My college morning routine
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I wasn’t dramatic when I said this is the college morning routine that changed my life. Here’s why.
In my first year of college, I didn’t have a college morning routine or even any routine at all, and trust me, I was a mess. I was almost always late for my classes and didn’t even have time to do things I enjoy.
After learning about morning routines and how to create one, I decided to try it out myself. Some of the tips worked for me but others didn’t so I had to adjust and create one that fits my lifestyle.
Fast forward to my final year of college, I now have a college morning routine that I enjoy and that works well for me. Here is the college morning routine that changed my life.
Wake up early
A good morning routine starts the night before. If you want to wake up earlier than usual, sleep earlier than you normally do.
I wake up around 5:10 am and the first thing I always do is pray (unless I’m on my period).
As a Muslim, I have to pray 5 times daily and the first prayer which is called the fajr prayer takes place around 5:20 am. Honestly, nothing feels better than talking to God first thing in the morning before you start your day.
Make my bed
If you don’t want to go back to sleep, make your bed immediately after you wake up. I quickly make my bed and arrange my room because, after a long day, I want to come back to a clean space.
Shower + skincare
Once that is done, I go to the bathroom and take a shower and do my morning skincare routine.
I don’t work out in the morning like most people do because I just don’t have the motivation to do it then. That’s the great thing about creating your very own college morning routine. You should make sure it fits your lifestyle and you can always go back and change things if you want.
Once I’m out of the shower, I wear the clothes I’ve picked out for the day during my Sunday evening routine and then get dressed.
During this time, I like to listen to podcasts. My current favorite is the To My Sisters podcast. I like how relatable their episodes are. Sometimes I just listen to BBC news. I got this habit from my mom because she listens to BBC news every morning while making breakfast and it’s a great way to stay informed of all that’s happening around the world.
By the time I’m done with all these mentioned above, it’s probably around 6:30 am
I was never a breakfast person but ever since I learned the benefits of having my breakfast, I started incorporating it into my college morning routine.
I don’t eat anything heavy in the morning so I always go for something very light yet nutritious like a smoothie bowl. I love making smoothies and I enjoy taking them especially if bananas are involved. Once I make that, I usually use that time to go through my phone real quick to attend to anything important like replying to my Etsy shop customers and my mom.
Plan my day
Once I’m done having my breakfast, I go through my Notion to check out my schedule for the day and anything important I have to do.
If you’re not using Notion, I highly suggest you start. Ever since I decided to reset my life this year, I started using Notion to plan my monthly goals, reflect, on journal entries, and to even manage my blog and business. It’s just amazing. It helped me to become that girl and romanticize my life.
Go to school
It’s probably around 7:10 am right now so I make my way to school. It usually takes me 15 minutes to get to campus and my classes start at 8:00 am so I have enough time to get to class and relax.
That’s my simple college morning routine.
Tips to help you make your own college morning routine better.
If you don’t have a college morning routine already, I highly recommend you do that. You can use mine as an inspiration to help you. If you already have one and want to make it better, here are a few tips:
- Make sure you stick to it for at least a month before you decide if it’s meant for you or not. A lot of students create a new morning routine almost every week and still wonder why it’s not working. Give it some time.
- Make it fun. Your college morning routine doesn’t have to be boring. Squeeze in a few things you enjoy that don’t take too much time. If you love meditating, set aside 5-7 mins to meditate.
- Keep it simple. As you can see, my college morning routine consists of just 7 tasks that I have to do. The less complicated it is, the more likely you are to go through with it every day. You can start with just 5 tasks and slowly add more as you get more used to it.
- Keep it flexible. The only things I keep constant are when I wake up and leave for school. Every other thing in my routine can be changed. After I wake up, I can decide to eat breakfast first before showering or plan my day before I get dressed. Sometimes, things might come up that you didn’t expect so always be prepared for the worst.
Final thoughts on the college morning routine that changed my life
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did while writing.
Do you have a college morning routine?
Do you have any routine? Let me know in the comments.
If you enjoyed this post and want to read more on other routines, here are some great ones to start with: