The Most Productive College Morning Routine

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The Perfect College Morning Routine

This post is about the most productive college morning routine.

Mornings are the best time to get a lot of things done and set the rhythm for the day. Having a productive college morning routine can give your day a good start and you’ll carry the momentum with you throughout the day.

I wasn’t exactly a morning person. I usually went to bed late and woke up just in time for college. But my roommate was a morning person and inspired me to change my habits, and I’m so very glad that I did!

If you’re not a morning person by nature and need some help developing a good morning routine during college, practicing the following habits will help you because that’s what I personally did to become a morning person.

So here are the seven steps to my college morning routine:

1. Have An Early Start

Getting up early is a real game-changer. You can have a slow, relaxed morning instead of getting up and rushing out of your door to your first class.        

On days you have morning classes, plan to wake up at least one hour before your first class of the day. Try waking up every day at the same time to get into that habit.

As soon as you wake up get moving. Washing your face with cold water can also really help.

2. Hydrate

Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning before having that coffee or tea. Keep a bottle next to the bed so that you don’t forget. It’s also important to stay hydrated throughout the day so I recommend a  refillable water bottle you can bring with you. Most often we forget how important water is and only remember it when we’re literally dehydrated. In that case, there are plenty of apps that you can download to remind you to drink your daily dose!

3. Make Your Bed

This might seem like a trivial thing to do but it can become an important part of your morning routine. It will make you feel like you’ve accomplished the first task of the day. Also, your room will instantly look cleaner.

Plus, after a long day, you’ll just want to climb into your bed and go to sleep. So it’ll give you great comfort in knowing that your bed is already made and waiting for you to curl up into.

4. Have a Quality breakfast

It’s rightly said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating breakfast can help replenish your blood sugar levels and get essential nutrients your body needs so that you can concentrate better in classes and remember better.

Even if you are truly not a breakfast person, I recommend getting into the habit because your body has been fasting for the past seven or eight hours, and kick-starting your system with a good breakfast can get you going. 

You can have a big breakfast of bacon and eggs, hash browns or just something quick and basic like a bowl of cereal, a protein shake, or a granola bar.   

5. Plan Your Day Ahead

Planning ahead keeps you super-organized. And a planner is one of the best organizational tools you can have during college. You can use it for keeping track of literally anything, like your assignments, extra-curricular activities or life in general.

Make a list of important things to do that day in your planner. You can do it either in the morning or the night before. Being in college is so hectic that we often forget about several tasks. Having everything written down will make sure you don’t forget that important assignment or email.

6. Write in your journal

Journaling is a great way to write down your thoughts. You could have some pre-made writing prompts to get you started or you could write down 5 things you are grateful for. This helps clear your mind to be ready for the day ahead.

If you’re short on time, give The Five-Minute Journal a try or this  One Question a Day journal (which you can use throughout college).  

7. Get ready for the day

If you have the time and energy, take a shower. It really helped me feel more awake and put together to start my day. If you’re a night shower person you could skip this step though.

Dress up in something you feel very nice in. It will make you feel confident and ready to take on the day.

This was the exact morning routine I followed every day when I was in college and it helped me get a great start for the day! I hope you too will find these steps helpful in developing your own morning routine.

This post was all about my easy college morning routine that I followed every day!

It’s just an example of a simple college morning routine that is very easy to follow and will help you be more productive and prepared for the day.

Other things you could add to your college morning routine:

Here are some more college morning routine ideas. I didn’t do these steps every morning but you might find them helpful incorporated into your morning routine! Also, you don’t need to do all of these things. Just try a few at a time to see out what you like and what best prepares you for the day.

Exercise: Whether it be a run, a trip to the gym, yoga, or finding your own short workout, exercising first thing in the morning can really help improve your mood and have more energy throughout the day.

Meditate: Studies say that meditating for a few minutes every day can increase your focus and attention and improves your ability to multitask. So it could be a great idea for you to incorporate this into our morning routine!

Listen to some music: My roommate listened to music every single morning! She says it makes her happy! You could try it out too!

Read: This is something I should definitely add to my morning routine because I think that the wee hours of mornings are the best times to get some study or reading done because it’s generally less noisy and less distracting!

I hope you found these ideas helpful in developing your own morning routine!

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