If you’re not a morning person, you know the struggle. It’s not just about waking up, it’s about actually getting yourself to do stuff in the morning. While I usually recommend you adapt to your body’s own schedule, as you’ll work much better, school, work or other activities may not allow you to do so. Therefore, here’s a guide on how to get shit done in the morning.
The night before
Prepare whatever study materials you’re going to use that day. Open your notes and make sure you know where you should start (i personally lay a pen on the exact paragraph).
Put a bottle of water and some tea (with caffeine) or coffee on your desk so that you don’t have to go get it next morning.
If you’re usually cold in the mornings, get yourself a blanket. I promise you mine has made me more productive than all the coffee I’ve ever had.
Write a to-do list for next day. Then distribute those tasks in a schedule (you can either use a printable or just scribble it on some piece of paper). Take into account you’ll need time for breakfast and personal hygiene.
Other than that, don’t leave anything else on your desk, as it may be distracting.
Make an effort to go to bed at least an hour earlier. It makes a huge difference when you wake up
Actually waking up
if you struggle to wake up, try the following:
Ask someone to wake you up (a parent, a roommate).
Put your phone accross the room and inside a glass to amplify the sound.
If your phone has an option for voice alarm, use it. Make it something really motivating or, even better, really annoying.
Combine all of the above for foolproof results.
Tips to get stuff done
Chug your liquids! - The very first thing you should do after your feet touch the floor is drink some water and drink something caffeinated (yes, in that order) (caffeine because it will kick in by the time you’re done with breakfast and water because caffeine can be dehydrating + water will also jumpstart your body).
Put on some fluffy socks - okay maybe this is just a personal thing but I’m personally much less likely to go back to bed once i have some socks on.
Smol workout - do something that will send blood to your brain. It can literally be ten jumping jacks.
Breakfast? Not yet - you’ve gotten up, you want food, understandable. BUT remember that book/notebook you put on your table last night? Well, get to work on it for 15-30 minutes. You may be sleepy and not able to comprehend much of what you’re doing, but the important thing is that once you come back from having breakfast, you will already have started, which is the most difficult part.
Avoid anything with a shit-ton of sugar - it will give you a sugar crash in about an hour and all you’ll want to do is go back to bed. (Personal rec is overnight oats with some fruit on top - delicious, fast af and super filling and energizing).
A big breakfast can make you sleepy. Instead, make it a little bit smaller and have some healthy snacks (like hummus) throughout the morning. Look at them as your reward for studying.
Stay off the internet. During breakfast, I find that social media (especially youtube) tend to put me off working afterwards, as they give me something more insteresting to do. Therefore I reccommend you either find something else to do (write your to do list, read a book) or limit your Internet time to 5-10 minutes.
Remember that you control your mindset. If after doing all of this you still don’t feel like studying, it’s perfectly okay to stare at your desk for five minutes and have an argument with yourself about how much you do want to study. Seems stupid but trust me, it works most of the time.
It’s been way too long since i’ve written fanfiction and SuperCorp just had to drag my whipped ass down that hole again
Based on a prompt i saw on tumblr a long time ago about Kara actually having a swear jar for Lena and after a night together Lena just shoves her credit card inside… If anyone knows the post please tell me so I can amrk it here!
The first sign Lena Luthor had become a constant in
their lives comes on a Saturday morning.
It’s subtle, it really is, and it takes Alex longer
than she likes to admit to see. She doesn’t notice at first, when she uses her
key to open Kara’s apartment door and heads straight to the kitchen after her
Kara’s not even surprised, it’s Saturday, which means breakfast
together. And it’s the third Saturday, which means blueberry pancakes. And by
the stack of fruit currently sitting on top of the counter, she hasn’t
forgotten what day it is.
(She never does, it’s food after all.
Alex should really
stop hoping her sister ever would.
Because it usually leads to an expletive from her and
there are only a certain amount of one dollar bills Alex carries around.)
