Morning routines of early vs. late risers


Tess Hubbard

Addie Campbell, senior, completes step three of her morning routine.

Early Risers:

Carter Locke, sophomore

  1. Locke wakes up at 6:30 a.m. without fail. He said he gets about 7-8 hours of sleep every night and doesn’t need an alarm because it’s become such a habit.
  2. The first thing Locke does in the morning is brush his teeth, wash his face and shave — if necessary.
  3. Once he’s ready for school, Locke eats breakfast and packs his lunch.
  4. Locke always makes sure his laptop is charged before packing his bag for school.
  5. He’s usually done getting ready in about 30 minutes and has lots of free time before he leaves for school. He spends his extra time watching TV, playing games or doing homework.

I’ve always just [woken] up really early.

Scarlet Adams, sophomore

  1. Adams wakes up at 6:00 a.m. on school days.
  2. The first thing Adams does is walk her neighbor’s dog for 20 minutes.
  3. When Adams gets back home, she makes breakfast and packs her lunch for school.
  4. After she eats, Adams fills her water bottle and packs it in her bag.
  5. Adams then brushes her teeth and puts in contacts or glasses, depending on how she’s feeling that day.
  6. Next, she puts her backpack together for school with the essentials.
  7. Adams then gets dressed. She sets her clothes out the night before to save time in the morning.
  8. Once she’s finished packing her bag and getting ready, Adams hops in her mom’s car and heads to school.

Late Riser:

William Chen, junior

  1. Chen said he doesn’t have a unique or complicated process for getting ready. He keeps it simple to save time and maintain the habit.
  2. Chen wakes up around 6:45 a.m. on school days, and on days off he will wake up later.
  3. Next, he eats breakfast which usually consists of something like eggs, toast and strawberries. Then he gets his backpack together before going to school. 
  4. Chen arrives at school between 7:30 and 7:40 a.m. and he said he considers himself more of a late riser because he accomplishes less things early in the day.

I hate waking up when it’s cold and dark.

Addie Campbell, senior

  1. Campbell wakes up later on the weekends, but is forced to wake up earlier on school days. She said she hates getting out of bed so early in the morning.
  2. Campbell wakes up to her alarm at 6:50 a.m. on school days and gets dressed. She sets her clothes out the night before so she doesn’t have to worry about choosing her outfit in the morning.
  3. After getting dressed, Campbell brushes her teeth and occasionally puts on mascara along with her moisturizer.
  4. Once she’s ready for school, Campbell makes a cup of coffee and heads to school. Campbell said her routine is definitely more rushed on school mornings which causes her to occasionally skip steps, whereas on the weekends she has more time to be productive.