As a college athlete averaging 16 credits, working 10-15 hours a week, and writing for our school newspaper, managing my time was critical to my success (and sanity). I found that starting my day off the same way each morning really helped lay a solid foundation so I felt prepared for all the busyness ahead of me.
6:00 — Wake up, make my bed, and get ready. Always make your bed. And always pick out your clothes
the night before.
6:15 — Breakfast. I eat eggs & toast every single morning. It’s simple and nutritious.
6:30 — Devotion and prayer time. I’ve kept a prayer journal ever since my freshman year. It helps me stay
focused while I’m praying, otherwise my prayer time become my thinking-about-all-the-things-I-need-to-do time. Getting on the right track with the Lord helps keep me in a better mood throughout the rest of my day.
7:00 — Get to work. This is when I work on any homework, articles, or blog posts that I needed to get
done. Morning are my most productive time, so this is when I get a bulk of my work done.
8:50 — Off to class. I avoid 8 AM classes not because I dread getting out of bed, but because my
mornings are important to me and I want to make the most of them. That extra hour to get things done is a huge benefit.