I Tried the Morning Routines of 5 Successful People

Every single Successful Person in the history of the world woke/wakes up early. Winston Churchill and Linda Evangelista are the only exceptions: The former politician didn’t get up until 11, but at least he was up and doing work from bed starting at 8. Linda Evangelista famously refused to awake for less than $10,000 a day, but that right there is a business strategy of the savvy if I’ve ever seen one. Lean into that satin pillow, Linda.

I am not a Successful Person — not yet, not in the proper sense, with a capital S and P and a TED Talk or a billboard — but I’d like to be. A few years ago I taught myself to wake up earlier in the hopes of getting more of my life together. In retrospect, it worked: I recently got a promotion. But what if jumping out of bed isn’t enough for my more dramatic long-term goals? What if there are other key components that lead to true outlier-level career triumphs, and I am missing them? Nothing a little research and replication can’t eke out. I tried five morning routines of five successful people… mostly because someone has to feed this hungry internet beast. (To its credit, the internet is 24/7 and money never sleeps.)

1. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston’s net worth is reportedly $150 million, not to be tacky. You would think this number would encourage me to at least try to set my alarm for her standard 4:30 a.m. wake up time, but it did not. 4:30 a.m. is not early, it is the middle of the night, which seems counter-intuitive.

1. She wakes up at 8 a.m. on non-work days, however. So fine, on a Saturday morning, I did this.

2. Next on the agenda, the old “drink hot water with lemon” propaganda rhetoric that I conceded to only because of $150 million, and also because my mom keeps saying it’s good for digestion.

3. I washed my face with soap and water then spent the whole day panicking about whether or not this would cause acne.

4. Said worries interrupted my required 20 minutes of meditation.

5. Sometimes Jennifer Anniston eats fresh eggs from the butts of chickens that hang out in her own backyard. I don’t have a backyard so I had to settle for her second go-to: a protein shake. Well and Good has the full scoop on her preferred recipe; I went to Juice Generation. I always eat after workouts but wondered if eating before could be the missing link.

6. It was not the missing link and in fact, it nearly made me sick. Jennifer Anniston spins for 30 minutes, then does yoga for 40. I don’t have a spin bike in my mansion so I signed up for SoulCycle instead (45 minutes), which is a terrible after a protein shake. Following this I did some half-assed yoga on a mat in my apartment, and then, to feel extra Jen, I drank a SmartWater. SmartWater is just regular water with very smart marketing, but in this exercise, you can’t argue with success.

Did I feel successful after this morning, which ended around 11? Not any more than usual, to be honest. I think the call time has to be less insane than Jen’s 4:30 weekdays, but more extreme than 8 a.m. weekends.

2.Oprah Winfrey

Now this is more like it: Oprah wakes up at 6:02 a.m., but she has never set an alarm. “I don’t believe in them,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “They are … alarming!”

1. I set an alarm because my internal clock doesn’t kick in until 45 minutes later on a great day. I was tired but like, the whole world wakes up at 6:02 a.m..

2. Oprah says her first thought when she wakes up is, “Oh, I’m alive. Thank you!” So I did this. It made for a nice morning mindset. What follows, for her, are a series of downward dogs with actual dogs. I had to do mine alone.

3. Oprah makes herself a chai tea or skim cappuccino at 6:45 a.m. but I can’t cook. Instead, I put my sneakers on 15 minutes before she says she does and left the house with enough time to stop at a coffee shop by my apartment. (I never leave my apartment early enough to do ANYTHING, so this felt amazing.)

4. By 7:05 a.m., Oprah is in her home gym so that she can have the TV on and tuned to CBS’s “Eye Opener” to see what her BFF Gayle is wearing. I don’t have any friends on TV but Leandra was in Italy while I did this, so the time difference meant I got to watch her stories like a little morning program on my way to the gym. Ah, nice caftan.

5. Oprah does 20 minutes on the elliptical and 30 minutes walking on the treadmill. She starts out at the Level 3 incline setting and then every minute adds to the incline until she gets to 12 or 15, then she does sit-ups. I did Barry’s Bootcamp, which is like an…extreme version of this? Then I tried not to throw up. Might have been the cappuccino, though.

