Of all of the things important to college students, there is little more revered than sleep. I spent much of my time in high school and my entire freshman year trying to find ways to save on sleep. The quickest way to save time in the morning and sleep in as much as possible is by making your morning routine as quick and efficient as possible.
1. Have a set wake-up time
One of the best ways to have an efficient morning and not wake up feeling like a creature from the Walking Dead is to have a set bed time and wake up time. For me this time is something that works for both class and school.
2. Set out your clothes the night before
The easiest way to save time in the morning is to prepare the night before. I’m pretty terrible at this because all I want to do at night is sleep. One way however that I save time in the morning is by thinking about or putting out my clothes the night before. This aims to hopefully eliminate the dreaded time spent staring at your full closet wondering why you don’t have anything to wear.
3. Do a quick calendar check
I have two calendars in the form of dry erase boards right in front of my face when I wake up. I have a monthly view and a weekly view, this way I can quickly look over what I need to prepare for that day and adjust accordingly. Another thing next to my calendars is a to-do list where I put a list of things that have to get done that day.
4. Budget time
If I could, I would spend two hours putting time into my hair and makeup, unfortunately I only have an hour in the morning to do all of that and get dressed. That means I have to realistically think about how long it takes me to get ready and keep an eye on time.
I personally can not be alive without coffee or tea in the morning, I’m slowly trying to sneak water into my routine to stay hydrated and healthy, I have also been trying to remember to have something in the morning to kickstart my metabolism such as oatmeal or a banana or toast.