Hey everyone! Thanks for sticking around! I’ve just started a new semester here at CMU. Since it began, I have begun to see more and more of the values of having a productive morning before heading to class.
Here are a few examples of things I enjoy doing before I go to class and start my day.
Disclaimer: On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays my first class doesn’t start until 11am so I have a lot more time to be productive as opposed to Tuesdays and Thursdays when my class is at 9:30am.
Make your bed!
This one is probably the most simple of the tasks. The reason I like making my bed in the morning is that it makes my little dorm room look that much cleaner. It also helps me not crawl back into bed and go back to sleep! Lastly, making my bed makes me feel extremely productive and motivates me to get my life together for that day and get what I need to get done.
Throughout the night while you’re sleeping, you become dehydrated. Therefore, starting your day by drinking a glass of water helps get your water levels back up! It has also been proven that by drinking a glass of cold water as soon as you wake up helps you become more energized. Every night before I go to bed, I make sure I have a glass of water next to my bed that I can drink as soon as I wake up.
Take Time to Journal
I absolutely love to journal! Before 2018 started, I put together a couple pages for bullet journaling. Whether I’m filling out a chart I made in my bullet journal, writing down what my dream from the night before was about, or what the day before was like, it’s something that is very relaxing to me and a way to balance myself before starting my day.
Do Something for You!
One of my favorite things to do in the morning is making a cup of coffee and either listen to either a TED Talk (check out my previous post here!) or check out the news. Recently I have rekindled my love for TED Talks and I have been getting really into either listening to The Daily by The New York Times podcast or reading from CNN.com. TED Talks are a great way to center yourself and motivate you for the day to come.
Hope you enjoyed!!
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