It’s that dreaded time of the semester where we have successfully made it to the halfway mark of our classes, but the energy to continue is depleting fast. Instead of sleeping in an extra five *cough*twenty*cough* minutes, here are six things that you could be doing instead, to avoid looking like something the cat drug in.
1.) Lay out clothes the night before
Let’s face it ladies (or gents, if this website is lucky enough to receive the attention from any of you), when you get up in the morning you aren’t going to want to take the time to sift through the closet and coordinate an outfit. Rather than just throwing something on and finding out that you look a bit like a slob later on in the day, decide what you are wearing the night before. Not only will it save you some time, you will look much more put together for class.
And doesn’t looking put together make you look fresh and dandy?
2.) Set the alarm
Just do it. I know you don’t want to, but you know you should.
Or some form of caffeine or energy booster. If you need to wake up in a short amount of time, coffee is a great way to start the process. I’m not saying that you have to drink much, just enough to wake you up. Personally, coffee is my lifesaver. . .
As coffee is a bit of a dehydrator, it is probably never a bad idea to drink some water with it. Besides, drinking a nice glass of cold water or splashing some of it on your face are two ways to wake up and feel refreshed.
5.) Makeup essentials
If you don’t have the time to do the full makeup routine, at least go for the essentials. What I mean by this is to target your problem areas. Personally, my eyes show how tired I am the most. My glasses tend to cover up my bags a bit, but my eyes themselves could use some work. No matter what I’m doing, eye makeup is my absolute must.
After all, there is nothing like a little bit of eye liner to make the eyes appear a bit larger and more alert!
Studying on the walk from the car to the classroom is one surefire way to get you into the thinking process and set you one step ahead of some of your other classmates who are still waking up and are far from thinking about their first class subject. You enter the class more prepared and focused than you would have otherwise.
It may just be me, but I definitely feel more awake after I’ve started working. Why not start working before entering the class if you want to look fresh and alert?
What do you do to look fresh before class? Let me know in the comments below!