This post is all about the ultimate college morning routine you need!
I’m super excited to share the college morning routine that worked extremely well for me during my college years. My best friend actually inspired me to follow this routine (She was waking up at 5 am and taking cold showers every morning…wheww)
Of course, I had to omit the cold shower part because there’s NO FREAKING WAY my anemic arse is going to voluntarily put myself through that kind of inhumane torture.
So don’t worry, the college morning routine that I’m sharing with you today is much more chill. No cold shower involved whatsoever! This morning routine for college students is perfect if you want to become more productive and boost your academic performance. Besides, it’s also great for your spiritual, mental, and physical health!
The Perfect College Morning Routine
This is the exact 5 am college morning routine that I used to follow when I was in college. And I’m sooooo excited to share it with you! You can choose to follow my exact routine (I’ll be very flattered, lol) Or you can switch it up to better fit your daily schedule!
Going To Bed (10:00 pm)
I know, if you’ve been living the night owl lifestyle for almost every single day of your life, going to bed at 10 pm might feel super strange. I totally understand.
But trust me, you’ll need to go to bed early to be able to wake up at 5 am the next morning. Or else, you’ll find yourself nodding off in class before it even hits noon.
Let your roommate know that you’ll be going to be at 10 so that they won’t be blasting music or inviting people over during that time. If they’re not so considerate, maybe this eye mask + earplug set could help
Wake Up and Shower (5:00 am to 5:30 am)
Waking up at 5 am can be quite challenging if you’re not so much of a morning person. But if you’re able to fall asleep before 10 pm, you’ll have more than enough time to get a good night’s sleep.
I find that taking a shower right after waking up is the most effective way for me to actually stay up and not fall asleep again. Especially during those frigid winter mornings. Omg, not being tempted to hit the snooze button takes a lot of will power!
Meditate (5:30 am to 6:00 am)
This is definitely my favorite part of the morning routine. After taking a shower, I’ll either sit on my bed or sit on a yoga mat, and begin my daily meditation.
There are tons of guided meditations on Youtube that you can follow if you’re a beginner. And by calming your mind first thing in the morning for thirty minutes, you can start the day with a clean slate, and greatly reduce stress and anxiety.
Make & Eat Breakfast (6:00 am to 6:30 am)
Sometimes, this part of my morning routine only takes around 15 minutes. Mainly because I already have my breakfast fully prepped in before the morning. In this post, 30 Insanely Delicious College Meal Prep Ideas, I shared three awesome morning meal prep ideas I love in number #10 to #12!
Do School Work (6:30 am to 7:30 am)
During this hour of productive work, I like to leave my phone in a separate room, this way, I can take full advantage of the hour that I have to complete all the work I need to do.
Important!! Make sure to plan out what you need to do the night before. You don’t want to waste time in the morning figuring your to-do list. Also, when planning your to-do list, prioritize your tasks based on deadlines and urgency, so that you can be as efficient and productive as possible.
Listen To Audiobooks & Get Ready! (7:30 am-8:00 am)
I LOVE listening to audiobooks. If you’ve never tried audiobooks before, I highly recommend that you try out Amazon’s Audible free 30-day membership plan! During my senior year in college, I was obsessed with audiobooks, and I think I might have listened to more than 200 hours of audiobooks in that year alone!
Instead of listening to Spotify, when I get ready in the morning and also during my commute to school, I listen to books that I haven’t had the chance the read. Trust me, it saves soooo much time!
Go On Campus (8:00 am-)
After 8 am, I like to either be on my way to campus, or already on campus (when I, unfortunately, have super early classes)
And when I don’t have early morning classes, I usually head to the library/campus coffee shop to study even more, or head to my part-time job.
Why Having A College Morning Routine Is Important
I used to never think that having a college morning routine was THAT important. Until I was bombarded with millions of things to do during my Junior year in college.
That year, I realized how much time I was able to save after committing to waking up at around 5 am every morning. It was extremely challenging for me since I am not a morning person by all means. But the benefits of waking up early immensely outweighed the cost of not being able to snooze my alarm.
If you’ve never thought about waking up at 5 am before, I definitely recommend that you give it a try! Even just for a week.
- Extra time to finish school work
- Quietness & a peace of mind
- Time to make healthy breakfast
- Early morning exercises
- Going to sleep earlier (which isn’t that bad!)
Was My Morning Routine (College Edition) Helpful?
Was my college morning routine helpful for you? Let me know in the comments. Also, if you ever decide to try out my morning routine and it’s working well for you, I’d love to hear about it!
Following this morning routine every morning was challenging at first, but after I got used to it after a while, it became such an enjoyable experience! (And this is coming from someone that used to go to bed at 3 am and wake up at 1 in the afternoon)
I LOVE having time to myself in the morning, and being able to wake up early enough to see the sunrise. Most importantly, I get to be so much more productive than if I were to wake up at 10 am.
Of course, if your classes are all during nighttime, then you probably won’t need to wake up at 5 am. But just by waking up 2 to 3 hours earlier than your usual schedule, you’ll not only get much more work done, but also feel a great sense of accomplishment that’ll motivate you throughout the day.