My College Morning Routine

Hey, guys, Today is my first day of sophomore year (Yay!). I’ve been really good about posting on this blog last summer and I want to continue that. You guys can expect two posts every week this semester. I’m getting ahead on them now. If you have any blog post ideas, don’t hesitate to write them in the comments. Thanks!

Today, I’m giving you my college morning routine because I personally love reading routine posts and it seems like something you guys will be interested in. I hope you enjoy.

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1.//Alarm Goes Off

My alarm is across the room, so I have to get up to turn it off. After that, I open the blinds to let some light in. That always helps me wake up. Then I plop back into bed. Yep, you heard me. I lie down beneath my blanket and slowly wake up on my own. I usually have my Kindle or phone in my hand, so I read or watch something in order to not fall asleep again. I stretch and relax and wait for my next alarm to go off.

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2.//Get Out Of Bed

My phone alarm goes off fifteen minutes after my actual alarm clock. This signals to me that it’s time to get out of bed. At this point, I’m pretty much awake because my room is filled with life and I’ve been actively doing something instead of laying (lying?) under a blanket. I just get up and walk to the bathroom.

3.//Brush Teeth + Wash Face

At this point, there is no one awake in the house. My dad and grandparents are usually asleep and my mom and brothers have already left for school, so I have the house to myself. This means I don’t have to get through my brothers to use the bathroom. The stereotype is that girls take too long in the bathroom, but that is 100% not true. My brother Zidan takes the longest out of the seven people in my house and it’s by a longshot.

I use the bathroom, brush my teeth, and wash my face with this cleanser. This takes all-in-all five minutes. After that, I head to my room.

4.//Get Ready For The Day

First, I brush my hair, which takes 5 seconds now that I’ve cut it. I put it in a ponytail and do my skincare routine. I wrote a post on it on Friday, so I won’t go into detail here. After that, I get dressed. I keep my clothes laid out on my chair because it saves time and I would spend way too much time choosing an outfit otherwise.

After that, I do my hair. I’m lucky to have very low-maintenance hair. It’s thin, but it’s silky, so I can get away with letting it air dry without worrying. My process of doing hair is basically deciding to either let it out or put it in a pony tail. When it was longer, my other option was to put it in a braid. This all takes like 2 minutes.

After that, I do the other regular getting ready stuff: put on deodorant, sunscreen (because Georgia heat is not a joke), chapstick, put in my contacts, etc. I don’t wear makeup to school because I’m lazy, am not good at it, and will sweat it off anyway. I don’t see the point. I also breakout whenever I wear makeup, so I don’t risk it. The last thing I do is put on jewelry.

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5.//Make Bed

After I’m fully dressed and ready, I make my bed. I wouldn’t do this on school days if it weren’t for my mother. I would make my bed once I got home because I can never get any work done in my room if my bed isn’t made. The reason I do it on school mornings is that my mom makes my bed whenever I don’t and I don’t want to do that.

6.//Make Breakfast

After that, I head to the kitchen to make myself breakfast. I keep it simple. I usually eat toast with almond butter, a banana, and a smoothie. Sometimes I actually cook food, but that’s my go to easy, healthy breakfast.

7.//Eat Breakfast + Watch T.V.

Once I’m done, I take my breakfast to the living room to watch t.v. while I eat. Not the best morning habit, but I’m not trying to be perfect. There’s no one home, I read on the train and don’t like studying in the morning and there’s not much else to do anyway. I usually watch one episode of whatever new episode of a show that premiered the night before. I also sometimes watch Netflix. I’ve mentioned this before, but I don’t start any new shows during the school year because I don’t want to get obsessed and waste time binge-watching. Right now, I’m rewatching the Fosters.

8.//Pack Lunch + Check Bag To Make Sure I Have Everything

Once I’m done eating breakfast, I get ready to leave. I fill my water bottle and check my bag and purse to make sure I have everything I need. My mom usually makes my lunch for me and leaves it out, whenever I don’t plan on eating out and I pack that in my backpack. Once I’m done, I grab my keys and head out.

9.//Drive To Train Station

My drive to the train station takes 15 minutes tops now that I leave at a different time. It’s perfect. There is literally no traffic which seems like a myth in Atlanta. I’m not really a podcast person, so my time in the car is spent listening to audiobooks. I only listen to audiobooks of books that I’ve read before because I’m afraid that I’ll get in an accident or drive past a school bus because of a surprise in the book.

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10.//Read On The Train

The train ride to my school takes about half an hour, which isn’t bad. I make this my designated reading time, so I spend an hour reading per day. I love it. I can’t use the excuse of not having anytime when I don’t read a book. Here’s a link to the book I’m currently reading.

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11.//Go To The Library Or Study Lounge To Do Work

My classes this semester are in the late afternoon and evening, but I still like to get to school early to get all my work done. Once I get to campus, I head straight to the library to study, do homework, or blog. My goal is to not do any work at home because everything is finished in the mornings and afternoons I’m on campus.

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Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed. Good luck this year.


What does your morning look like?

2 thoughts on “My College Morning Routine

  1. I get up at 6 am on Monday, Wensday, and Friday because I have an 8am math class and I’m terrified that I’ll sleep through it or be too groggy to comprehend precalculus.

    1. Been there, done that. I had a Statistics lab at 8 AM last year and I could barely get myself out of bed for it every day. I ended up just going to a later session and signing in on “8 AM” attendance list because my teacher did not notice or care.

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