6. At 8 a.m., Oprah does a sitting meditation, so at 9 a.m., I did one too. (I had to shower after Barry’s and also, let’s not forget, I have an office to be inside of that isn’t a palindrome of my own name.) She said that if she’s in a rush she’ll only meditate for 10-12 minutes, which was comforting. I always think of meditation as THE FULL MONTY or nothing at all. Not very zen, I know. Anyway, I liked Oprah’s realistic  approach and actually, it allowed me to relax a bit.

7. At 8:30 a.m. Oprah eats medium-boiled eggs and a piece of multigrain toast for breakfast. “I have actually noticed that lately I have been eating breakfast at 8:38,” she told Well and Good. Wild woman. It was 10 a.m. by the time I ate my Oprah meal, but it was better than a Kind bar and certainly filled me up for longer.

8. An hour behind Oprah’s schedule and feeling guilty about it, I went through my schedule while eating, as she does, knocked out a few phone calls and had zero bank wires. But wait a minute! “[B]usiness transactions and financial stuff…I try to get all of that done by noon or 12:30 when I am home, since that’s 3 p.m. in New York and the banks close soon after that.” Oprah is on California time. Do you realize what this means? Even on a one hour delay, I was two hours ahead of Oprah.

So long as she doesn’t smite me down for saying that, I’d consider this a major success.

3. Barack Obama

Barack Obama starts his days two hours before his first event. I like the idea of working backwards from your first important thing — it seems less monotonous and less militant than a daily call time (although I get that the irregularity could undermine your internal clock, Oprah).

1. My first “event” was at 9 a.m., but in order to make a 7 a.m. workout class, I had to set my alarm for 6:20…so turns out this didn’t make much of a difference. But! I liked the mindset.

2. Obama and I both work out in the mornings, but I get the sense that he never skips. So, on Obama day, neither did I. Something I try to remind myself on mornings where I am tempted to hit snooze is that I never feel better for sleeping in 20 minutes extra, and I always feel better after working out, so…GET THE FUCK UP.

3. Barack Obama reportedly ate a breakfast of eggs, wheat toast and (until his doctor gave him a cholesterol warning) bacon every day — but no coffee. I could get down with the food portion of this party but no coffee is rough for me. Well-knowing that green tea doesn’t do shit as a caffeine supplement, I tried it and broke down by 10 a.m. for an iced coffee. In the words of Miranda Hobbes about her trash magazines, “It’s my thing, let me have it.”

4. The fourth and final agenda in Barack Obama’s documented morning routine includes reading the paper — the actual paper, not a digital copy. I bought a paper after my workout and read for 15 minutes on a bench before going up to my apartment. It was nice to delay looking at my phone for a while longer while still feeling productive.

Although this was a watered-down-for-the-press’s version of the busiest man in America’s routine, there’s something really civilized about reading the actual paper, and eating an actual breakfast. Kind of makes you feel ridiculous when you’re not the president and you’re like, “I’m too busy to X.” Completing all of this set me up for a go-get-em-tiger mental space for the rest of the day.

4. Gwyneth Paltrow

If there ever was a morning bird in this whole entire world, it has to be Gwyneth Paltrow. She wakes up at the crack of dawn, so…

1. Sigh. So did I. I set my alarm for 5 a.m., woke up, laughed, went back to bed.

2. But not for long! Because I don’t have an Apple and a Moses to rouse, feed and get ready for school (after dribbling spoonfuls of lemon-flavored flax oil into their baby mouths), I really had no excuse but to get the hell up and get my day started. I used this weird window of time between being…up (barely) and heading toward Hubert Street for my GP-evangelized workout class to brush my teeth and get some work done. It was slow and steady; I wasn’t powering through my to-do list, but it was productive, not to mention gloriously quiet.

3. Until it wasn’t. I arrived at Tracy Anderson in Tribeca, the eponymous studios of Gwyneth’s favorite trainer. “I am a very longtime Tracy Anderson fanatic,” she told Byrdie.com. “I practice her method religiously. I do it five days a week.” Okay. Now, I work out, but not like this. The first half of the class was a true dance party to a top tier playlist. If the instructor, Lana, could deejay my every morning, that would be great. The second half was a combination between torture or Broadway on steroids set to hip hop music with leg weights (which I am aware probably is a nightmare for some people)? For me, it was one of those satisfying burns where you want to pass out in the moment but then need everyone to know you attended a Tracy Anderson class after. It took sheer will and determination to stay alive but I swear to god, I think I grew an ab in the process. I understand the fanfare and I, too, would like to one day to be a Tracy Anderson fanatic.

