Morning Struggles College Students Know Too Well
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Morning Struggles College Students Know Too Well

That time of day most people call morning. However, college students will refer to it as mourning.

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Morning Struggles College Students Know Too Well

It’s hard enough waking up in time for your 8, 9 or even 10 o’clock class in the morning, but now it’s starting to get colder, and that makes life a whole lot harder. We all have those days were we just want to stay in our warm bed and not face the cold and brutal mornings. It is times like these that we need a little something to help us get out of bed or even get through the morning. You are not alone, it is a process that we all have to encounter when that alarm sounds.

You finally open your eyes and realize you really have to use the bathroom. It’s a mental battle whether or not to get up and make that far journey to the restroom. The floor is cold, the air is cold, and your bed is just so warm. Why, body? Why?

You have already pressed snooze three times, and you know that this is the final snooze you can press before you have exactly 12 minutes to get ready and get to class.

Your bed feels like laying in a pile of clouds, and it is impossible to fathom how you have ever gotten out of it hundreds of times before. Yeah you may get out of bed for a second, but you are already planning your afternoon nap.

When someone is trying to have a conversation with you, and you can only process about three words at a time. The only thing you can do is nod and smile, and hope that your response was somewhat reasonable.

When you see the "feels like" temperature on your weather app, and it says less than 45 degrees, the "dress to impress" mentality flies out the window.

The cold is making you question every reason you decided to go to class this early. The 10-minute walk to your first class is a physical, emotional, and mental challenge.

Getting up and staying up is not going to be easy. You need caffeine desperately. Don’t even bother trying to be civil before getting that much-needed coffee.

Your roommate has to get up around the same time as you and you told them to make sure you get up for class no matter what you do or say. It becomes a challenge for you both to get you out of bed.

When you need a little motivation because you begin to question why you are here, what you are doing with your life, and why mornings are so early? The constant struggle for the love of sleep, but the need to go to class.

In the end, all the motivation we need is to be happy that a new day has started. Getting out of bed is only one of the many challenges we will overcome today, but determine that it is going to be a great day. So get out of bed, go to class, and listen to Adele.

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