Having a positive, productive days starts the moment that you wake up in the morning. As soon as you open your eyes, you’re making moves to make your day a good one, or unfortunately, a bad one. This is why it’s so important to start your day off on the right foot. If you find yourself dreading the mornings, or you have a hard time finding your motivation to get things rolling, then keep reading to find out how these celebrities are getting their minds right before they tackle the day.Kim’s alarm is set for 5:45 each morning, even on weekends! She quickly gets out of bed to use the bathroom and then she climbs back into bed where she checks her emails and waits for her kids, Saint, Chicago, and North, to wake up for a morning talks and cuddles session. After that, the KUWTK star works up a sweat with cardio or weights.
Every morning, Julianne Hough starts her day with a bit of gratitude. Before she even gets out of bed, Julianne writes down five different things that she’s grateful for. She also makes positive goals for herself for the day, such as making five people laugh, or helping a stranger. She also does a grounding exercise each morning with deep breathing. “Both of these exercises I feel completely grounded, but I also feel extremely expanded. Sometimes, in the past, when I haven’t been grounded I feel very expanded and a little all over the place. Both of these exercises help to insure the polarity of the moon and the sun, or the soul and the spirit, the feminine and the masculine. It’s all about polarity and connecting to God, the divine, and the universe, whatever you believe in,” she explained.
The 4-Hour Workweek author Tim Ferriss starts every morning by following the mantra “win the morning, win the day.” Ferriss believes that simplicity is the recipe for success. Tim starts each day by making his bed. He says this sets you up psychologically for the day. This way, no matter what the day has in store for him, he has already accomplished something positive. He gets his body in a good state by doing push-ups, sun salutations, or a cold shower. Ferriss also journals every morning for at least 5 minutes followed by meditation.
Mark Zuckerburg wakes up every morning around 8 and immediately gets on Facebook, then Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp. After that, he heads out to get some exercise. Instead of wearing himself down with too many decisions, the Facebook mogul makes things much easier for himself by only having one shirt. Well, he has 20 identical versions of the same shirt, which allows him to grab and go when he’s in a hurry.
Actress Mindy Kaling shared in her memoir “Why Not Me?” that she wakes up each day at 5 a.m. to take a fast shower before heading off to work. She says that her secret weapon for looking refreshed and well-rested is a facial mask. She wrote, “It can be a calming mask. I keep mine in my fridge, because there are two things Mindy Kaling keeps cold: beer and beauty masks.”
Richard Branson starts every morning off right where he belongs…at home with his family! Even though he’s a billionaire, who could wake up just about anywhere on the planet, Richard chooses to spend his mornings with his family! There’s nothing like chatting around the breakfast table with the people who you love the most.
Jessica Alba says the two things she needs in the morning are a really loud alarm and a strong cup of coffee. The Honest Company founder said in an interview with Well+Good, “If I’m working out in the morning, I’ll wake up at 5:30 a.m. using the alarm clock on my phone—if my kids haven’t already woken me up! Working out is not my favorite, but it’s stress relief and I get good ideas working up a sweat. I like to make a morning class before I get to work: Spinning or hot yoga sculpt, always with friends to keep me motivated.”
Gayle’s alarm goes off at 3:20 a.m., but she allows herself two snoozes. After getting out of bed, she gets into a nice warm bubble bath. The TV personality and journalist doesn’t have any coffee or food, instead chooses plain water. Gayle isn’t hungry at 4 in the morning, but after she gets to work at CBS and gets her hair and makeup done, she’ll have some fresh fruit. After taping with CBS, she heads over to O Magazine where she works another full day as editor. She says, “The schedule is dreadful, but I really love the job.”
Jennifer Aniston isn’t the type of person that likes to sleep in past the sun. In fact, she wakes up at 4:30 am every single day. She uses the extra time in the morning by cuddling her dogs, then she takes care of herself by washing her face, meditating, and sipping on hot lemon water. It’s obvious that she knows how important that morning “me time” is for everyone to take. She told Huffington Post, “When that starts to fall by the wayside, I feel it in my energy. There’s a bit of anxiety, worry, and unnecessary feelings. I’m a work in progress. I still struggle with it. [But] when you start the day the way you should, which is for ourselves, that’s a great way to start your day.”
