Posted: 13 June, 2016
All students have been there at some point in their lives. They set the alarm clock early, and when it goes off in the morning, they try to come up with reasons why they DON’T have to attend that class. Hitting the snooze button, they turn on the other side of the pillow to catch some more sleep.
There are not many people out there who can manage to be early birds while not cursing their entire existence. While there ARE some people who can wake up feeling full of energy and motivation, the rest of us feel like sloths after waking up from hibernation. We still want to sleep some more, and we don’t care what we need to say pass to. But what if the ‘pass’ is a morning class? If you skip one, you’ll eventually end up skipping the others as well. It will be a dangerous game to play. So how can you get yourself motivated enough to get up and go to that morning class, even though you hate the simple thought of it? Here are some useful tips that might actually help detach yourself from your bed.
Just think about all the student loans you made to pay for your tuition fees. If money is not one of the best motivators, then we don’t know what is. Wouldn’t it be unnerving to know that you are paying for something you’re not even going to use? It’s like paying for rent in a house you’re not even living in. Divide your tuition taxes on how many classes you have that year, and calculate just how much money goes down the drain because you decided to skip that class. If you’re going to pay student loans for pretty much the rest of your life, you might as well get your money’s worth.
No one knows exactly what they’ll be doing 5 years from now. Sure, every person has dreams and ideas, but do you actually KNOW for sure what’s going to happen? You don’t. That’s the beauty of life; it’s always unpredictable. This is why you can’t be sure that what is taught in that class won’t benefit your income in the future. Every skill might prove crucial at some point, and it would be annoying to think: ‘man, I had the chance to learn this and I was too lazy to get up in the morning.’ Get up and start earning your future money!
Old habits die hard. So imagine what would happen if you developed a habit out of skipping the morning part in college and then get a job. If you had the luxury to skip before, well… this won’t happen anymore (unless you’re on a constant night shift). Since you can’t skip work (that is, if you don’t want to get fired), you need to fix your schedule and train your body to get up early in the morning. The good side of this is that eventually your body will automatically get the trick, and you won’t even feel the need to oversleep anymore.
Sure, you may have your textbook – and probably course notes from your classmates. But no one can write each word a professor says, and at the same time, no professor ever sticks to just the information in a textbook. The next exam might contain something that is not in the textbook and that was mentioned during class, so why risk?
Remember all those sleepless nights used for studying for the admission exam, or the stress you went through when you applied? You need to take advantage of this opportunity in order to feel that your efforts paid off.
The sooner you get rid of this pesky habit, the better it will be for you in the future. Remember that every class counts!