Every student’s dream is to have a perfect college morning routine. But alas, not everyone gets to experience it.
There are numerous reasons why most college students do not have a proper morning routine; pulling an all-nighter to study, doing assignments, or even the stress of waking up early the next morning can disrupt their sleep, resulting in an anxious, tired, and messy start for the next day.
An unorganized morning routine can ruin the whole day as the morning is the first and most important part of the day.
What you start your day with and how defines how the rest of your day goes. Since you might have been used to an unorganized routine for quite a long time, you cannot change it overnight, but you can definitely make some little changes in your lifestyle that can lead to a healthy routine.
Here are some tips on how to start your day as a college student:
1.Do Not Use Your Phone as Soon as You Wake Up
If you have noticed, often, after you wake up, you might remain in a dreamy state for a while, completely oblivious to the reality around you. It will be a few minutes before you regain consciousness and understand what’s happening. This is because right after you wake up, your brain might be slowly shifting from delta to theta brain waves.
When you use your phone in the morning, immediately after waking up, you’re forcing your brain to shift to an active mode while it is still in a meditative state. This rapid transition forces your brain to get alert and feeds it information while it is still processing the transition. This can cause major stress throughout the day and negatively affect your ability to do activities.
An easy way to avoid this is to keep your phone in another room so that you have enough time to wake up and move around a bit before you use your phone.
People who use their phones as alarm clocks can shift to conventional clocks to avoid compulsively checking their phones early in the morning.
2.Cook Your Breakfast
Yes, we know that you might have heard this before, but we must mention it here again: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Many students might skip breakfast or grab a small breakfast on their way to college as they don’t have time in the morning and are in a hurry to class.
Cooking yourself breakfast keeps you relaxed and can be an excellent stressbuster.
Many people who cook their meals find that cooking helps distract them from their mobile phones and avoid morning anxiety, as the task keeps them occupied and requires their undivided attention.
Once you start cooking for yourself, you will also start making your favorite meals, catering to your taste preferences, and avoiding ordering in.
3.Fold Your Sheets and Make Your Bed
Folding your sheets will not only tidy up your bed but also will prevent you from getting into bed again.
Once you make it a routine to make your bed after you wake up, it might help you to avoid small naps during the day.
Plus, you will also get a neat and clean bed every night to sleep on!
Meditation does not mean that you need a large space or much time to do it.
There are different types of meditation for different scenarios and environments. Not all meditation types are the same, and not all of them serve the same purpose.
Meditating everyday improves your attention span and helps you avoid getting distracted easily.
You can do a simple 10-minute meditation anywhere you find relaxing. There are lots of instructions available online from experts suggesting simple meditation routines.
5.Take a Shower
Showers help your blood circulation and rejuvenate your mind. When it is the first thing you do in the morning, your mind amply prepares itself to face the rest of the day. Also, showering is an important daily activity; completing it right after you wake up gives you a sense of accomplishment.