But on this day, I settled with bragging rights, plus I was 45 minutes early to a freakishly healthy breakfast thanks to my tight edit of a morning. I used this time to start writing a story. Success.

5. Anna Wintour

The fifth and final routine I tried is none other than that of Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour. Woudn’t it be weird if you didn’t know what name would follow that comma? Yeah. It would be. Now that’s TED Talk/billboard successful.

1. Anna begins the day at 5:45 a.m. with a tennis lesson, so I began my day at 5:45, then took a tennis lesson at 7. (I didn’t want to subject anyone else to such a call time in the name of guinea pig journalism. Just me being thoughtful.)

First of all, if you’re looking for a tennis coach, no matter your level, I highly suggest using PlayYourCourt. You answer a few fast questions about where you live, what you’re looking for and they assign you with a coach who matches the criteria almost instantly. It was very 21st century, very efficient. They matched me with an instructor named Nataliya who is patient, probably going to win the U.S. Open someday and lovely.

I arrived early, 6:30 a.m., to reserve a court spot. At 7 a.m. sharp, we began. At 8:30 a.m., as I walked home to change for work, I thought to myself, “Holy shit. I just played a game of tennis and, if I wanted to, could have an entire hour and a half to do nothing before my first meeting.”

2. Instead, I grabbed a coffee from Starbucks and got a blowout, just like Anna, then did emails from my phone under the dryer. I wasn’t mad.

I was the most successful on this day in terms of productivity and creativity, which I credit to the effect of a one-on-one lesson with a professional instructor (rather than a solo run at this same time, or a workout class) had on my brain. My mind felt tuned-up in a way it hasn’t in forever. I was awake and buzzing and full of energy. It was truly kind of remarkable. I think this is how you’re supposed to feel after meditation? I wonder if the effect would be the same if I started my day off with a crossword puzzle or some other non-work-related stimulation. Another experiment for another day. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go immediately to bed.

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  • Hayley

    Both of my parents were super early risers (my father was a doctor with his own practice at the time, my mother worked in health guidance at a fitness center), and I’ve always stuck to that routine out of habit/necessity/and *yikes* enjoyment.
    I get up every weekday morning at 4:45 AM, drink a big glass of water and a shot of espresso, and go to the gym. I get back at 6:30 AM, and this gives me enough time to have a healthy smoothie (prepped the night before) and then take a quick shower and do a few chores before leaving for work at 7:30 PM. I also pack my lunch the night before so I don’t really have to *think hard* before 7:30 AM. I also fall asleep at 8:30 PM or 9 PM, which means I am really a 92-year-old trapped in a 26-year-old body.

    • this is so inspiring.

    • Willa Konefał Davis

      Morning routine goals for sure!

    • Amelia Diamond

      ok i am not worthy. it’s the going to bed that i don’t have down yet. I’m up at 6:30 but still going to bed at 12:30. eek.

      • Hayley

        I had a 15-hour workday yesterday and didn’t go to bed until 12, and there’s no way I would have been able to get up early today. Going to bed early is the only way this lifestyle works.

        • Ciccollina

          Ok you are adorable, teach me your wholesome ways.

          • Hayley

            1) Drink a beer/glass of wine with dinner (for sleepy-making purposes and general relaxation).
            2) Lay out your outfit the night before (including workout gear).
            3) Pack your lunch the night before.
            4) Prep your smoothie (or breakfast of choice) the night before.
            5) NO tech after 8:00 P.M. (other than a kindle/your sleepy-making show of choice, like David Attenborough-narrated documentaries). This (and #1) are probably the most effective ways to actually fall the F to sleep before 9:00 P.M.
            6) Use a silk pillowcase so you can feel like your face/hair are in heaven all night.

          • Ciccollina

            Thank you my new sleepy angel! I’m going to try this for a week….I’ll let you know how I go!

          • Hayley

            I hope it works for you! I love reading as I’m falling asleep and find that this really helps me nod off. A hot cup of herbal tea (in the winter time) also does the trick. 🙂

    • Hil

      If I was a lone person in this world I would be in bed most nights by 9 PM. But then I would almost never see friends and boyfriend 🙁

      • Hayley

        Thankfully my husband is also a relatively early-to-bed, early-to-rise type. I’ve had exes where this was actually a huge point of contention for them.

        • Carrieanne Luicadi

          I’m asleep my 9pm every night, my boyfriend hates it! Its a needs must when you have a 5 year old. Agreed on the silk pillowcase too… they are heaven.

