We know some people may not have an appetite right after waking up, and that's okay. But if you're not hungry after your morning routine or workout, then you may want to reconsider what you're eating or drinking.
You don't need to prepare an elaborate breakfast with eggs, bacon, and hashbrowns (although that does sound delicious!). A simple smoothie or protein shake can do the trick, or if you're really in a hurry, grab a protein bar on your way out. Just make sure it has enough protein to keep you feeling full and energized.
And don't forget to treat yourself every once in a while with some pancakes or waffles on the weekend. Life's too short to skip breakfast!
Listen to Music or Podcasts
This is another way in which you can add a fun vibe to your morning routine!
It takes you out of that sleepy state and allows you to get engaged in something because now your brain is probably less focused on being lazy and sleepy, and more on listening to what is being said on the podcast or remembering the lyrics to your favorite song! A win-win situation!
The more hyped the song is the better your morning routine will be, that is for sure!
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All in all, we hope these tips for improving your morning routine as a college student have been helpful and inspiring! Remember, having a healthy morning routine can set the tone for a successful and productive day.
Try incorporating some of these tips and see how they work for you. And don't forget, be patient with yourself and allow yourself some flexibility to adjust to new habits.
Here's to a happy and energized morning!