A Crash Course in Conquering 8 AM’s

If you weren’t a morning person in high school, chances are that you’re not going to be a morning person in college either. 8 AM just doesn’t exist on your clock. Unfortunately, a lot of students get saddled with early morning classes and the adjustment to the early hour takes its toll. There are some ways of getting your brain and your body to settle into a new routine but it takes a little bit of work. Here are some tips for becoming the ultimate morning person: Get Your Z’s Earlier First things first, you’re going to have to start going to bed earlier. Getting to bed earlier allows you to wake up earlier but something like that doesn’t just happen overnight. Give yourself some time to adjust to the change by setting your alarm and your bedtime back just 5 minutes every day. The slow move backwards won’t shock your system and allow you to acclimate gradually rather than setting your alarm back an hour all at once. Get Into The Groove Set yourself up a morning routine so that you don’t have to think too hard about what you need to do next to get yourself out the door. So, even on the days when your body is trying to give up and you can barely keep your eyes open, your feet will still shuffle you in the direction you need to go. If you have to, set yourself a specific task that you have to complete in the morning, like hitting Pierpont’s fitness center before breakfast. The app Morning Routine times exactly how long each of your tasks take and then sets you up a schedule with timers to make sure you’re completing everything at the pace you should be. Start The Day Before You Fall Asleep If you’ve ever been rushing to get ready in the morning, you know how frustrating it can be to have to find an appropriate outfit before you rush out the door. Instead, get everything ready before you fall asleep the night before. Being able to wake up and throw your outfit on without thinking about it is a great feeling. Waking up early sucks. There’s no other way to slice it. You can make it a little easier on yourself though. Follow these tips and you can become a morning person in no time.