Why I Love Being A Morning Person

I'm The Morning Person Who LOVES Waking Up At 6:45 A.M. Instead Of Hitting Snooze

Why being a morning person isn't so bad after all.


It's the crack of dawn, and you hear the alarm go off. You need to get up soon for your early morning classes, but the snooze button is staring you in the face. Most people hit snooze or prefer later classes so they can stay up late and sleep in. I, however, am not one of those people.

Call me crazy, but I love my 8:30 a.m. classes. If they had 7 a.m, classes, I would be sitting in the front row with my notebooks and laptop ready to go. Being a morning person may sound like the worst thing in the world to others, but it really has its perks.

First of all, I grew up as a morning person. During the school year, I would take my time to get ready in the mornings. During the summers, my mom would wake me to watch my younger siblings. At the time I thought, "Don't most children sleep in extremely late? Do I really have to be up at 6 in the morning?"

So, I never really had time to sleep in, and I am actually very happy that I didn't. Being a morning person has so many benefits, and I have loved every second of being an early bird.

First and foremost, being a morning person has a large impact on your health. Our bodies adjust to our sleep schedules. Sleeping in and waking up at different times on the daily can affect how we feel during the day. Another health benefit is that you have time to eat breakfast. So many people, students in particular, skip out on breakfast. This may sound repetitive, but breakfast is incredibly important to get your body nourished and started for the day. We need the nourishment for our bodies and the food to carry us over the next few hours while we take part in clubs, activities, working or going to class and paying attention.

I typically wake up around 6:45 on weekdays and weekends. This has a huge impact on my day because I spend time getting ready, but I also feel very productive at this time. This early in the morning, most of campus is silent and everyone, for the most part, is still asleep. During this time, I can get homework done without disruptions from other people in the study rooms or the hallways. This has especially proven so on the weekends as well. I venture my way to Starbucks or the library around 7 a.m., and I have a plethora of places to sit and work for hours on studying/homework.

As I said before, waking up at the same time every day isn't as harsh on your body as changing your sleep schedule daily. Another benefit of waking up at the same time is routine. I don't know about other people, but I like to have a relatively organized schedule or else my mind is wandering about what to do next, and/or I find myself going out of my mind. Having a routine makes days seem less stressful. I know when I am going to wake up and what I will be doing in that time, and that prompts me to plan the rest of my days accordingly.

One advantage of having a morning routine and being productive is that your evenings aren't as busy. Being productive during the morning/day time gets assignments done, and therefore you have more free time.

Finally, as I close out this article, I had to mention one of nature's wonders about morning hours that I enjoy. Sunrises! Sunrises are wonderful to watch and put me in a great mood for the rest of the morning. As geeky as it sounds, it makes me feel more positive.

Maybe you'll try being a morning person after reading this article, or maybe you'll continue to hit the snooze button in the morning. But either way, being an early bad isn't as bad as people make it out to be!

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20 Fun Facts To Use When Introducing Yourself

As we embark on the semester, we are put on the spot in order to share interesting details about ourselves. This article discloses possible fun facts to tell others!

After experiencing my first week of classes, I have learned that every student needs a handy-dandy list of fun facts about themselves to tell other people. Many professors use the first couple of classes to learn about their students, so you may need to think about who you are and how you want to introduce yourself to your professor and classmates. We all have that one go-to interesting fact about ourselves, but sometimes you just have to mix it up!

1. My favorite hobby is...

What do you do in your free time? Personally, I love to stay active! I am a competitive Latin dancer and enjoy teaching and taking Zumba classes, going to the gym, and hiking.

2. I love...

Is there something, someone, or somewhere that you love? What makes your heart ache? What do you miss when it's gone? I can say that I love my friends because I feel my most confident when I'm surrounded by those who love and support me.

3. I look up to...

Is there someone you adore? Who mesmerizes you? Who do you wish to learn from? After watching "A Ballerina's Tale," I discovered Misty Copeland. In 2015 she became the first African American ballet dancer to become the Female Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre. Her passion, grace, and strength continuously motivate me to better myself as an athlete and an individual.

4. This art speaks to me because...

Coco Chanel said, "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." This encourages me to always follow my heart no matter what. I will never follow society's standards and norms because they do not define me. Chanel's saying definitely influences my character and lifestyle.

