Not A Morning Person? How To Survive Early College Classes.


Yes, that’s your alarm clock. It’s calling you. Wake up.

But you are reluctant, you’re tired, you’re lazy, and you do not want to get out of bed.

Class is also calling though, and even if you’re not a morning person being responsible and attending your classes is obviously the most important aspect of college.

After all, you’re primary reason for being there is to learn, remember?

You don’t have to continually miss class just because you aren’t a morning person, however. There are many ways to avoid dreading the morning, and they’re simple.

First of all, there’s always caffeine. If you are stuck with early classes, that morning cup of coffee can always get you started, but it’s not necessarily something you want to get hooked on.

Another easy way to avoid dreading the morning is by trying to schedule later classes. This isn’t always an option, but there are compromises that can be made.

For example, if you’re not a morning person, you still might have to take a 10 a.m. class, but at least you can avoid an 8 a.m. class. See?

The truth is, at some point in your college career, you will have early classes that you can’t avoid. Maybe certain required classes are only offered at early times, so this you may have to deal with.

But look at it this way; at least it’s better than high school or any other schooling when you had to wake up before 8 a.m. every day.

Which brings me to my next point.

Another way to make the mornings more bearable is by alternating your early classes, if you are forced to take them.

If your Tuesday and Thursday classes are at 10 a.m. or earlier, try to schedule your Monday and Wednesday classes at later times.

Additionally, the classes and times you schedule them on Mondays are crucial to your psychological attitude toward going to early classes, or classes at all for that matter.

No one likes Mondays, and having your early classes on the first day of the week is always a damper, especially if you are not a morning person.

Unless it’s unavoidable, try to schedule your early classes later in the week, so mornings, especially Monday mornings are more bearable.

Another underrated, yet blindingly obvious way to get through the mornings is to get a good night’s sleep!

I’m sure you’ve heard of this crazy concept before, but for some reason, especially in college, it seems impossible.

Sleeping at least seven or eight hours each night is crucial to your health for many reasons, including your energy levels, diet choices, focus, attitude, and the list goes on.

There will always be the nights where homework or other activities will keep you up later than you desire, but it’s important that you don’t make a habit of staying up late.

It’s simple, good rest at night, more energy in the morning. Easy concept.

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Madeline Fetchiet

Madeline Fetchiet

Madeline Fetchiet is a sophomore at Michigan State University, studying journalism and philosophy of law. Aside from reporting, Madeline enjoys tae kwon do, reading, writing, researching and traveling, and can be considered a music enthusiast. Madeline currently works as an intern for, and is a banquet server at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor, MI. Perfecting the storytelling side of reporting is something she looks forward to in her future career as a journalist.
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