Rise and Shine: How to Make Your Mornings Brighter


I was glad to see all of the positive feedback on my Tuesday Ten about sleep remedies post a few weeks ago. When I was reading through the comments, I noticed that one LaurenConrad.com member Jordan Estep said that it’s not getting to bed that’s hard but the waking up in the mornings that’s the real challenge. This sparked an idea for a blog post. Jordan, I feel your pain.

Crawling out of your comfy bed early in the morning is no easy task. However, I have found that there are a few ways to make mornings brighter and easier to tackle—and I even made a timeline to show you how I do it! Just remember that your schedule might be slightly different than the one below (which is geared for my 9-5 ladies out there). If this timeline works for you, stick to it. If not, adjust it so that it fits your schedule. Let’s start with the night before…

10:00 p.m. – Bedtime.
Avoid watching TV, surfing the Internet, or eating a big meal too late at night. If you don’t give your body and mind enough time to shut down before getting into bed, chances are time will tick away without you even noticing it. Don’t find yourself awake past your bedtime—it will prevent you from feeling rested in the morning. I try to go to bed by 10 p.m. because I like to wake up and log in an early morning workout. Aim for getting 6-8 hours of sleep a night.

10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. – Sleep.
Just like I mentioned in my sleep remedies post, a quiet, dark, peaceful environment ideal for getting a good night’s rest. Also, make sure you set an alarm clock before you fall asleep. It will mentally prepare you for the morning and make your brain aware of the time it is supposed to wake up. I recommend setting it about 15 minutes before you actually have to get up and out of bed. That way, you can start waking up without feeling rushed or frazzled.

6:00 a.m. – Rise and shine.
The first thing I like to do in the morning is get up, open the windows and start my coffee maker. The smell of brewing coffee instantly wakes up my senses, and the morning light kick-starts my brain into wake up mode.

6:05 a.m. – Make your bed.
Making your bed soon after you wake up makes it harder to crawl back under the covers later—no matter how tired you are. It also sends messages to your brain that you are waking up and starting your day.

6:15 a.m. – Wash up.
After I make my bed, I wash my face, brush my teeth, and comb my hair. Whatever your morning routine is, start it now! There are few things better than waking up to a cold sensation of splashing water on your face mixed with the minty fresh taste of toothpaste.

6:35 a.m. – Exercise.
Some people like to log in their workout after they leave the office. But I think it is one of the best ways you can start your day. When I work out in the a.m., I always leave the gym feeling energized and refreshed. Plus, breakfast tastes so much better when you know you’ve worked for it. Go for a brisk run outside (the fresh air will wake you up) or try a spin class. I wouldn’t recommend a slower-paced exercise, like gentle yoga, in the mornings. You might find yourself snoozing off during shavasana. I set aside about 45 minutes for my morning workout because I like taking my time and not rushing through it. If your favorite workout is longer or shorter, adjust this allotted time slot as needed.

7:20 a.m. – Stretch it out.
While I don’t recommend a gentle yoga class in the early morning hours, I do recommend doing a few minutes of stretching to improve your flexibility and warm up your muscles for the day to come. Try some of these stretches after your morning sweat sesh.

7:30 a.m. – Shower.
Everyone knows how much a morning shower can help wake you up, put you in a good mood, and leave you feeling fresh (and smelling clean!). Make your morning better by lathering up for a good 15 minutes.

7:45 a.m. – Turn the tunes and fuel up.
Playing tunes that are upbeat in the morning is almost guaranteed to make your mood upbeat too. And make sure you do not skip the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy breakfast is a crucial way to stay fit, slim down, and manage your energy levels through the day. I like to whip up some overnight oats, a veggie omelet, or a green smoothie to get my day going. Check out these Busy Girl Breakfast ideas for more recipes.

8:05 a.m. – Get ready.
Do your hair, put on your makeup, and get dressed. I like to think about what I’m going to wear the night before in order to avoid several outfit changes (and a messy bedroom as well). If your hair is high maintenance and you know it takes a while to tame, try to nail down a routine that simplifies your primp time. Click here for a few tips for getting ready in 10 minutes or less.

8:45 a.m. – Hit the road!
It doesn’t take me too long to get to the LC HQ in the morning, so I set aside 15 minutes for my drive. If you have a longer commute, you can adjust your morning routine as needed. Either way, by the time you get into the office, think about all the things you’ve accomplished before 9 a.m.! That alone should wake you up and get you motivated for the day to come.

This is the routine I stick to, and I hope it can help you find your own morning ritual that works for you. Once you find your perfect morning routine, stick to it. Staying consistent will make your mornings easier and help you to have a schedule each day. One of the best parts about having a stress-free morning is that it sets the tone for the entire rest of your day. If you’re happy and relaxed before 9 a.m., chances are you will stay in that mood for the rest of the day!

What is your morning ritual like?

And have you discovered any tricks that make it easier to get out of bed?

Let me know in the comments below.

