Every morning, I wake up at exactly 5:32 a.m., splash some cold water on my face, and hop on over to the gym with a banana and protein bar. I get in 45 minutes of hardcore cardio and then zip back home to shower and begin my day for real. I have lunches pre-made for the whole week, and frozen breakfast snacks on deck for the mornings that I'm not moving so quickly. And since my boyfriend is often still in bed when I leave, making the bed is his responsibility. I'm living my best life and waking up earlier than all of you.
SOS: If you're anything like me, reading the above graf is more annoying than I'll ever be able to express. 80% of that statement is the lie that I low-key wish was my real life. I do NOT wake up before 6 a.m. if I don't have to. And when I do have an early start, it is only made possible with massive amounts of coffee and this little thing I'll call a "magic stick." I'd die if I tried to workout in the morning before I engulf a real meal because I wake up starving, daily. And whether my boyfriend stays in our bed hours after I have, it does not always mean he makes the bed in the end.
But one thing is for certain: Every morning, before I leave, I have to take stock of my what my day is going to entail or else that will definitely ruin my day. Will I have to drive lots of little kiddos around all day and do I actually have enough gas for that? Am I wearing appropriate clothes for my girls night, post-work, and the yoga class I'm trying to make in an hour? How much food and water and coffee do I have? Did I bring my charger? Etc, etc, etc. These are all things that I often go through my head every morning before I even step my feet out into the real world. And thus, the first thing that I have to do every morning before I leave my house is make a solid to-do list (take a deep breath).
And when I reached out to 13 women about their morning routines, I was shocked by their answers. Some were women whom I interact with regularly. Others came from some real WO-man-on-the-street type interactions. Check out these necessary morning routines from 13 women and see if you find a soul sister.
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