    • Andrea Raymer

      I can’t even fathom voluntarily getting up at 4:45 without having to rush to the airport or something

    • Lil

      Wow, you are goals.

      It takes me at least an hour to shower, do my hair, and minimal makeup to look decent for work. I clearly need to be much quicker in the morning!

      • Hayley

        I’m really lazy with my makeup routine (boy brow and haloscope every day, and maybe a little concealer under my eyes), but have a crazy-involved skincare routine which takes up 20-25 minutes of that hour of getting ready. I guess you pick your battles when you have limited time.

    • Kelsey Alyssa

      Waking up before 5 is the stuff dreams are made of! Good on you!

    • Kattigans

      Okay you are goaaaaals. Thank you for all the tips! Now if only I can get my ass up without hitting snooze 7 times..I think I’m up for the challenge

  • Elli rvs

    I loved this soooo much!!

  • Adrianna

    I entered college thinking that I wasn’t a morning person, but realized after about a year that I could only really concentrate on schoolwork super early. I also worked about 30 hours a week on top of being a full time student, so this was out of necessity.

    I woke up at around 5am and was in the library by 6am. This took several weeks and failed attempts to really adjust. I had to be disciplined enough to only “sleep in” until 7:30 on the weekends. This schedule helped my insomnia a lot and relieved a lot of stress. I was wide awake and ready for my 9am classes. I completed my schoolwork in the mornings and had time to do what I wanted after I got out of work at 7pm.

    Waking up early extends to having fun. A lot of people complain that they don’t have time for anything, but sleep in until 10am on weekends.

    • Amelia Diamond

      that takes so much discipline!

  • Jessie Buckmaster

    If I didn’t start working at 6:30/7 am (construction industry is killer) I would totally be a morning workout person. But now I work from home so I’ve been good about making healthy breakfasts at least.

  • Liza

    I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this. Do it again! Do nighttime routines!! I read that Tom Ford takes like four *baths* in a day. 😂 This is hilarious and should repeated often. 👏🏽👏🏽

    • Amelia Diamond

      ooo a nighttime routine of successful people is a great idea!!!

    • Madeleine Herritage

      Yes, Please!

    • ella

      Please Amelia, Hayley or Harling do the Tom Ford Bath diet, I would die.

      • Amelia Diamond

        just all baths, all the time. (but srsly thanks for the idea it’s coming in sept! GET READY)

  • Natty

    I really appreciate the bit about feeling great after tennis. Isn’t it nice to do something physical/active in the morning but not totally grueling and energy-zapping like Barry’s or Soul (though I love those classes don’t get me wrong)

    • Amelia Diamond

      yes!! that got me thinking like, how can i replicate that without paying for a lesson, you know? i think there was something about the actual instruction that was super helpful to my brain, too.

      • Natty

        Maybe we need to start an MR tennis club. Meet every Wednesday at 6:30am for a few rounds of doubles. Tennis whites. Lovely

    • Sheila T.

      I love doing sudoku on the metro to work because it wakes up my brain for the day and gives it a little stretch before I have to be “on” in the office. Kind of similar in that it’s low-intensity but really gets my day started

  • Andrea Raymer

    meanwhile, I set my alarm for 6 every day and hit snooze until 8 when I finally decide to pee and eat a bowl of cereal in my bed spilling milk everywhere. I prefer not to speak until the hour is a double digit number. and I am almost always late for work

    • Kate

      “I prefer not to speak until the hour is a double digit number.” Um, this is brilliant!

    • Senka

      I get up at 6.30 and am fairly functional after my first sip of coffee and a splash of water, but still prefer not to speak until the hour is double digit number. It’s just easier to function in silence.

  • I feel bad that everyone on this list rises pretty much before my sleeping time at 5AM…

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  • elpug

    Did ROTC in college which FORCED me to wake early. Yesterday I slept in past 830 for the first time in forever and my whole day felt like it disappeared in front of my eyes. I’ve been on that early bird kick for about 5 years now. Theres something serene about getting up for a walk or a run at 5 or 6 or 7 am on a Saturday and having the streets/roads to yourself.

  • Mellisa Scarlett

    I want to try every single one of these.

    • Amelia Diamond

      do it!

  • Mellisa Scarlett

    I also firmly believe everyone becomes a morning person once their doing what they love. Don’t quote me on this.