5. A funny and/or embarrassing memory of me is...

When you make others laugh they want to spend time and make memories with you! Don't be afraid to embarrass yourself. You will come off as down to earth, easy-going, and loyal.

6. My siblings or lack thereof influenced me by...

I can go on and on about my brother, who is 10 years older than I. We have opposite personalities and despite the age gap, we're quite close.

7. My pet(s) are my life because...

Only sad people don't like hearing about furry creatures, even if your pets are slimy and slithering creatures all human beings enjoy hearing pet tales!

8. I'm afraid of...

Your personality can be revealed by your likes and dislikes, including the things that you fear. I am terrified of change and the unknown, hence, the future is an anxiety-inducing topic to discuss for me.

9. I am the way I am because...

What have you gone through in life that has shaped you into who you are today? Remember to be open minded and allow yourself to open up to your peers. You may be surprised by how others respond and/or what others have endured as well.

10. The most unusual item that can be found in your dorm...

This is a fun fact about yourself that can easily liven up an awkward conversation. Think about your quirks and differences! One item I have in my dorm is my teddy bear, Peter, whom I like to joke is my boyfriend.

11. My dream job is...

In college, "What's your major?" is a widespread question. Nonetheless, skip the boring statement of "I'm majoring in..." and go in depth on what your dream job is (hopefully your major factors in to this dream of yours).

12. My hidden talents are...

Angelina Jolie is a knife thrower. Kendall Jenner can produce bird noises. Amanda Seyfried can crochet and knit. Is there anything special you can do? Some people have rare and unique talents, maybe you can think of some hidden talents of your own!

13. My guilty pleasure is...

I will say it a million times: don't be shy when introducing yourself to new people! I'll start by divulging my guilty pleasure: Youtube's family vlogging channel, "OKBaby"!

Check them out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvUCbnwzySKgbKiB_...

14. Some activities on my bucket list are...

This is an easy way to grab people's attention and find others with similar desires as you. Be an adventurer! Go out of your comfort zone!

15. Talk about your best friend...

How would your best friend describe you? What do you love to do with your best friend?

16. Talk about an accomplishment of yours...

You are incredible and have achieved so much! Reveal something that you are proud of — show off a little!

17. This one time at my job...

Bosses breathing down your neck. Curious coworkers asking personal questions. Cursing customers who never leave you alone. Your job can be filled with tons of hilarious situations that can easily entertain a crowd.

18. During the summer...

Any scars with stories? Any summer flings? Any lessons learned from the tanning too long? Now that summer is over, disclose memories that can leave positive impressions on others.

19. I volunteer at...

Do you do any community service? Share a funny moment while you were volunteering. What did you learn while there? Would you continue?

20. [blank] is meaningful to me because...

What do you appreciate in life? What brightens your day? What makes you fall in love? What does someone have to do to make you smile?

Finally, remember to be outgoing! Reveal that three-mile smile and open your arms to learning about others. Spread smiles, love, and happiness.

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In The Chaos of Summer, Don't Forget To Stop And Smell The Flowers

And remember, vitamin D is more important than that assignment you're stressed about.


I have only finished three weeks of summer and I am stressed. Who let me work 40 hours a week and take 2 summer classes? Apparently optimistic April Emma was feeling like a superwoman. Now, don't get me wrong, I love my job. I love working 40 hours and doing what I absolutely love. The classes? Not so much. Those are the reason I cannot sleep at night and have oddly been at peace with turning assignments in late. Side note: when did summers become stressful instead of a break? Is this what it finally means to be an adult?

However, with all of these things (well okay, only 3 but it feels like a lot), I have been learning that it is extremely important to stop and take some time for yourself.

What does that look like? Sometimes, you just have to sleep. Take an L and try again tomorrow. Or, go for a nature walk. Or, watch that one episode of your favorite tv show that's been on Hulu for weeks and you're super behind because of your schedule. Or, try a new workout class. You can also practice some mindful meditation or try painting a picture that sparks joy. There are so many things. The most important part is that you enjoy them.

I don't think that we should ever become too busy where we forget about ourselves. I've found myself doing that lately, and I need to learn how to let myself have some downtime. And you know what that's actually going to look like? I'm going to spend some mega time with Jesus. It's been a hot minute because of life, but at the end of the day, He's more important than a math class.

Summer 2019, you might be stressing me out to the max, but I'm going to take my summer back one period of downtime at a time.

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