Keep Your Friends Close, and Your Enemies Closer.
In college, sleep can be a bitch. There I said it. It plays head games like an old high-school boyfriend. One week will be fine. Waking up at 7a.m, chipper as a non morning person can be, and continuing on with the morning in a decent mood. The next week can be awful. Waking up every hour on the hour for no reason at all. It can test the person that you are in so many ways.
I know I am no the only one that feels this way. Many college students like myself have this schedule semester, after semester. 8a.m.s can be the culprit of this schedule change. Life is rough, so you gotta be tough. Being tough is great and all, but I will be one to admit that it is hard to be awake and functioning at 8a.m. after studying for the 6 previous hours.
Coffee Is Your Go-TO
As cliche as it sounds, it is the truth ya'll. In college, coffee is essential at almost any time of day or night. Like at 4:21 on a Wednesday. Its fine... everything is fine.
I say we implement a rule where there will be a certain number of hours that are judgement free. Between 8a.m. and 10:30a.m, because in college there is no telling what has gone on the night before with that person sitting next to you in class. This is just another reason to be kind to everyone you meet. Guess what! Coffee can help you do that.
Find an Outlet
Coming home and watching Netflix is completely normal, or at least I believe it is. If this is your outlet, then let it ride!!!
Having an outlet while you're taking 8a.m. is something that I strive to find. Granted, having a HEALTHY outlet is better than having a bad one. This is why having a dog in college should be required. It gets you completely out of bed and you get to watch your baby have fun in the sun! Obviously, I am an advocate of this!
Also, find a group of friends that keeps you sane. Having good people around you can boost your mood so quickly. It doesn't matter if its 5 or 2. Dog, or human.
Its gonna be alright.
While all of these things are struggles that most college students deal with and my seem irrelevant, its not easy. Cutting upperclassmen some slack is okay. Dealing with life is not always easy. Finding positives in each day can make your week. Its gonna be alright.
"Twenty years from now you will be disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails."