How To Make Waking Up In The Morning Oh-So Easier

8 Tips To Make Waking Up In The Morning Oh-So Easier

A few tips on how you can avoid sleeping through your alarm.


Spring semester is in full swing, and being in college means struggling to wake up for classes. If you're not a morning person but are taking morning classes this semester, you probably have trouble with getting up on time. Not only is it hard, but it's also hard to simply stay awake and be focused so early in the day. However, there are plenty of ways that you can help yourself not only wake up but also be alert and focused in your morning classes.

1. Make sure to get plenty of sleep.


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This is one of the obvious points but also the most important. If you're having trouble getting up in the morning, chances are that you're probably not getting much sleep. You always need to make sure that you're getting at least 9 hours of sleep every night. I know, easier said than done, especially if you have tons of homework.

However, when you're in college, it's best not to pull an all-nighter, no matter how tempting it may be. The safest bet is to put the homework down at least an hour before going to bed. It will help you get the rest that you need so that you can avoid falling asleep in class or sleeping through your alarm.

2. Focus on eating food that gives you energy.


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You won't always need to drink caffeine in order to wake up in the morning. There are plenty of foods that can give you the same amount of energy. Eating foods such as any type of nut, oatmeal, eggs or avocados can help you wake up the morning. This is because most of these foods have protein inside them or, in the case of avocados, contain good fats that can provide you with the energy you need to start your day. Getting in the habit of eating foods that give you energy can help you avoid struggling to stay awake in the morning.

3. Try drinking tea or coffee.


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If you haven't already, having a little caffeine can help clear any initial fog that you have in the morning. It can help you focus better in class while also helping you wake up in the morning. Try drinking coffee, black tea or energy teas which will give you the energy you need. Avoid too much caffeine from energy drinks or sugary caffeinated coffees since these can actually slow you down rather than give you energy.

4. Try going to bed at the same time every night.


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The best way to help yourself wake up early in the morning is to get in the habit of setting yourself a schedule of going to sleep at the same time every night. Planning on sleeping at the same time will help you have a full sleep cycle, and it will help you get in the routine of going to bed early every day. This also goes with waking up at the same time as well every morning.

5. Avoid skipping breakfast.


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One way to give yourself energy throughout the morning is to make sure that you eat a good breakfast! This is something that almost every college student struggles with, especially if you're busy in the morning. However, eating a big breakfast can help give your body the energy it needs to start the day. Your body needs energy in the morning to metabolize and use throughout the rest of the day, which is why it's so important to make sure you're not skipping breakfast before you head out to your classes.

6. Consider taking a cold shower.



If you need to wake up in the morning, one thing that can help is taking a cold shower. The water doesn't have to be cold the whole time you're showering. You can take a cold shower for 5 minutes and then switch to warm water in order to wake yourself up quickly in the morning. It's a good way to ensure that you wake up and aren't starting to feel like you might doze off as soon as you finish getting dressed.

7. Wake up a few minutes earlier than planned.

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If you know that you'll have a hard time getting up right away in the morning, one way that you help yourself not sleep through your alarm is getting in the habit of waking up a little earlier than you originally planned. It will give yourself enough time to wake up and get ready to go to class. You don't need to wake up 20 minutes before you planned but at least 5 minutes is a good start for allowing yourself enough time to wake up before you need to start getting ready.

8. Try to get yourself moving in the morning.


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One great way of giving yourself some energy in the morning is by getting yourself to move around in the morning. If you stay still for too long, you could end up dozing off or run the risk of falling back to sleep. Moving around by walking around your house or going for a jog before class can help give you a little bit of energy to start your day.

If you find yourself struggling to get up in the morning, try any of these tips so that you can wake up feeling more energetic. Getting up early for classes can be hard. However, there are plenty of ways that you can get up more easily in the morning. You don't have to be a morning person in order to have a lot of energy in the morning! If you follow these tips, you'll be able to wake up on time without finding yourself late to class.

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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:

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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