I have always had a love-hate relationship with articles that say “5 things successful people do every morning”—if not that literal headline, it would. Like many people, I love and cherish to click on them. (I also want to be successful and I want all the morning routine ideas that will help me get there), but I am often disappointed with what I find. Mainly because it’s always the same. Successful people wake up early after sleeping for at least seven hours, they exercise, resist the urge to drink coffee before water, and never when Reach out to their phone first thing. (The riskiest move might be Oprah’s Rebellion against the alarm clock.) I never understood that I really know what successful women do by 7:30 a.m.
Every time I click on one of those headlines, I hope for resoluteness. Especially when it comes to successful women, those with early morning brooding energy often have to be allotted to a family other than themselves. How do they find calm in the chaos? Sure, ideally they slept well, but what else do they do to recharge before heading out into the world?
However, I have found a corner of the Internet that can paint a true portrait of an aspiring woman’s morning: “Wake up. ” Now, before you accuse me of self-promotion, here is the Camille Styles series that I adored long before I became a contributing writer, and continue to devour as a contributor. is a remote reader. From the interview with my beauty editor girl Megan O’Neill arrive Piece that made me a lifelong Brooklyn Decker fan, I’m always excited to see what inspirational women do next.
The puzzle pieces are a treasure trove of small, fascinating details. Specific case: Extremely complex smoothie recipe Catt Sadler does most mornings, Miranda Kerr’s Outfitsor Tata Harper’s well balanced media diet. And if you read each and every Wake-Up Call carefully, you’ll realize the interesting things each woman does with her early morning hours. So, because of my love of the series and my addiction to the sayings “successful people do first thing in the morning”, I decided to choose Wake Up Calls to create my own version of it. me — a version that will hopefully make you a little more satisfied.
*Featured image of Michelle Nash.
Keep reading to discover 24 morning routine ideas that successful women swear by. And yes, they roll their phones from time to time.
They listen to their bodies
first. “I usually wake up from 6:30 to 7:00 a.m. I don’t like sleeping less than seven hours anymore. The older I get, I need more sleep. I make it a priority to listen to my body.” – Entertainment reporter Catt Sadler
2. “Sometimes I can stretch and exercise or spend extra time doing skin care routine. I’m not too structured in the morning because I like to listen to how I’m feeling and do any of these things before I start working.” – Shani Van Breukelencreative director and co-founder of AYOND
They are attached to the family
3. “My husband and I connect in our kitchen and chat about what’s on deck for the day. We’ve been empty nesters lately and are still adjusting to this stage of life. I also checked in with my parents, who are over 80 years old. Hearing their voices on a daily basis immediately lifted my spirits. “- Sally Muellerco-founder of Womaness
4. “When I finished my coffee and breastfed my baby, my son woke up and we started having breakfast. I like this time because I can be fully present with my children — nothing bothers us, just a quiet time of the world coming to life during the day. – Alex Taylor, co-founder and co-CEO of Perelel
They turn showers into a thoughtful indulgence
6. “Currently, I like to start my day with a Tracy Anderson workout. When I’m done, if I have time, I dry off and take a shower. Then I drank 32 ounces of celery juice. “- Miranda Kerr, model, mother, entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Kora Organics
8. “The first thing I do in the morning is feed my baby! My husband JP usually wakes up and brings me coffee and then I take a shower as long as possible. These days, a 5-minute shower is like a spa day if I can partake. ” – Sophie Monetfounder of Sophie Monet’s Jewelry.
They take the time to meditate
9. “I’m trying to meditate for about 15 minutes before going completely in. I’ve found that practicing breathing exercises has really helped me stay more focused and focused throughout the day. Then I quickly scan through my emails and respond to whatever is super urgent.” – Skin care tycoon Tata Harper
ten. “I started with 10 minutes of meditation. I went through a period where insomnia frequently affected me. I juggle a lot and my career is uncertain and constantly changing, which can be a cause for concern. I find that starting my day with meditation keeps me mentally strong no matter where I am and helps me start my day with a clearer and calmer mind. ” – Stylist in Austin Beth Hitchcock
They find unique ways to stay hydrated before the coffee ritual
11. “I have a shot about olive oil and a glass of warm water with lemon. This improves the functioning of the digestive system: stimulates intestinal transit, promotes the absorption of nutrients and reinforces its anti-inflammatory properties. “- Agatha Relota Luczofounder and creative director of Leather Furtuna
14. “I drink celery juice an hour before I put anything else in my stomach, and then I make smoothies! I use: frozen blueberries, half frozen banana, half frozen avocado (most of the time), Malk vanilla almond milk, ashwagandha, mucuna, MCT oil and collagen. “- Bloggers and Authors Lauren Scruggs Kennedy
15. “These days, I drink some hot water in the morning. According to Ayurveda, I run cold to keep me warm and it’s also a good way to kick-start your digestive system according to Ayurveda. “- Sajani Amarasirifounder of Kola Goodies
17. “Light some Bodhi scentmeditate, and then put the kettle on the stove and make an ice pack, in Chemex or V60. I also usually drink some apple cider vinegar in the morning. “- Canyon Coffee founder Ally Walsh
They create a personal ritual to have a base
18. “A ritual, as strange as it sounds, is that I clean my kitchen every morning. Since I’m at home all day, I cook a lot of dishes, so there are always items that need to be put away, sometimes a mess from last night’s dinner. It became a daily ritual that helped me start my day with some work motivation. ” – Nicole GibbonsFounder and CEO of Paint Clare
19. “I turn on music, read, journal and pray while drinking a cup of black coffee. I journal what I am grateful for, five wonderful things that happened yesterday, and I write down my prayers and worries.” – Beauty expert and digital creator Anna Groves
22. “I take a moment to make it clear to myself (and the universe) what I am grateful for… that day… whatever comes to mind (before I get out of bed)! I like this approach because it establishes a frequency of gratitude for the day. “- Nitsa Citrinecreative director at Sun Potion
23. “I use Great app – it’s a routine and habit-building app that helps me do all those things that could easily be forgotten. I started using it to remember drink water first thingand now it reminds me to prepare before giving birth, combined # fab4smoothie, (whether I drink it afterwards or a few hours later), prioritize 3 tasks for the day, and write one thing I’m grateful for that day. “- Renowned nutritionist Kelly LeVeque
And finally, my favorite honest morning routine of all…
What morning habits have changed your day?