I'm not a morning person. I don't wake up in the morning with the energy to spring out of bed and start my day. And I want to be a morning person, I really do, but no matter how hard I try, my body never becomes adjusted to getting up with the sun. It can't even become adjusted to getting up a few hours after the sun has risen. That being said, I rarely sleep past 9 a.m. and I am definitely not a night owl. Trying to stay awake past midnight always poses a challenge for me.
But back to the point at hand. I wish I were a morning person. I wish I could wake up in the morning and kick start my day. Cup of coffee. Do some assignments. Write an article. Take care of a bill sitting on my desk. These are the things I wish I could do in the morning. What I actually do in the morning is lay in my bed trying to fall back asleep. When that doesn't work, I scroll aimlessly through every social media app on my phone.
Sometimes, I'll even read those articles you can find on Pinterest on how to become a morning person. All offer the same advice: make a routine, have something to do immediately when you wake up, plan an exciting breakfast. These things don't seem to entice me enough to get out of bed. And let's face it, when I'm away at school, the only thing I have to look forward to when I wake up is making myself a pot of coffee and getting a head start on that assignment due at 2 o'clock.
Whether I will ever become a morning person or not, I've decided to keep trying. Every semester I set goals for myself, whether they're related to my classes or my personal life. One of which is always related to the morning. Sometimes it's to get out of bed as soon as my alarm goes off, sometimes it's to avoid social media until I've showered and eaten breakfast. Maybe, just maybe, this will help me become the morning person I wish I could be.