Waking-Up Early is Secretly the Best
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Waking-Up Early is Secretly the Best

Seriously, trust me on this one

Waking-Up Early is Secretly the Best

Most high-school/ college-aged kids dread the idea of waking up early: if it involves waking up before 11 am, just forget about it. I don't blame them for wanting to sleep in- your teen years are crazy exhausting between schoolwork and socializing. I used to be the person who repeatedly hit snooze until the last possible second but surprisingly, college changed me. I now sleep no later than 8:30 or 9 am and I love it.

During my freshman year of college I had 9 am classes almost every day, meaning I would have to wake up around 7:45 in order to get ready and eat. At first, it was challenging and the sound of my alarm clock in the morning made me sad, but as the semester progressed I began to enjoy it. The main reason why I love waking up early is that I am able to be more productive with my life. By waking up earlier, I am able to thoroughly get ready for class, eat breakfast (It's super important!) and have a cup of coffee all before 9 am. Since my classes were scheduled for earlier in the day I was able to spend my afternoon doing homework or going to the gym, allowing me to find time in the evenings for myself and friends. This also helped me to go to bed earlier each day which is something most college students are unable to do. As the year continued, I became even more of a morning person and would go to the gym with friends, get dressed, and eat breakfast all before my 9 am class. In addition to being more productive, a quiet, relaxing morning is a great way to start the day.

A lot of my friends think that I am crazy for being a morning person, but I also have plenty of friends who agree with me that waking up early great. For those looking to become a morning person, it helps to have friends or a roommate who also enjoy the morning because it pushes you to do the same. At first, it will be difficult to wake up early; you might hate it or be cranky, but after a couple of days, it will become easier. There are so many benefits to waking up early that it's worth at least trying to implement it into your life. If waking up before 9 seems too aggressive, try just waking up an hour earlier each day and trust me, it's secretly the best.

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