Not everyone needs to start their day with a cup of coffee, and former President Barack Obama is definitely one of those people. Instead of grabbing a cup o’ joe in the morning, Obama grabs something a bit healthier. Typically, he’ll go for some green tea or water or orange juice. He does weight training and sometimes cardio 6 days a week.
Oprah isn’t trying to rush around to get her day started when she rolls out of bed each morning. Instead, she sits down for 20 minutes of meditation every single morning. Twice a day, in fact, Oprah fills her mind with joy, relaxation, and mindfulness. After her morning meditation, Oprah gets on the treadmill to get some cardio time in. She says that at least 15 minutes of heart-pumping exercise gives her energy and helps her have a more productive day. .
The co-founder and editor of The Huffington Post says, “A big part of my morning ritual is about what I don’t do: When I wake up, I don’t start the day by looking at my smartphone. Instead, once I’m awake, I take a minute to breathe deeply, be grateful, and set my intention for the day.” Arianna follows that by practicing yoga and a meditation session.
Every morning upon waking, Lea Michele drinks a cup of warm water with lemon. She also has celery juice and swears by it. Lea says, “Celery juice is so incredibly good for your liver and it is a great cleanse first thing in the morning. I’ve seen it improve my digestion so much.”
Brittany Snow struggles to get out of bed in the morning. She admits she is not a morning person. Brittany says she pets her dog for way longer than she should. Then she gets dressed, brushes her teeth, and goes downstairs to get a cup of coffee. After coffee, she takes her pooch for a walk. Her morning walk is followed by a healthy breakfast of egg whites and oatmeal. Brittany gets herself motivated by listening to music. She has a mood-boosting playlist that she listens to every morning to get her blood flowing. With the right songs playing in your mind you can get anything done!
Kate Hudson wakes up between 6:30 and 7:30 each morning. She says she hits the snooze button to get an extra 15 minutes. Then she goes to the kitchen to make coffee. Kate prides herself on her beauty regimen, so every morning, she holds her face in a bowl of ice cubes and a little bit of water for as long as she can stand it. Kate learned this beauty secret, which gives the skin a nice fresh glow, from a makeup artist.
Editor-in-chief of Vogue Magazine, Anna Wintour, likes to get her exercise in the morning. Every morning at 5:45, Anna grabs her racquet and heads to the tennis court to practice her serve. Once she’s finished with her hour-long session, she gets showered and primped to start her day at work at Vogue.
American feminist Gloria Steinem prides herself on how well-informed she is about world issues. In fact, that’s how she spends her mornings! Every day, while she’s getting ready in the bathroom, Steinem listens to that day’s headlines. After she’s done getting caught up with current events, she eats some scrambled eggs and visits her favorite deli for her daily chai latte.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Simon Cowell likes to be pampered in the morning. After he hits the dangerous snooze button two times, his housekeeper delivers him a deliciously healthy breakfast. And what’s on the menu for Simon? Typically, he likes to be given a tray with a bowl of oatmeal, a spinach smoothie, and a papaya juice and lime!
Lauren Conrad wakes up around 6 a.m. and says “Good morning, I love you” to her husband, William Tell. Then she drinks a big glass of water. Lauren is adamant about making sure that her teeth are free from bacteria. So every morning, she spends 20 minutes swishing a spoon of coconut oil around her mouth. Oil pulling is known to kill bacteria in the mouth, so Lauren can start her day knowing that her mouth is as fresh as can be.
When Steve Jobs was alive, he would ask himself “If today was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m doing today?” Eventually, Steve was saying “no” way too often, so he made some changes to his lifestyle. When he began focusing on his dreams on a daily basis, he was able to figure out where he wanted his career to go. And it’s obvious that it didn’t take him too long to figure it out.