- Category: Volume 87 (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)
- Published: 17 February 2016
- Written by JULIA BURKE | STAFF WRITER
Getting up early is probably the most torturous thing you could do to yourself, or is it? Just the thought of waking up before the sun rises is enough to make a college student cringe, but it can positively impact your life. Additionally, it will allow you to break the stereotype that all college students sleep until 3 P.M. (because we all pretty much do).
Professor Jee Hyun Lim, who teaches voice lessons, mentioned, “An early start gives you a jump start to the day! Our concentration level is higher in the morning, and you finish class earlier!”
The early bird really does catch the worm; below I have listed the five benefits of being a morning person!
1. It gets your day started
It will make you more productive! We’ve all had that day (or many days) when we slept until late afternoon and felt so lazy; we accomplished NOTHING and had no time to accomplish anything because the day was nearly over. Waking up super late makes you feel like a useless couch potato and no one wants to feel like that! Getting up early will allow you to be very efficient.
Makenzie Cox, a freshman psychology student, stated, “Waking up too late can waste the entire day. Getting up even slightly earlier than usual makes me feel better about myself and helps me get more accomplished.”
2.You get things done before anyone else is up
Not only will you be productive, but you’ll complete everything that you need to finish before anyone else wakes up. This way, you won’t miss an opportunity to go to Buffalo Wild Wings with your friends, or go for a walk with your grandma on the beach. You’ll have the rest of the day to do what you want; the morning is the perfect time to get things done because you won’t miss out on any events!
3. You’ll have time to exercise
Especially as a college student, it can be difficult to find a time to exercise while balancing your hectic schedule of classes, studying, work, and a social life. You want to stay in shape, though, and there’s no better time to hit the gym, than in the morning. This will refresh you and help you start your day. Also, not many people wake up early so you’ll most likely have the gym all to yourself! #fitnessgoals
Deya Fuleihan, a freshman political science student, exclaimed, “I love waking up before my classes to work out. It motivates me for the rest of the day.”
4. It will become routine
It may be hard to wake up at first, but once you continue to do it, it will become easier. After a few weeks, you won’t even mind it anymore; in fact, you’ll realize how great it is to be a morning person and you’ll love getting up in the early a.m.!
5. You’ll get a good night’s sleep
By the end of the day, you’ll fall asleep easily. It’s such a great feeling when you crawl into bed at the end of the day, cuddle your pillow pet, and sleep like a baby; nothing beats that.
Getting up early will make you an overall healthier and happier person.
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