17 Reasons You Should Wake Up Earlier for Class

17 Reasons You Should Wake Up Earlier for Class

1. Avoid outfit malfunctions

At the beginning of the semester, you always tell yourself you're going to wake up an hour before class. You say you're going to give yourself time to shower, go to the dining hall, pick out an outfit, and even study for your biology test. If you're anything like me then you break this promise by the second week of the semester.

Setting your alarm for fifteen minutes before class starts and finding out the last second you can leave your room to get to class at a reasonable time becomes the norm. You hit snooze as many times as you can and you fumble around your room as quietly as you can, trying to not wake up your roommate. You leave your room in the same sweatshirt and slippers that you've worn to class for a week. Those extra minutes of sleep seem priceless, but the cons outweigh the pros.

These are the reasons why setting your alarm earlier and actually getting out of bed is worth it.

1. Avoid outfit malfunctions

No one wants to be that guy.

2. Get breakfast

Starting your day off with a caramel iced coffee and a bagel means it's going to be a good day.

3. Time to shower

4. Look cute for class

Look good, feel good.

5. Won't leave your room a mess

6. Time to make your bed

You'll thank yourself later when your bed is all cozy for your mid-afternoon nap.

7. Won't be in a rush

Running into class a few minutes late, out of breath with beads of sweat down your face is embarrassing.

8. Time to study

9. Be ready to learn.

Waking up 15 minutes before an 8 AM = not being able to keep your eyes open during class.

10. Avoid the stares

11. Avoid last-minute emergencies

Sometimes you wake up with a huge pimple on your nose or your hair looks like you haven't brushed it in years. Crises can be avoided if you give yourself enough time to diffuse the situation.

12. Double check your backpack

After a long night of studying, getting your backpack ready for class is hard. Blue and black look the same at 3 AM.

13. Less stress

14. In case you wake up sick

Some teachers only accept excused absences if you go to the health center before class. If you wake up and feel like you have the flu 10 minutes before class then you're out of luck.

15. Won't have to go back to your room after class

16. Have more time in the day

Waking up early ready for the day means there are more hours for homework, meetings, and most importantly- fun.

17. Get used to the real world

So do yourself a favor and set your alarm 30 minutes earlier and don't hit snooze!

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100 Ways To Practice Self-Care In Your Everyday Life, In 20 Minutes Or Less

Simple ways to start taking care of yourself.


Life is overwhelming and distracting so it's easy to forget about yourself sometimes, but practicing small self-care acts is easy. Making time for yourself every day isn't selfish and is really good for your mental health. I think it's important for everyone to spend time doing things that make them happy and more calm, even if you only dedicate 20 minutes each day. Putting yourself first can lead to growth so many other aspects of your life.

Obviously, each person is allowed to practice self-care in their own unique way, but here are some ideas to get you started!

1. Do something new. 

2. Make a list of things you need to get done that week. 

3. Drink some hot tea. 

4. Go for a walk on a scenic trail.

5. Paint your nails.

6. Have a good laugh.

7. Buy yourself flowers.

8. Light a candle.

9. Do some tidying up.

10. Don't feel bad for saying 'no.'

11. Listen to music.

12. Slow down.

13. Drink a smoothie.

14. Run mindless errands.

15. Write down your goals for the week.

16. Talk to someone about the future.

17. Wake up early and get coffee. 

18. Take care of a plant. 

19. Take a bubble bath. 

20. Give yourself a compliment.

21. Give a stranger a compliment.

22. Watch a movie.

23. Put your phone down.

24. Declutter your personal space.

25. Go to bed early. 

26. Pray or meditate. 

27. Go for a drive. 

28. Make it a habit to stargaze. 

29. Read a book. 

30. Read poems. 

31. Sing loudly. 

32. Make a list of things you're grateful for. 

33. Drink a lot of water. 

34. Put on make-up for no reason.

35. Watch funny videos. 

36. Take a deep breath. 

37. Distance yourself from negativity. 

38. Unfollow people you don't care to follow on social media. 

39. Have a pajama day. 

40. Read an inspirational book. 

41. Call your parents/ loved ones. 

42. Donate old clothing. 

43. Dedicate a day out of the week to not eating meat. 

44. Do a fun craft or DIY project. 

45. Put on a face mask and relax. 

46. Do a small workout. 

47. Take a power nap. 

48. Listen to a podcast. 

49. Open a window. 

50. Open your curtains in the morning to let in natural light. 

51. Make your bed. 

52. Cook dinner instead of eating out. 

53. Play/ cuddle with an animal. 

54. At the end of the day, think of all the positive things that happened.

55. Moisturize. 

56. Buy a comforting blanket. 

57. Give someone a hug. 

58. Create a vision board. 

59. Have some alone time.

60. Enjoy the sun on your skin. 

61. Dance like nobody is watching.

62. Walk in the rain every once in a while. 

63. Drive with the windows down. 

64. Give someone a gift for no reason. 

65. Get a massage. 

66. Do something that gets your adrenaline running. 

67. Spend the day at the library or a book store. 

68. Organize your work space/ binders. 

69. Spend a weekend in. 

70. Recognize hard work and reward yourself. 

71. Sign up for a work out class. 

72. Eat lunch with a friend. 

73. Spend the day helping others. 

74. Get your hair done. 

75. Have a good cry. 

76. Use sticky notes. 

77. Color code your planner. 

78. Print out pictures and hang them up. 

79. Hang motivational quotes on your mirror and read them when you get ready. 

80. Do random acts of kindness. 

81. Buy fuzzy socks. 

82. Redecorate or rearrange furniture. 

83. Be present. 

84. Set a new years resolution. 

85. Make a bucket list. 

86. Stretch in the morning. 

87. Watch an interesting documentary. 

88. Make a music playlist.

89. Watch the sunrise or sunset. 

90. Explore somewhere new.

91. Be slow to respond to negativity. 

92. Have a game night with friends. 

93. Buy concert tickets. 

94. Have a nightly routine before bed. 

95. Eat your favorite dessert. 

96. Do something you've been putting off. 

97. Invest in essential oils. 

98. Manage your finances. 

99. Buy a new outfit. 

100. Make your own gratitude list. 

Try at least one of these every week and see how you feel! I guarantee you will notice a difference in the way you are living your life.

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Is it really the season of love and giving

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People stress about everything, big or small

It is not healthy all in all

Stress plagues peoples lives

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In the world we live in, what can we do

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In a world with such confusion

And problems knocking at the door

Is anyone paying attention

To the call of the people anymore

Stress may seem overbearing

Or impossible to defeat

Keep your eyes on the dreams

You've always wanted to complete

Stress is just a roadblock

On the road called life

Continue to press on

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