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Let Me Help You Find Your Perfect Morning Routine And Make Waking Up In The Morning Easier

Waking up is hard, but not if you have something to look forward to.

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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!

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.

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To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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If You're Not Putting Yourself Out Of Your Comfort Zone, You'll Never Experience Personal Growth

So, why aren't you doing it?

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Putting yourself in uncomfortable situations isn't always an easy thing. For me personally, I'm someone who claims that they don't mind change, but deep down, it really freaks me out. Whether that's moving to new places, making new friends, eating at a restaurant alone, or even asking out a boy who is super cute, it's scary. I think we all have those 2 a.m. moments when we get the sudden urge to completely switch up our lives. Do something completely different. Reinvent ourselves. But, it's easier said than done.

It's easier to say that you want to lose weight, but actually going to the gym and eating healthier is more difficult.

It's easier to say you'll cut down on your screen time, but actually deleting social media or putting down the phone seems impossible.

It's easier to say you want to be more adventurous, but actually doing spontaneous things can seem out of your safety zone.

But, life isn't easy.

I hate to be blunt, but it's so true. Trying new things, being spontaneous and courageous, or working on improvement doesn't come easily to everyone. But, without pushing yourself to do things you would never consider, you'll be stuck. You'll never reach your full potential.

Now, imagine if you never raised your hand in class growing up. You would have never asked that question. Maybe wouldn't have passed the test. Then, would have settled for your grade.

Imagine you never stood up for your friend. Sure, being blunt is scary, but if you hadn't done that, maybe the torment would've continued.

Imagine if you never moved away from home. You would be stuck only knowing your town, your family, your friends from high school. Maybe you were supposed to meet your future spouse? Or your bridesmaid? Or your best friend? But, you never even left, so it wouldn't have happened.

Adrenaline.

Excitement.

Sugar rushes.

Caffeine overloads.

These are some examples of the good parts of being brave. These things drive you to be a little bolder. To be a little more courageous. A little more honest. Sometimes you can't do it on your own. You need things like adrenaline or excitement to fuel those moments that just always seemed out of your element.

To give some personal testimony, this summer, I decided to be a little more adventurous. More of a "yes" person instead of always making excuses to say "no." It's scary for me because I'm usually a very logical person. Don't get me wrong, I'm always down for a good time, but if it's something that is a little uncomfortable for me, I start thinking about all the facts. I psych myself out and chicken out of it. I know this is out of my comfort zone. Yet, I know it is the most beneficial thing for me at this point in my life. I have never experienced a bad situation where I step a little out of my comfort zone. Obviously, I'm not saying to go drugs or anything because that's a little too far, but by stepping out a little bit, I let go of the fear and just do it. Do it for the memories. For the experience. For myself. That's it.

Nothing happens to you if you stay stuck in your shell. You will forever be the you that you are in this moment. But, no one wants that. You aren't done growing. You aren't done changing. So, step out of your comfort zone to better yourself.

Why haven't you done it yet?

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