9 Things Successful Women Do Before 9AM

If you find yourself hitting snooze approximately 10 times before finally rolling out of bed, frantically digging through your closet to find an outfit and then doing your makeup/eating breakfast during your drive to work, your mornings may need an overhaul. After all, your morning routine sets the tone for your entire day. To be more successful at #life, try these tried-and-true tricks. Here, nine things successful women do before 9am.

 

They get moving

This doesn’t necessarily have to be a workout. Even just some light yoga or going for a walk can help you get your blood flowing, reduce stress and boost your mood. (Although, you definitely get bonus points for knocking out a spin class or 5-mile run at the crack of dawn.)

 

Source: @dineandfash

 

They don’t hit snooze

Learn these two words: sleep inertia. Hitting snooze messes with your circadian rhythm, which can cause you to be groggy and disoriented. And this sleep inertia can take two to four hours to shake. That does not a productive morning make, which is why #girlbosses have trained themselves to get up when their alarms go off.

 

Source: @omandthecity

 

They eat breakfast

Breakfast is literally the fuel you need to start your day. Every #girlboss worth her annotated day planner makes the time to eat a healthy meal in the morning—no brain fog for these boss ladies.

 

 

They create a to-do list

The benefits of to-do lists have been well documented. They can help you not only plan your day, but also allow your brain to not be filled with as much clutter, which can drastically reduce your stress.

 

Source: @asiyami_gold

 

They give themselves a pep talk

The power of positive thinking: Successful women know how to hype themselves up in the morning. Starting your day with a pep talk will focus your energy and help you channel your inner Wonder Woman.

READ: 50 Positive Affirmations You Should Tell Yourself

 

They read the news

Girl bosses don’t live in constant fear of their news alerts; they make sure to stay informed about the important issues, and take the time to read through their favorite news sites to stay up to date.

 

 

They hydrate

Girl bosses are never dehydrated. After all, side effects of dehydration include headaches and dizziness—not conducive to being a baller at life. Bonus points if you start your morning off with hot water and lemon.

 

Source: @claire_rene_

 

They take their time

This harkens back to that tip about not hitting snooze. Is there any worse feeling than being rushed out the door in the morning? Calm that frenetic, chaotic energy by making sure you have ample time to get ready in the morning.

 

They do something that brings them joy

Adding one thing into your morning that makes you happy—whether it’s taking the time to read a book while drinking your coffee or even catching up on an episode of television—can make your entire day that much more enjoyable.

 

This post originally appeared June 13, 2018 on The Zoe Report.

  • Yeah…..I’m definitely not going to read/watch the news in the morning. I can imagine – these days – that wouldn’t exactly set the tone for a very positive day. And I don’t eat right away in the morning either – I get really sick if I do. Anyone else?

    I think it’s important to know your body, understand your own sleep needs, and find a morning routine that works for you and your particular schedule. 🙂

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  • Agreed @disqus_L8NZofClyf:disqus – I’m really not sure about this breakfast advice. For one, if I eat breakfast then I end up eating way too much all day. Second, depending on what you read, there’s a philosophy that fasting until lunch is better for you.

    But you’re right – know what works for you and do that!

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  • Maria Tarar

    Great article and sound advice.
    I’m going to try to implement the few that I don’t do yet.
    Loved this.

  • Emily Rock

    It’s a grea article. Really motivated one. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Nell Rochas

    I hope women/girls reading this article realize that they DON’T have to check these things every morning to be successful. You know how people become successful? They pick themselves up and keep pushing, even when they feel like crap, even when they snooze the alarm 100 times because they barely slept through the night, even when they are too rushed to have a healthy breakfast and too overwhelmed with work to “move.” Mornings cannot always involve this perfect checklist so I hope readers don’t beat themselves up because they are not meeting the standards of this article.

  • Nell Rochas

    I hope women/girls reading this article realize that they DON’T have to check these things every morning to be successful. You know how people become successful? They pick themselves up and keep pushing, even when they feel like crap, even when they snooze the alarm 100 times because they barely slept through the night, even when they are too rushed to have a healthy breakfast and too overwhelmed with work to “move.” Mornings cannot always involve this perfect checklist so I hope readers don’t beat themselves up because they are not meeting the standards of this article.

  • Kate Lately

    There’s definitely a lot I could do better at. However, I’ve got a good start on this list – just need to drink more water and make sure I keep moving! …the snooze button just looks so great in the early morning 🙂

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    • Brittney Murray

      The snooze button has been a love hate relationship lately! omg lol

  • Brittney Murray

    Wow, sleep inertia is something new! Glad you brought that to my attention because I have been in the habit of hitting the snooze button in the morning as well.

  • Brit Matheson

    Good advice! Definitely changing up my morning routine.

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  • Great tips. I struggle with not hitting the snooze every day although I know how important it is to get up straight away for both my body and mind. This article motivates my inner #girlboss to try harder.

  • Madison Grace

    “they eat breakfast.” okay but this is so true because often I don’t prioritize it and then am looking in my hand bag for snacks at 11am! not a good habit! so yes, helpful tip.

    mads xx

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  • Can we all stop saying “Girl Boss?”