9 Ways Being A Morning Person In College Is The Best

9 Ways Being A Morning Person In College Is The Best

You'll find that it's nice to enjoy the whole day instead of part of it.

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Being a morning person in college sounds like hell on earth, am I right? At first, it was. I was never a morning person in high school and in my freshman year of college, I wasn't. My latest classes would be at 11 am, which was hell for me to get up at 9:30 in the morning and I would oversleep A LOT. My sophomore year of college, I got a puppy, which meant I had to be on a mom schedule. Puppies are a lot of work. They need to be fed at a certain time in the morning so that they will have digested their food by lunchtime, and can have another meal, they will get up at 6 am sometimes so you must be ready too. There's much more with it, but I wanted to be the best dog mom I could be, so I made the transition. I learned so much from getting up early in the morning that I've grown to love it. I made a list of things that I've learned to truly love about mornings.

1. More time with my dog

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  • In the morning, I take my dog out, feed her, and after breakfast, she and I take a long walk through our neighborhood that we live in and it's my favorite part of my morning. The birds are chirping, it's cooler, and it gives Lucy the exercise she will need before our evening walks.

2. More time to do homework

I've noticed that I don't have to stay up late at night to get all my homework done if I just do it in the mornings. It's much easier, and it doesn't hurt me if I have to drink my coffee with my homework because I'm getting caffeinated for the rest of the day. Doing homework in the morning gives me a motivated start and I don't feel so stressed throughout the day to get things done.

3. It's quiet

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I'm one of those people who loves when it's quiet. I love being awake before everyone else because the stillness of my house and neighborhood just puts me in a great mood. The quietness gives me that time to myself that I need so that I can be social later in the day.

4. You have more time in your day

I don't know about you, but I'm one of those people that feels guilty if I wake up past noon because I feel as if I've wasted my day. Not judging those who do sleep in until noon, because I wish I could, but my conscious is too uptight and won't let me be okay with it. I've found that it's better to take the day, and I get so much done on my off days, and if I don't have anything to do, I have more time to binge Cheers (my current fav on Netflix).

5. More nap opportunities

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I'm a nap kind of person. If I've gotten up early and have been extremely productive, I gift myself with a nap. So, if you get up early, just remember that you have more time to nap later, which is great motivation to get things done.

6. You have a reason to get a proper breakfast

I love brunch, who doesn't love brunch? It's two of the best meals in a day. However, getting three meals a day is better for you than getting two meals a day. As much as I love brunch, I'd rather have breakfast at 8am and then lunch around noon. Helps with calorie counting, nutrition, and your metabolism.

7. You can go to the gym

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Now that I've been transitioning to be a morning person, I took the opportunity to go to the gym first thing in the morning. I've found that it's great motivation, you feel great afterward, and it helps wake you up for your day!

8. You're tired around 10pm

I know right? You can actually be tired at a great time at night? You can actually get decent hours of sleep? It's amazing.

9. You'll feel great

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Being awake at 7:30 or 8 am has been a pain sometimes, but I feel better overall when I've gotten things done and I still have a chunk of morning left before I need to go to work.

I've been transitioning to a morning person for about a year now, and my job also helps with that. I take the morning shifts at work, which is hell sometimes because I usually have to be at work at 6 AM, but once I'm off work at 2 PM or 3 PM, I have the rest of my day to hang out with friends, do homework or even NAP. I absolutely love it and will keep this up for as long as I can.

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Seven Tasty Coffee Drinks Without The Coffee Taste

I'm pretty sure my body is 90% coffee and soon, yours will be too.
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Though I don’t understand it, there are a lot of people who don’t like coffee. Many people still want to have the coffee to wake them up, learn to like coffee, or want to hop on the bandwagon of enjoying a coffee treat from Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, or Wawa (the overall best). So, here’s a list of seven drinks that include coffee, but don’t taste like it, to help you transition from a non-coffee drinker to an active one.


1. Coolattas from Dunkin Donuts

A Coolatta is basically a frozen flavored drink. Most of them contain coffee, so getting that boost of caffeine without the coffee taste is easy with this treat. It comes in caramel, vanilla bean, mocha, Oreo, and more.

