1. Sleep, sleep, sleepThis is obviously the most important part of being able to wake up early. Head to bed at a reasonable time, you should know how much sleep you need to feel good so don’t short change yourself just for an extra episode. Make sure that you’re not staying up scrolling on Instagram because the light from your screen will make it more difficult for you to chill out properly and get a good night’s sleep.
2. Get prepped!When you come home after classes, keep everything that you need in one place ready for the next morning. Don’t leave your keys in the fruit bowl and your books under your bed. By leaving everything together that you’ll need to grab before you head out of the door you reduce the risk of panicking that you’ve lost something early in the morning. No one needs to be stressing out first thing!
3. Outfit planWe’re not talking Next Top Model style, we just mean have an idea of what you might want to wear the next day and if something needs ironing then it’s best to do it the night before.
4. Learn to love breakfastWhether it’s Instagram-worthy avocado toast or a simple bowl of oatmeal, having something to look forward to is a surefire way of getting you out of bed in the morning. Choose something easy or something that you can prep the night before, for example, chop all your fruit ready for your smoothie bowl and you’ll save yourself loads of time.
5. Don’t snooze!If you’re hitting that snooze button you could be making things harder for yourself. It might feel awesome that second that you fall back to sleep but when it comes to waking up again, it’s twice as difficult to feel fresh.
6. Kick startIf your early mornings aren’t too early and you could fit in a short workout, why not? This is a great way to get ready for the day and you won’t have to worry about hitting the gym after a long day at college.
7. Make a pactIf you’ve promised to meet someone at a certain time, you’re more likely to stick to it. Arrange to walk to class with a friend or meet for a quick coffee before class and you’re less likely to fail at getting up early.
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