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My College Morning Routine

There’s something nice about being up early and knowing that half the world isn’t even out of bed yet. When I was in high school, I hated the mornings and would cut it extremely close when it came to running for the bus – especially my senior year. Now that I’ve been in college for almost two years now, I have grown to like the mornings especially when I don’t have class until the afternoon. I found that my most productive hours are in the mornings when I’m not rushing around the be somewhere so early. To be honest, I still cut it close when it comes to being on time for things. But I have to say that I’ve been better about it since the New Year began.

With this newfound morning time, I have finally been able to come up with the best college morning routine for me. One that allows me to get things done, but in a relaxed atmosphere. There are definitely some things that I would still like to incorporate into my mornings, but for now, this is what a typical weekday morning looks like for me.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

6:30 am: Wake up!

7 am: I hit snooze a million times, and this is when I actually try to get up.

7:30 am: Morning coffee, reading my emails and my friend’s blog posts, and listening to my current morning playlist (you can listen here!).

8:00 am: Wash my face, get dressed, sometimes I put makeup on but it’s typically just mascara and filling in my eyebrows.

8:30 am: Any last-minute things like getting my backpack ready, brushing my teeth, gathering snacks.

8:50 am: I get in my car to drive 15 minutes to class.

9:20 am: My first class begins, and it feels like my morning is over with.

Tuesday and Thursday

8 am: Wake up!

8:30 am: Morning coffee, breakfast (see the recipe below), morning playlist.

9 am: I typically do a lot of homework and writing my blog posts.

11:50 am: Start getting ready for class.


Overnight Maple & Brown Sugar Oats (Vegan, gluten-free)

I am absolutely terrible when it comes to eating in the morning, but then I drink a bunch of coffee and then I feel really shaky and sick, and I have yet to learn any better. When I was on Pinterest a couple weeks ago, I found this recipe and I decided to give it a go. I make my lunches at night, so why not just make my breakfast at night, too? And that’s exactly what I did. I’ll admit making this did not really help me to eat in the morning, but I’m hoping after a few more times that it’ll just make itself a habit.

This recipe is originally vegan and gluten-free, but since that isn’t how my diet is right now, I did modify it and also cut it in half, so my version has dairy, but that can easily be substituted to whatever you need!


  • 1 c rolled oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 c milk
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup


  1. In Mason jar, put everything in and mix well.
  2. Put it in the fridge overnight or at least 2 hours.

So that’s basically what my weekdays look like during the school year. Obviously, there are some days that these things just don’t happen. But for the most part, this is what I do.

What’s your favorite part of the mornings?

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  1. Your morning routine sounds so nice! It’s nice to make time for yourself in the morning, it’s actually a pretty nice time of day 😊 also, the overnight oats recipes looks really yummy, I’m definitely going to have to try it!

    1. Kellie Marie says:

      Aw thank you so much!! And it’s so good, definitely do!! 🙂

  2. I totally agree about mornings! They used to be the worst but as I’ve gotten older they’ve become a really happy productive time that I look forward to! I loved this blog post. It’s always fun seeing exactly how other people spend their days… I don’t know, there’s something interesting about that. This was great, thanks! 🙂

    1. Kellie Marie says:

      I find it interesting to see how people spend their day as well; it’s probably because I tend to be a bit nosy, but it can also be really inspiring and find something to incorporate into my day! Thank you for reading, I really appreciate it 🙂

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