What To Do When You Oversleep

When I woke up this morning, I looked at the clock and had a dreadful realization—I had overslept. Although I was freaking out a little at first, I learned to successfully deal with the situation. Here’s what to do if accidentally wake up much later than planned.


Don’t panic

You’ll probably be upset, but if you get too agitated, you won’t be very productive. Try to calm down so you can do what needs to be done in order to start your day.


Stay calm but go fast

Efficiently go through the necessary tasks you must complete in order to get ready. Try not to think about how much you’ve missed or how much trouble you’ll be in. Instead, focus on the specific goal at hand and you hopefully won’t get too stressed.


Keep things in perspective

Don’t beat yourself up too much. Oversleeping one day is not the end of the world. It happens to the best of us. You’ll have plenty of chances to catch up with whatever you’ve missed.


Take advantage

Utilize that extra sleep to your advantage. You’ll probably be able to stay up later and get more done. Although oversleeping isn’t necessarily ideal, it has its perks.


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  • Nadira Berman

    As a Summer Marketing Intern, Nadira is excited to help high schoolers prepare for the SAT and ACT. As a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, she is considering studying economics. In her free time, she reports for the school newspaper and styles photo shoots for the school's fashion magazine. Besides fashion and journalism, her passions include bagels, smoothies and Netflix.

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