Keep Skipping Morning Classes? Here Are Great Ideas for Morning Self-Motivation

Morning classes… If you don’t hate them, you’d better not tell anyone: they’ll think you’re not human.

Few people are lucky enough to get up at 6am happy and full of energy. The rest of us mortals are inclined to skip whatever it is we need to do early in the morning and go back to blissful sleep. But if what you need to do is a morning class, it’s a dangerous habit. How do you make yourself attend every morning class, even if you really don’t want to get up that early? Here are some thoughts that can motivate you.

1) ‘What they teach in that class today can influence my income in the future.’

Before you get skeptical, think about this: do you know exactly what you’ll be doing for a living in 4 years? You don’t. And you don’t know what skill can make a difference, because the landscape is always changing. So, what you’re taught in class today may as well have an impact on your future career.



2) ‘I actually pay for every minute of that class, even if I skip it.’

Money is always a motivator. Divide your tuition fee into the number of classes you take per year. This is the money you are wasting if you skip this one class. You’ll be paying off your student loans long after you’re out of college, so at least get what you are paying for.



3) ‘When I start working, I’ll have to get up early, so I better get used to it.’

In case you didn’t know, your schedule won’t be getting any more convenient when you start working after graduation. Except you won’t be able to skip work then. That’s why a wake-up-early habit will come in handy, so why not start developing it right now?



4) ‘Skipping this class can cost me failing the course altogether.’

Think about what will happen if you fail this course. And you get a step closer to failing it with each class you skip. Once again, you never know – many professors construct tests and exam questions based on the specific information that they give in class and that’s not in textbooks.


5) ‘After all the trouble I took applying to college and getting accepted, I need to make the most of it.’

Remember how much effort it took you to get where you are, and how stressed you were when you were applying for college. You want to get a return on your ‘investment’, and when you skip classes, you get nothing in return.

return on investment in education


These thoughts may or may not help you with early morning motivation, but in any case, you should do your best to get rid of the risky class-skipping habit. Are there any other things that work for you? We’d love to hear them!

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