The Busy Girl’s Guide to Surviving Early Morning Classes

Make that schedule work (no matter the time).

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Survival guide for early morning classes

It’s been almost a month of classes now, and by this point, I’m sure everyone has their schedule mastered. However, if you have an early morning class…well, maybe you’re still struggling a little.

This happens to all of us, though, and it’s totally understandable. Between trying to get out the door on time with a put-together outfit, food and everything you need for class, some things get lost or forgotten in the process. 

This week, I decided to focus on the steps you can take to prepare for your early mornings.

Here, the key word is “prepare”. While some people are gifted with being morning people, able to make quick and smart decisions at 7am, most of us need a cup of coffee or two before we take on the day, so prepping is the way to go.

First, Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as we have been told since we started school way back when, but most of the time, it’s the meal that everyone skips. However, when your stomach starts growling during your 8 am class, you’re going to wish you had breakfast.

Follow Tasty’s lead and prep make-ahead breakfast sandwiches that you can zap in the microwave while you get dressed in a rush. You can change up the sandwich depending on your taste, but whether you have time to grab a coffee from Starbucks to wash it down or are eating it on the run, it’s delicious and healthy in one go!

Second: Grab Your Things!

I’ve heard of packing your bag the night before, but honestly, depending on when I finally crawl into bed after homework, packing my bag is the last thing on my priority list. 

So, I recommend you go for a happy medium. Organize your desk (and your life) by laying out what you need for the next morning there. 

For me, my notes and textbooks will get stacked, with a few pens, my water bottle, and my laptop nearby so that when I get up in the morning, I can just grab what’s on the desk and go. My “pack stack” changes from day to day, and it all depends on your needs. 

I find this method is better than packing my bag the night before because by forcing myself to put things on my desk in the stack, I’m personally less likely to forget my homework (or important papers)!

Last: A Grab and Go Outfit

Products: Pants – Hollister, Sweatshirt – Modcloth, Shirt – H&M, Boots – Avenue, Bag – Modcloth, Lipstick – Maybelline, BB Cream – Maybelline, Brow Gel – Maybelline

Everyone needs a “grab-and-go” outfit, even if they don’t have a morning class. My personal go-to outfit looks similar to this preppy-ish ensemble. 

Basic jeans are an old standby for any outfit, and I like the collared shirt under a sweatshirt look so much — coziness and style in one! The boots and messenger bag provide cool details to focus on (and pull attention from your bedhead…true story for me, unfortunately). 

And if you can’t walk out of the house without makeup, no worries! Just because you’re pressed for time doesn’t mean you have to give up the makeup — you just have to simplify your makeup routine a little. 

Try our 5 minute makeup routine and see how it works for you! Ta-da! You’re ready to hit the road (hopefully with time to spare)!

What do you think?

Do you have some busy days ahead of you? How do you stay on top of your schedule like a boss? What are you busy girls up to–and what do you want for tips? Let me know in the comments!

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