“I heard that!” Kara exclaims, pointing a finger at
her sister and giggles when Alex retrieves her wallet from her pocket to fish
for a note
‘Get exchange’, she adds on her mental list right
after ‘buy Maggie’s vegan ice cream’ and ‘convince Maggie to watch The L Word
(“Danvers, I adore you, but I can only go through that
It’s when she notices. She would really like to say
she reacted in a better way; she would really like to say she just smirked
knowingly and continued the day. But no, of course it didn’t happen that way.
She gasped and chuckled, then proceeded to cough for a whole minute trying to
Because right in between the ‘Cooler Danvers’ and ‘Mags
Swags’ jars rested another one. Belonging to no one other than Lena Luthor.
And Alex should have seen it coming, because there’s
only a reasonable amount of fake interviews Kara could come up with before just
admitting she just wanted to hang out with the woman. Fucking Maggie.
“I heard that too!”
She puts two dollars into her jar before adding ‘pay
five bucks to Maggie’ in her mental list. She should’ve have seen it coming.
She tries not to think about the jars that had already
taken place besides hers. Tech Nerd; Better Lane; Jimmy Bravo; Mon-El. She
thinks about how hers it’s the only one around. She really hopes those two
others stay this time.
The first time she actually sees it happening is
during game night the following week.
Lena sits on the other side of the counter, directly
in front of Alex, her expression nothing like the one she saw when the woman
arrived. Any resemblance of a smile gone from her face and she stares back at
Winn and Maggie are already out of this hand and the
Luthor waits for Alex to decide if she’ll cover it.
“I’ll cover it.”
And it’s when James and Kara come to join them, Kara
handing a glass of wine for Lena, hand resting at the small of her back. Alex
sees the look Maggie gives her and the raise in her eyebrows. She chooses to
Lena downs her hand, smug smile already on her lips,
and okay, Alex has to admit she’s growing fond of the woman in front of her.
Especially when Kara is looking at her like that.
But when Alex copies her, she’s sure no one but
herself and Kara heard the fainted “shit” coming out of her mouth and an
audible gasp from her sister. Lena doesn’t budge, but lets out a sigh and leans
in, stretching her arm towards her jar. She tucks in a ten dollar bill before
looking back at Kara, raised eyebrow in a silent question. A frown appears in
her face but she nods nevertheless.
“Saving for the rest of the night.” Lena explains
before looking at Alex once more. “I’ve finally found a rival on poker.”
By the end of the night, Lena adds two extra dollars
in her jar and Alex slips her own five in hers.
“How long until those two bang?” Maggie asks her
later, when James and Winn had already left for good twenty minutes, after
dragging Alex out of the apartment and the poker tournament her girlfriend
indulged with Lena.
“Your sister and Lena.”
“Don’t tell me you didn’t see.”
“You know what; I’m not talking about it.”
“I give them two months.”
The second time it happens is three weeks later, when
Maggie finally had some time off of work and it was one of those nights the DEO
didn’t need Alex or Supergirl.
Maggie curls against her side, hand automatically
wrapping around her shoulders and a lingering kiss against her temple.
This time, when the two arrived for movie night, a
sheepish Kara opening the door to let them in, Alex reaction was smoother.
But the sight one the one and only Lena Luthor sitting
in her sister’s couch, flannel pajama pants (which she was rather sure it was
her sister’s) and loose t-shirt, was definitely not one she was expecting to
(She ignores the huge grin on her girlfriend’s face
and drags her to the loveseat after grabbing two bottles of beer.)
“No horror movies!” Kara shouts from the kitchen.
“No romances either!” Alex shouts back. “Do you know
what we should watch?” The urge to grin is too strong and she ends up with a
huge smile towards her glaring girlfriend.
“We should watch The L Word.”
“No!” The exclamation comes from both Lena and Maggie
at the same time and they share a knowing look.
Kara comes back from the kitchen, ice cream for
herself and glass of wine for Lena, to find her sister laughing at the
exasperation in the other two faces.
The one who recovers first is Lena, sitting up
straighter and sighing before looking at Alex.
“Look, it’s a classic and basically every non-straight
girl has watched it, but once was enough watching that shit.”
