It may sound like an oxymoron: students waking up early. However, there are so many benefits to getting up early that it is a lifestyle change that can improve your life in so many facets.
Granted, there are going to be some mornings where it’s enough for you just to get out of bed and make it to class. We’ve all been there. A late night of studying (or partying) does not agree with waking up at 7 A.M.
But, if you can get yourself into a routine of getting out of bed a couple hours before your first class, you will start to notice the positive changes in your life.
Wake Up Early
Make a deal with yourself that you will sleep in on the weekends, if you wake up early during the week.
For argument’s sake, let’s say your first class each day is at 10 A.M. If you get up at 7, then you will have about 2 and a half hours to get a head start on your day before you have to get moving on to class.
If you are always complaining that you never have time to go to the gym after class, start going when you get up. This will energize you for the rest of the day. If your workout lasts an hour, then you still have more than an hour to do some school work.
Build It a Habit
This proposition may sound ridiculous to the student who is accustomed to staying up all night, regardless of whether it is to study or party or watch television.
It will be a shock to your system for the first couple days. But, you will be amazed at how your body is able to adapt to a new routine.
That’s the sticking point; you have to make it a routine.
Once you get into a groove, you will be accomplishing so much before you get to your first class that you will feel great about yourself.
It’s gonna boost your self-esteem
So much of personal success is related to self-esteem. The better you feel about yourself, the better your approach to your daily tasks will be. If you are getting up three hours before class and you have already worked out and done some work, you will be much less likely to come home after your classes and sit in front of the television.
Eventually, you will become such a motivated person that you start making the most out of every waking hour. Compare your grades after a semester of this approach to your old ways and you will see how your hard work paid off.