Mind Over Mattress- 6 A.M Wakeup

Mind Over Mattress- 6 A.M Wakeup- sincerelykenz

After watching this video, I started thinking about what would happen if I changed my sleeping habits.


I have always been on a relatively good sleeping schedule. I know that’s hard to believe, considering I’m a college student, but, unlike most, you won’t really catch me partying until 3 a.m. every night. Thus, you won’t catch me sleeping in until 4 p.m. on a Saturday because of a horrible hangover.


At school I usually try to get to bed by 12 or earlier each night. I usually wake up anywhere between 7-9 on most days. I have never been a huge fan of sleeping in, just because I always feel like I’m wasting the day away when I do.


When I first watched this video I definitely did contemplate waking up at 5 a.m. I’ve always been an over achiever, and I’m not afraid of a challenge- but 5 a.m.?! Really?! That just didn’t seem too realistic for me. Especially because I am currently home for college break and have literally nothing to do all day.


Although 5 a.m. wasn’t in my future wake up plans, I at least wanted to try something. I opted for a nice 6:15 a.m. wake up time.


The first day was great; I was excited for the challenge and woke up ready to take on the day. I was surprised at how energetic I was when I woke up, but I guess it wasn’t anything to complain about.


The second day was a bit rough; let’s just say coffee was a need for me rather than a want. After my beloved coffee, I was able to open my eyes and actually get some things done.


The days following were just like the first. I woke up positive and ready to get some blogging things out of the way. Believe it or not, (probably extremely hard to believe) I honestly am happy with my new wake up time, for now at least.


From 6:15 to 8:00 I was able to write for a bit, finish a new blog post, upload a blog post, check and respond to emails and workout. That’s a lot of things to get done people!


I’m hoping that if I continue my new wake up time at school I’ll be able to get some extra homework done before class starts, or should I say before everyone else gets up.



If you’re feeling ambitious, try waking up a bit earlier! After all, time sleeping is time wasted.

  • I LOVE this! I saw a video like this one called something along the lines of “How Waking Up at 4 AM Changed My Life.” It’s a TEDtalk, and we all know I am obsessed with those! I totally agree with how waking up late seems like you’re wasting the entire day. Great post!

    • haha ah I love TEDtalks as well. thank you so much! Waking up early definitely has a ton of benefits as bad as it may sound!

  • Miss ALK

    This is so interesting!! I am the biggest night owl ever…. last year in school I had 8 am classes 4 days a week and it was awful because I go to bed at like 2 am every night haha!! Best of luck with your new morning schedule- would love to hear more updates! 🙂

    xoxo A

  • You sound just like me! Haha. I typically go to bed around midnight and wake up at 8:30-9:00, but since winter break just past my sleeping schedule kind of got shifted a little. I definitely want to try the challenge of waking up around 5am. I’m interested in seeing how I’ll handle it… haha. Thanks for sharing!!

    Amy | pastelnpink.blogspot.com

  • I’ve always been drawn to the allure of being a morning person (morning people seem like magical productive elves to me). I’m planning on waking up earlier once the new semester stars, so I’m definitely going to watch this video and hope it inspires me like it did you! Also, I LOVE the name “mind over mattress.” So cute!

  • Kayla S

    Being a “morning person” has completely changed my life! In college, I had similar sleep habits that you did. But when I started my job, I began waking up at 5am so I could hit the gym before work. I’m SO much more productive now and I really don’t hate it (some mornings are still rough, though)

    Kayla | Keynotes from Kay

  • Audrey Stowe

    I love that you changed your sleeping habits up!! I love the daytime, and I feel unproductive when I sleep until 1 in the afternoon…. I definitely want to try and wake up a lot earlier!

  • I go to the gym in the morning and it sets me up for the day. It’s hard being a morning person but I’m so much more productive when I am. I should try skipping the gym one morning a week and writing! Maybe that will help the late nights… 🙂

  • Amanda K

    I have no problem waking up early in the morning, and I’m like you, I hate letting the day go to waste. I am definitely going to try getting up this early and see how much I can get done! This was a great post!
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  • Ashley

    I wake up at 5:15 every morning and it definitely isn’t easy! I think my biggest problem is what time I get to bed! If I fall asleep before 10, I am golden, but any time after that makes for a rough start in the morning!

    xo Ashley

  • I have always been a morning person. A cheery one at that! However, now I tend to stay up later than I should and by Friday I am beat!

  • I am the say one! I’ve always been a morning person who goes to bed earlier! Makes days so much more productive 🙂


    Sugar & Something

  • Kayleigh

    I am so not a morning person but love how you share this!


  • Sierra Bailey

    I’m certainly down for waking up earlier! Over Christmas break I was up when my boyfriend left for work at 5:30… since being back on campus, I haven’t gotten up earlier than 8:15. It feels like such a waste of time, which is why I’m picking up a second morning job to force me to manage my time better.

  • Savannah Ward

    I have to wake up early on Thursdays and Fridays – sometimes as early as 4:15am (#help) – to nanny, so I take advantage of my late classes during the week and sleep until 8:30. Waking up sorta early makes me feel so productive!


  • This semester I will definitely have to re-arrange how I wake up. I am working 20 hours a week with my GA position so I am having to re-arrange stuff so I still have time to work on my blog and work on school work too. Getting up earlier may have to be my solution!

    • ah that is insane! Yes I think waking up a bit earlier would give you more time to complete things that have to do with your blog and school work!