“I’ll put a dollar on it next time I get up, don’t
They settle down with Orphan Black, after all, and if
Alex notices her sister’s hand on Lena’s thigh, she doesn’t mention. Neither
does she mention the way they lean into each other after thirty minutes. Or
how, by the end of the second episode, Kara’s head is dropped in Lena’s
shoulder, the latter letting her hands run through the other’s hair.
She also ignores the ‘they’re definitely banging’
Maggie whispers against her ear before she gets up to get herself another beer.
Third time happens after a very distressed Kara
arrived at the DEO pacing and rambling about how Lena freaking Luthor knew.
(Of course she did; Alex thinks everyone does.
Kara does a very poor job at hiding it.)
But her sister is going crazy in front of her because
she thinks Alex is going to hate her for letting her secret slip like that.
Instead, Alex shrugs, it was bound to happen sooner or
later, and she would kill someone before telling them she rather liked Lena.
(She was really good at poker and could handle her
alcohol. That was enough.
The fact that she made Kara smile like that was nothing but a bonus.)
When Alex put a stop to her pacing, hand on her
shoulder, she was met by a pout and puppy eyes. How could she be mad after
And when she just smiled and told Kara to pick Lena
Luthor up and bring her in to sign the NDA, Kara hugged her, a tad too tightly,
not that she would mention it to her excited sister, and flied off.
(They came back an hour later, Lena blurting out a
different expletive every time Alex showed her another room. Every time to be
met with a scold from Supergirl.)
Maybe Alex should consider giving Kara’s apartment key
Because on a Saturday, four weeks after the last
incident, she lets herself in, bags of groceries swinging as she uses her ankle
to close the door behind her.
(It’s scrambled eggs and bacon day and two years ago
she learned Kara could eat at least a dozen eggs.
And grocery shopping isn’t her best skill.)
The first sign this Saturday isn’t like the others is
the lack of cheerful greeting from a very excited Kara Danvers as soon as she
opened the door. The opposite, to be honest, it is way too quiet for her sister
to even be home. When she starts questioning that maybe there was a Supergirl
emergency she hears a loud thud coming from Kara’s bedroom.
It leads her to the second sign. A black purse lying
down at the counter, coat haphazardly thrown by the side. Both not her
And Kara comes running from the hallway, blushed
cheeks and disheveled hair, just pulling down an oversized shirt over. Third
sign. And she wanted to scream in frustration because Maggie has been winning
most of the bets so far.
“Alex! What are you doing here?”
She puts the grocery bag down on the counter and looks
at her sister. Kara fidgets under her gaze. She should go. And leave the key
But then, tentative footsteps come from the hall and
when she looks over, Lena Fucking Luthor stands there, unbuttoned shirt barely
reaching the middle of her thighs. When she catches the stare, the change is
unbelievable. Gone is the woman who was just caught off guard and standing
there was the CEO, raised chin and long confident steps until she reaches for
“Lena?” Kara asks but she just smiles and takes her
credit card off the pocket.
not doing it, she’s not going to, oh, she did it. No! No, this is more than I
needed to know.
“Before I forget.” She puts it inside her jar and, at
least, blushes a little when she sees the look Alex is giving her, before she
goes back to the bedroom.
Kara looks like a mess, pretty much a broken mess
gasping for air and blushing up to the tip of her ears.
Because, fifth sign, next to ‘Lee :)’ is a fourth jar.
Puppy Danvers. Alex counts maybe half
a dozen bills shoved inside before tearing her eyes away.
“I’ll call next time.” Kara blushes harder, and she
thinks this morning broke her sister. Kara squeaks a hurries goodbye and once
she’s outside, she hears the door being locked from the inside. Not very helpful now.
Hank’s report; pick up clothes at the laundry; clean my eyes with bleach; give Maggie ten doll-twenty, give Maggie
twenty dollars. Maggie was right, Lena Luthor was definitely a black lace kind
Chia pudding bowl for a change of my usual morning smoothie bowls ❤️ I used ¼ cup of chia seeds with 1 cup of soy milk and green superfoods powder and let it sit in the fridge overnight before adding fruit on top ⭐️
So this year I’m going to try to make one Small Interactive Thing each month, and I’m starting off with a little ice cream sundae maker! I just finished up the toppings today and now I want to eat them all~