I think everyone can agree that waking up in the morning is not the best feeling in the world. I know that I have always struggled with waking up, especially at early times and when I have to go to a boring class. Over the years, I have tried to make myself a morning person, and have found that there are a few things I always have to do to make my morning go smoothly.
My perfect morning routine starts at night. I get everything I need in check before I go to sleep. I pick out my outfit, pack my book bag and put my computer on the charger. I have learned that I sleep better if I know everything I need to do is in order. Once I am in bed, I try to go to sleep at a decent hour, even though that usually doesn't happen. I set my alarms and make sure my ringer is on so I can hear it.
When the morning comes and my alarm goes off, I immediately open my eyes. No rolling over, no snoozing your alarm.
I know some people think it's a bad habit, but I have to look at my phone. I check the weather and look to see if I got any emails while I was asleep. I get up about 45 minutes before I have to leave, but I never leave my bed without making it up, and once I am up, I go straight to the bathroom. I have found that washing my face in the morning just puts me in a bad mood because the water gets everywhere, so I just splash some water on my face and brush my teeth.
The next few things are what really gets me up in the morning.
I love to look out of my window and see the sunrise while I am doing my makeup. I also make my coffee and grab a protein bar or some yogurt, because breakfast is a big motivator of mine in the morning. Once I am ready, I get my already packed book bag and head out of the door.
It has taken me a very long time to find the perfect morning routine to really wake me up in the morning and get me going, especially because I have a roommate with a very different schedule. If I could, I would probably play a podcast or some energizing songs in the morning, but for now, I would say that my morning routine is pretty perfect.
I hope that you can take some things from my morning routine and see if they help motivate you to wake up in the morning. Don't forget to set your alarm!