Good Morning Sunshine: Why Being a Morning Person is Awesome

Not that I would know. Me and mornings don't quite get along. Its not that I don't like them, its just that we never see each other. I am a big fan of staying up late and sleeping in. I don't get that much done but at least I have all the essential things covered. If I have to get up in the morning for work or class or whatever then I can manage it, barely. But if I had my way I wouldn't leave my bed until the afternoon. However, I wish that wasn't the case. I like the morning, I love breakfast and I love showering. But sleep is just so great. I lived with a few morning people and they seemed to just get everything done. They were flawless, and not nearly as wrecked as I was all the time. Plus they had so much free time! Always had their assignments ready and always organised for a night out.

You can indulge in morning cuddles and maybe something more...

That is if you have a partner who's also awake and into cuddling *wink.

You can make yourself proper breakfast.

Fancy cinnamon french toast? Pancakes? Eggs and bacon? As a morning person you have time to put effort into the most important meal of the day so you have options. No grabbing a cereal bar and a banana and running out the door because you're already five minutes late.


You can catch up.

You have time to check ALL the social medias, news websites and YouTube videos. There is nothing in the news that you don't know about or have an opinion on. While your sleepy roommate comes out to grab a cereal bar with dry shampoo not full rubbed in in their hair, you're learning all about the latest war development or politics something.

You can go for a jog.

If your into that sort of thing. Morning is a great time for exercise because you're body might not be fully awake yet so you won't notice how hard it is! Plus sunrise is really pretty and you'll get to appreciate it with not as many people around. You have time to go for a jog, a walk, even go to the gym maybe get a couple laps of the pool in before your morning lecture.


You can tidy up.

All those dishes from your breakfast left steeping in the sink? Not for a morning person. You're so organised that they're washed, dried and put away before your roommate even stirs from her bed.

You can make a lunch.

Not only do you have time to make breakfast, you probably have time to make yourself a lunch too, saves on spending money in the campus canteen. Although, that being said, you're so organised you might have it made the night before. God damn it your perfect.


 You can choose your outfit.

No rummaging through your closet or laundry basket looking for anything that isn't too smelly and mostly wrinkle-free. You have time to decide what looks best, and maybe even time to sort your room out so its not like a clothes bomb was set off. Not like your roommate who stumbles out of bed and grabs the first thing she sees and puts her top on backwards and shoes on the wrong feet.

You can enjoy a cup of coffee.

As opposed to using it as fuel to get you through the morning, until your second cup after your morning classes. You probably don't even need the coffee because you got enough sleep last night and only drink coffee because you enjoy it. You might even drink decaf, madness.


Less stressful commute.

You won't be running to the bus/train/taxi, you have time to walk to class or you will be at the stop/station waiting for your mode of transportation to pick up up, as opposed to running to make sure you can catch it.

You can get a seat in the library.

Around exam time this can be next to impossible. Everyone goes there as early as possible. Which sucks for someone who enjoys a lie in but is totally fine for the person who has already been up for a few hours. They saunter in and grab a seat, set themselves up for the day and are sorted. While me and those like me rush in twenty minutes later and frantically run around looking for any available space, is it any wonder I studied in my room?


You can finish assignments.

You're in the library already, you can look over your work or finish assignments that you didn't stay up all night doing because you work best in the morning and you value your sleep. Deadlines don't bother you and you will probably have it finished a few days before its due to give yourself time to 'read it over', who even does that? I'm lucky to get it all finished the night, or even an hour before deadline.

You won't be rushing for lectures.

You'll be taking your time, you're already on campus after all. Why not grab a coffee and head over a few minutes early to get a good seat in the middle somewhere> Enjoy the leisurely walk across campus and scoff at your classmates who are running around like maniacs to catch up.

Days off aren't for recharging, you get shit done.

What do you need to recharge from? Days off that your lazier counterparts spend in bed dressed in pajamas and eating junk food and watching Netflix you spend at the market buying fresh vegetables or in the library doing assignments or reading outside the recommended reading list. Morning people are really doing life right, I think I'll just stay in bed for a little longer....

Orlaith Costello
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Orlaith is a Creative Writing graduate from NUI Galway. Hailing from the low lying fields of Athenry, or at least what’s left of the low lying fields. She enjoys the internet as a means of living vicariously through others from the safe confines of her own bed. She will initiate a dance off after at least two drinks on any given night out.

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