Make Getting Up On Time for Class Less of a Struggle

There are few people who really hop out of bed in the morning, bright eyed and ready to take on the day, and even fewer, overworked, stressed college students who do so. Yet classes can start as early as seven or eight in the morning, making it difficult for those who aren’t born morning people to get up and get ready on time. It can be helpful to make getting out of bed in the morning less of a struggle so you can get to class on time and alert enough to get something from it, rather than just rolling over and going back to sleep. Here are some methods to make your morning wake up a little less awful.

Have a set bedtime. The main reason you are dragging when getting up in the morning is more than likely because you didn’t go to bed early enough the night before. Having a set bedtime can go a long way towards making sure you get enough rest every night and that you wake up refreshed every morning.

Get up at the same time every day. It might sound horrible, but getting up at the same time or close to it every day can help set your internal clock and make getting up in the morning much, much easier.

Have something to motivate you. Of course you don’t want to get up when all you have to look forward to is going to class. But if you have a great morning drink, food or a relaxing shower awaiting, well, then things might not be so bad.

Move your alarm clock. If you can’t seem to drag yourself out of bed in the morning, simply move your alarm. You’re bound to get up to shut it up and once you’re up it’ll be a lot easier to stay up.

Don’t sleep in. You might think catching a few extra minutes of sleep would help you be less tired, but it can actually do the opposite. When it time to get up, get up. Don’t keep hitting the snooze or you could be drowsy all day.

You may never learn to love waking up at the crack of dawn, but you can learn how to train your body and your mind so that’s it’s less of a trial each and every day. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to stop hitting snooze and wake up in time to make it to your courses, even if you’d rather be back in bed.

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