    • I don’t love my current job but becoming a morning person made me a lot more grateful for it! Having the hour and a half to lounge around my apartment and get ready for my day put me miles ahead mindset wise than when I was rushing out the door. The job is still so-so but I’m much more motivated to make the best of it until I find something better, rather than be sluggish and complain like I did before. Mornings are amazing once you get in the groove of it.

      • Michelle

        I agree! I start work at 9am in Sydney city and it only takes me 40 minutes to get to work. However I get up at 6.00am – 6.30am so I have an hour or so to myself. To drink tea, to stretch and have some quiet time. Love it and it sets me up for the day.

        • amcrni

          I need to adopt this attitude. I have to be at work by 8:30, which means I have to leave my apartment to catch the train by around 7:30 at the latest. Part of me feels like I should be waking up at 6 AM to actually have some sane time to myself before having to hustle. I don’t love my job either Alice (from upthread) but maybe this would make it nicer.

          • Try it for a few weeks! Not having to hustle brought me so much peace (which I found was much needed while stuck in a less than desirable work sitch).

      • Mellisa Scarlett

        I appreciate this response. definitely noted!

    • Madeleine Herritage

      I really want to quote you on this.

      • Mellisa Scarlett

        I’m officially important! haha by all means 🙂

  • Sonia

    But when do these early risers go to sleep!? I feel like I would need be in bed by 8pm.

    • Amelia Diamond

      ugh 12:30 for me almost always. it’s bad. i’m trying to get to 11:30

    • Kate

      My schedule as an RN is too wonky to have any type of “routine”. I’m lucky if I just get enough sleep! When I have to be at the hospital at 7a, I feel I have to go to bed at 8, which turns into 9, fitful tossing and turning all night long worried about getting up early. I’m a mess. 😂

      • Amelia Diamond

        no that’s impressive

  • Natalie L Howlett

    For some ungodly reason (probably bc the room I was subletting used to be a sunroom and had like 8 windows) I was naturally waking up at 5:30 in the morning this summer. The first few weeks I would just lay in bed on my phone for hours, until finally I was like “Gee, maybe I should actually use this time” and then I was SO much more productive, plus I felt VERY successful and important.

  • amcrni

    Someone teach me how to love mornings. All I want is to rise feeling refreshed, do some stretching, have a nice little luxurious morning routine where I sip coffee and give some love to my skincare and maybe pack a lunch. I have intentions of waking up early but then I just snooze that alarm until I have to leave for work in 7 minutes. Cue me rushing to get dressed, slapping some makeup on my face, probably forgetting my lunch and shuffling out the door.

    • Amelia Diamond

      i still want to hit snooze and fight waking up but once i’m half an hour into being up, i’m happy about it. i think you start to love mornings when you are desperate for quiet, peaceful time alone.

    • ella

      Phone on the other side of the room!
      And have something to look forward to first thing helps. Easier to get out of bed when there is a lovely face mask, pre-made smoothie, or hot tea waiting for you.
      I literally fill up my kettle and set out the mug and tea bag the night before. This simple act makes me feel like such a bloody hero when I get up!

      • amcrni

        I have a kettle! I’m not much of a tea person but am trying to learn to love it.

    • Adrianna

      I would focus on something that you love that can only happen in the morning. For example, I realized that my room was super bright and beautiful at 7am and, I was wasting it by sleeping in. I currently live in Manhattan, and my loud neighborhood is empty and quiet at that hour. I also had the motivation to be in the library by 6am in college because I would get the seat I wanted every time. (NYU is a crowded, crowded school with a small library)

      You might have to trick yourself, but restricting yourself only to do something you want to at that hour.

      • amcrni

        This makes sense. I gotta think of something I love now. I’d choose quietly reading, maybe, but I already do that on my train into work. Hmmmm.

    • Hayley

      If you pack your lunch the night before and prep your breakfast the night before, this will aid in that!

      • Overnight oats are a game changer for me! Also I like to bring a few day’s lunches at a time to keep in the work fridge.

    • Get a dog and start feeding him/her really early. I’m an early riser because of my job (it starts at 6 or 6:30am so I’m up at 4:30 or 5), but my dog has a killer internal clock and still wakes me up at 5/5:30 on weekends. One time my alarm didn’t go off and the only reason I got to work on time was because of my dog.

  • Suanny

    Lol you are so funny! xo

    • Amelia Diamond

      my new best friend!