Team LC

P.S. If you liked this post, you will love these too:
Tuesday Ten: Sleep Remedies for Your Best Beauty Sleep Ever
Good Eats: 3 Busy Girl Breakfasts
Fit Tip: What to Eat Before & After a Workout
Slim Tip: Why Break the Fast?

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  • Ashley

    This is awfully impressive, so much done before 9 am!! Thank you for sharing your daily routine with us. I have a few questions though: Is coffee the only thing you consume before you workout? And what is your weekend routine like; isn’t it hard to stay up late on the Friday and Saturday when you’re so used to going to bed early?

    My routine is much more laid back. I’m a teacher and not working right now so I usually start my day around 8-8:30 (I like the app Sleep Cycle because it wakes you up gradually) with a glass of water, a cup of coffee and this blog. Then I eat some healthy breakfast and read or blog while I wait for that to digest before I work out, shower and go about all I wish to accomplish that day. When school starts back up this will look more like your above schedule though.


  • Sophia

    This post was genius! Thank you!

  • jiturka

    That is an awful lot of time spent doing “”morning”” activities. And I thought, that it takes me exceptionally long to get out of the house in the mornings, but doing all this… I would have to wake up at 4 a.m.

    Usually I get up around 6:15 and am out of the house 7:15.
    Cleaning teeth & shower. Glass of water. Make my bed, dress, do makeup and hair. Grab some fruits and out I go :-) I have breakfast at work (joghurt, oats and the fruit I brought or bought along the way).
    If I get up earlier (max those 15mins, everything that is earlier than 6 a.m. is too early), I sometimes have time to do a few “”greetings to the sun””…

  • Dana Ivy

    If I had to be at work at 9, this is exactly the routine I would follow too! But I’m usually there around 7:30 and that hour and half makes a big difference!! Need the sleep!

    Dana Ivy
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  • Jessie

    Love this morning schedule!! Something that saves me time in the morning is to prepare my lunch before bed (which is usually a salad) that way I don’t waste 10 minutes in the morning doing so. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough time to workout in the morning, I leave my house by 7 to get to work by 8 so I save my workout for hot yoga at the end of my day which is still a great workout, gets me in the mindset for bedtime, and gives me something to look forward to during the day. Also, knowing that I’m going to hot yoga later on, I choose healthy and lightweight food to eat during the day so I don’t feel sluggish and heavy while sweating and stretching..that’s gotta be the worst!

  • Katelin Absher

    I am not a morning person, so what gets me awake is coffee or my daily caffeine intake, splashing water on my face and I usually lay my outfit out the night before so I am not scrambling in the morning for a cute outfit!! Great tips!!


  • Kelly Lynne

    Some days I have to be at work by 7:30…not really doable for me. I try but getting up at 4:00 is very difficult.

  • jgunter0411

    I love this morning schedule, but I have to admit, I don’t end up having the “”get ready”” period. get ready is brush my hair and throw on some mascara a lot of times. I have to get my dogs to doggy daycare, and get lunches made for me and my fiancee. Plus there’s the whole making breakfast thing.

  • Mariella

    the truth is that I love sleep and try to do it during the weekend. But in the week I work and I need to get up early. So the night before I leave my ipod ready with a song that can get me out of bed in a good mood. And while I do all my morning routine I danced to the beat of a good song 😉

  • Coraline Girard

    She mentionned a healthy breakfast but you can eat junk and not do sport, feel free to do whatever you want. If she wants (and other people) be healthy, let her eat veggies and oats !

  • Dani marie

    My morning routine is a little more complex with a little one. My bedtime is 10pm but my morning usually starts at 5am. I get up, exercise, shower, take my husband to work (only one vehicle at the moment), go back home, eat breakfast, get the baby ready for preschool, then get myself ready and Im out the door by 7:10am. (8-5pm work schedule) I wish I could simplify it more but it works and as the baby gets older, the routine will change and hopefully get easier :) lol ah the life of a mother.

  • Dani marie

    No one said anything about feeling “”guilty”” about what we eat. Its all a choice and an opinion, which most blogs are. If you’re so tired about reading “”things like this”” maybe you should stop and switch to something more your “”taste””.

  • Kate Noto

    My morning ritual is:

    1) Using the bathroom
    2) Wash my face
    3) Eat
    4) Call my mom
    5) Read my book

  • Sonia so

    Best post ever.

  • LaurenConrad.com

    Hi ladies! I think all we are trying to say here is that a healthy meal always tastes great when you’ve worked up your appetite for it :-) Breakfast is definitely an important meal so make sure you enjoy it no matter what!

  • LaurenConrad.com

    We feel you! Sometimes the “”get ready”” period might just be doing what you have to do to get out the door in time :-)

  • Alena

    I’m not sure about most people but my work day starts at 7:30am. Not 9am.

  • Alena

    I’m not sure about most people but my work day starts at 7:30am. Not 9am. I also think the majority of people DO NOT have a 15 minute commute. @_@ This is not the morning routine for the average work woman.

