Morning time for me is such a light, hopeful, motivational time. I truly get the sense that it’s the start of something new and fresh every day. Especially when I’m in California or Colorado and the morning sunshine streams in through the windows like bits of heaven.
I make sure to do affirming activities in the morning that energize me for the rest of the day. When I set myself up right in the morning, I can ensure that I’ll be productive and efficient all day long.
Daily Habits of Successful People
I have morning rituals that I move through fluidly because I have incorporated them into my routine, so I don’t have to think about them, I just do them.
When I wake, I do look at my phone, but not for the reasons most look at theirs. I like to pray and read my daily Bible passages for 20 minutes that are delivered on my phone daily. I then rise, make the bed, put on exercise clothes (that will ensure that I’ll exercise), wash my face, prepare tea, fruit, and breakfast, and then review all my goals (short-term and long-term) and vision boards.
Most of the time, those few, quick steps start off incredibly productive days for me.
You may not have a routine yet that helps you discover and produce the best out of you every day. I encourage everyone to find their quick, meaningful morning routine to lead the day with. If your life is hectic with kids and deadlines, wake up 20 minutes earlier. If that means going to bed 20 minutes earlier, do it. For most people, the morning hours bring so much more to your life than the nighttime hours.
Read what these other 10 successful women do at the start of their days. From editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington, to Vogue’s editor-in-chief, to CEOs, to entrepreneurs, to fashion designers, to actresses…you might find some inspirational habits that you’d like to incorporate into your routine to motivate you daily.
READ: 10 Successful Women Share Their Morning Routines
Morning time is precious time, those few brief moments before the outside world bleeds noise into your day. Building a routine that gives you a calm, efficient, and fulfilling morning can take some serious trial and error. If you haven’t nailed down your own productivity-inducing routine yet, don’t fret. We’ve rounded up the morning routines of 10 successful women from different industries to inspire your mornings. All of the women mentioned below have figured out how to make family, exercise, and “me” time priorities in their first waking hours.
Katherine Power, Co-Founder and CEO, Clique Media
First Thing: Exercises.
Routine: “Exercise wakes me up and gets my juices flowing. I get my best ideas working out or on a drive back from the gym to the house,” Power tells Self guest editor and Honest Company CEO Jessica Alba. Post-workout breakfast usually consists of “one egg on a piece of toast and some avocado.” Power puts her sweat session ideas to action immediately. “Well I obsess on them the whole class. And then I get to my car and I open my Notes on my phone and I either type it or make a call to somebody who will listen to me at 7 in the morning.”