  • Basil

    I used to work out first thing in the morning, and it was the best. I was still too sleepy to figure out what was going on, and by the end I felt really awake and energised AND I’d done my work out for the day! One day …

    • Amelia Diamond

      I know you almost trick yourself

  • It takes everything I’ve got to arrive at work on time — 8:30am on the nose. My former retail days meant working 11-7 shifts, so getting up at 7am feels like an achievement even though I know it isn’t.

  • mia |-/

    Moving back into college in a week and now I’m super motivated to start this routine of waking early + workout + healthy breakfast *which one can only hope lasts for the whole semester or more*
    Catch me on the streets of Yonkers becoming an Anna/Paltrow/Barack/Jen/Oprah/Amelia health monster

    • Amelia Diamond

      yup I see you!!

  • LS

    I’m a bit baffled, according to this Barry is still Pres and Apple and Moses are babies. Had to check the date at the top!

    • Amelia Diamond

      Wrote using the routines that exist on line, and assuming Barack and GP keep the same routines! (Even now that he’s not pres ( 🙁 ) and even though moses and apple are older…maybe…idk if they’re her kids, they are likely masters at slowing down the aging process what with all the goop products and $moothie$ and flax seed oils)

  • Lauren

    Amelia, which routine was your favorite??

  • Serena

    This whole article and its premise spoke to my soul. Thank you Amelia for being so reliable in your masterful depictions of Life

  • Kelsey Alyssa

    I feel so inspired! I am usually an early riser, especially now that my son has decided 5:30 is an excellent time to start his day. Getting a personal trainer or an individualized lesson in the morning is a good idea! The amount of focus required is different than doing something on your own. Will have to try soon!

  • beccamu

    do no successful people do after work work-outs?? ugh, seems i am doomed for a lifetime of plebian-hood

  • Lindsey Hook

    LOVE hearing other people’s routines. I read once that Winston Churchill also smoked a cigar and drank a full bottle of champagne every day in the bath- he would have appreciated “So What?” month, I think.

    • Amelia Diamond

      hahahaha same

  • gracesface

    My early wake ups are made possible by my Phillips light up alarm clock! I HATE waking up to a cell phone chime/ring tone (they are torture). So I set this sucker for 5:30 am, the light starts slowly at 5 am and then it’s as bright as I want and the chimes go off and it is the best way ever to wake up!! I have to be clocked in at work at 6:55 am so no early morning workouts for me (though when it cools down I will walk to work) but it makes mornings waaay better.

    Looks like you beasted that TA workout, Amelia.

    • Amelia Diamond

      I wanted to buy this alarm…it’s worth it then?? Okay. I’m convinced because I HATE WAKING UP TO DARKNESS. I sleep with blinds open always.

      • beebee

        I was a little skeptical too but I actually love it! I still need my cell alarm as a back up (I possibly love the ocean wake-up sound it makes a little too much…and occasionally doze off again basking in the sunny ocean vibes) but it definitely makes for happier mornings. I am NOT a morning person so this is a pretty huge accomplishment.

      • gracesface

        I have this one and I LOVE IT. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0093162QS?psc=1

  • Jeanie

    When I try to wake up earlier, I usually just waste that time by getting ready slower. And then somehow I’ll find myself dashing out the door running later than usual. 😛

  • Injie Anis

    Been waking up early since school. Don’t quite like it though. I dawdle while getting ready so I get up an hour early so I can get ready at ease. Can’t figure how people are out of the house in 10 minutes. I mean, do we have to treat Life as a rush?

  • disqus_K28BInF1up

    Sigh. Can I just be jealous that you have no work obligations until 10 AM? I’m a doc, and my mornings at work are usually 7:30 AM starts. If I wanted to get up in time to work out, meditate, and still shower, we’d be talking 3:00 AM.

  • I kind of envy early morning (or late night) people but I usually go to bed at 2 a.m. so…

  • I combine the mantras of philicia rashad and the meditations of tony Robbins in the morning.

  • Sam Kim

    this was so much fun to read! and so realistic haha.

  • Faleena Hopkins

    Really enjoyed this article, Amelia. Now you’ve got me wanting to try tennis before dawn or Coffee. Yes. Capital. And I agree with Liza below that a night routine article would be a fun follow up.

    Xx, author Faleena Hopkins

  • Tracey MSU

    Great Article – …the night time ritual of four famous people ? Pleeze