2. Any kind of Mocha Coffee (or caffe mocha)

A mocha coffee tastes like subtly coffee flavored hot chocolate. One of my favorite mocha drinks around the holidays is a peppermint mocha, because it tastes like a chocolate dipped candy cane, which is perfect to get anyone (even a Jewish girl like me) into the Christmas spirit. If you like hot chocolate, a mocha is a good way to transition into drinking regular coffee.

3. Vanilla Latte

A vanilla latte is one of my personal favorites. They can come hot or iced, and though they contain a good amount of coffee, it tastes like you dipped a sugar cookie into coffee.

4. Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha

After going to Starbucks with a friend, she forced me to try this when she ordered it, and it was fabulous. She described it to me as a drink for people who don’t like rich chocolate. It’s a really creamy drink that tastes kind of like white hot chocolate.

5.Starbucks Frappuccino

Don’t even get me started on Frapps. The amount of flavors they have is amazing, and it’s basically one of the best beverages ever. My favorite is the double chocolate chip, because you get a rich chocolate flavor with crunchy chocolate chips inside. SO good. They also have caramel, vanilla, strawberry, cinnamon, green tea, and pumpkin spice and toasted graham cracker during the fall season (just to list a few).

6. Chai Latte

A chai latte tastes like tea with milk, infused with spices. It is definitely something people either love or hate, but if you like that spiced flavor, I would recommend it.

7. Caramel Macchiato

I have never tried one of these, but people LOVE them (not to mention the drink is beautiful). In simple terms, it is steamed milk topped with foam, topped with espresso to create a luscious, caramel, layered coffee drink.

So to those crazy people out there who don't enjoy a nice cup of coffee in the morning, or a mid-day iced coffee in the summer, try these drinks and soon you'll wake up craving a cup of coffee like me.

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4 Reasons Hydroflask Is The Superior Water Bottle, This Is Not Up For Debate

We all know the risk of dropping a Hydro Flask.

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I am currently on my second Hydro Flask, third lid, and I have entered the sticker phase of owning a defense weapon that holds your water at pleasantly cool temperatures. Since getting my first Hydro Flask I feel as if I have a little companion. I never get thirsty, my pee is a color that my doctor would be proud of, and I get to leave class a lot because I pee so much. I think Hydro Flask is the best reusable water bottle to exist. Heck, of course, it is better than a plastic water bottle, making a Hydro Flask the best water bottle in the world.

1. Picking the correct size and color

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Okay, when picking out a Hydro Flask on the company's website, you can customize your own vacuumed insulated stainless steel water bottle. There are 11 different sizes, 3 different lid options, and over 16 different colors. So the options are almost endless.

2. Your water is always fresh, always, I don't even want to argue

Yes, that was me on the floor in fetal position featuring my best friend, Hydro Flask.

Bre Andre

We all know that melting moment in the semester. Water is always strapped to my backpack and ready to support me through my struggles. I simply pull out my water bottle drink a little bit of water to replenish from crying over a missed assignment while I email my professor to apologize.

3. Opening a Hydro Flask or dropping it in public brings a lot of attention your way

Opening/closing your hydro flask be like. People turn their heads in class. God forbid you to drop it and make everyone jump and get real quiet. But it sounds a heck of a lot better than the crackling of a plastic water bottle and my water is not cold like Nalgene water bottles.

4. Will get dents but they are just decorations like your stickers

My friend Ricky and I showing each other our dented but decorated Hydro Flasks.

Abigail Cawthorn

You are going to drop your water bottle and it will dent. But the dent will not prevent your Hydro Flask from keeping your water fresh. It adds character and identity to your water bottle like the stickers you will eventually cover it with.


My friend Julia showing off her straw lid Hydro Flask.Abigail Cawthorn


Haley is thankful for her awesome green Hydro Flask it goes everywhere with her. Abigail Cawthorn



Allison does a great job of decorating her Hydro Flask. Abigail Cawthorn

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