  • Princess Kate

    LOVE THIS! Only problem is, I have to be out the door by 7:30… Any suggestions for those who don’t have as much time in the morning but would love to get into a better routine??

  • Samantha Ayubi

    Go to bed earlier, Wake up earlier?

  • Samantha Ayubi

    It wasnt meant for the average work woman. She’s letting you know Her morning routine.

    “”I even made a timeline to show you how I do it! Just remember that your schedule might be slightly different than the one below (which is geared for my 9-5 ladies out there). If this timeline works for you, stick to it. If not, adjust it so that it fits your schedule.””

  • Emma

    I’m in university but my summer job is 9-5. If only I had the willpower to get myself up at 6am… My friends always manage to convince me to stay out way past 10pm and I need the extra Zzz! Oh well, it’s fun! :)

  • Linn

    yes indeed, I love to work out in the morning before going to work.. but I have to be out the door between 7-7.15… any tips, they are more than welcome :)

  • Julie Verax

    I’m with you on this one. I’m a teacher and need to leave my house between 6:30-6:40 am. The biggest help I’ve found is to do as much the night before as possible. I pack my fiance and I’s lunches and decide what we’ll have for breakfast and get it ready (cereal in a bowl, just add milk in the am–smoothie, have everything already measured out in bags so all you have to do is dump, no measuring in the morning). I also take my shower and wash my hair so all i have to do is fix it in the morning and pick out my clothes. Sometimes I even have a “”back-up outfit”” so that if I put on my chosen clothes and just don’t feel right (we all know how that is) I don’t have to spend time looking. By doing all this the night before I set my alarm for 5:45, get out of bed at 6, and am out the door by 6:40. I hope this was helpful!

  • Julie Verax

    I make my fiance and I’s lunches the night before, and out get our breakfasts ready so that I don’t have to do either before hand. We love a homemade breakfast sandwich..english muffin, laughing cow cheese, canadian bacon. Put it all together the night before and just pop it in the toaster oven in the morning while you are pouring your coffee or putting the ice pack in your lunch.

  • Shanna Waldrop

    Thanks for sharing the app! I’m going to check it out.

  • Mariela ba

    such great tips as usual 😀 this one made my day

  • Namaste Cassie

    If the night before work my boyfriend and I decide to wake up just 15-20 minutes earlier than usual, we have time to enjoy coffee and the news together. It puts me in a great mood for the entire day! If you wake up earlier in order to do something you enjoy, it makes getting up all that much easier.

  • Nada El ayadi

    Great article !

    It’s hard sometimes to find the motivation to nail down and to be stick to one schedule .. But it’s all about motivation right ? :)

    Keep going !
    A fan from Morocco 😉

  • Liz

    This may sound really silly but with the Hills playing on MTV in the mornings now actually make it easier to get up! I love the show and I get ready for the day with it on in the background. When my alarm goes off it is easy to get up knowing I can tune in to my favorite TV show!

  • Jessica Bevelheimer

    Lauren Conrad’s Summer Barbecue station on Songza is the perfect station to get you pumped up in the morning!

    Thanks for the tips, Allison!

  • Deanne Castro

    My morning ritual is listening to a local morning show.

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  • These Peach Roses

    Me too!

  • These Peach Roses

    I’m going to try out the app tonight!

  • Sarah

    This sounds a lot like me! Working out really gets me going in the mornings, although I like to eat breakfast right after I wake up instead of after exercising – it usually goes: wake up, breakfast while watching the Daily Show (love) then working out, shower, makeup, out the door. (Oh, and making my bed DEFINITELY prevents getting back into it!) haha

  • WhitneyB

    If only my office thought the day started 9:00…sigh…

    Love your tips, very helpful. I’ve also found that setting my alarm on my iPhone to ring as one of my favorite workout songs gets me in the mood to move! And soooo much less irritating than that annoying buzzer.

  • Renuka

    this is a great morning schedule! I don’t like feeling rushed, so I particularly like that you allot the time to get it all done!


  • Theresa Robertson

    I prepare my coffee the night before and set the timer for 15 minutes before I have to get up. My cup of joe is the one thing I will drag myself out of bed for!

  • pliess

    Seriously your motivation is inspirational!! I wish I could do the 6 a.m. thing to workout. I’m an 11-7 girl and although it seems like my morning starts later I still feel like I hardly have the time in the morning to get anything done!!! I blame my bed…really it is too comfortable for my own good! But one thing that really does help me is my radio alarm. I wake up to some great country music in the mornings that helps get me going!!

    Thanks for this tips LC!!

  • Cm4038

    This sounds like such a wonderful morning, but impossible for those of us who have to be at work early. I have to be in the car by 6:15 every morning. Any suggestions for dragging my butt out of bed at 5am?! I’d kill to exercise in the morning, but I just can get up at 4am since it’s pretty much impossible for me to go to bed before 10pm.

  • Ashley at Sincerely Miss Ash

    This is a great morning schedule. Mine is all over the place and is different all the time {sigh}. Some day’s I get up 8am and others I get up at 7am or earlier.


  • Sarah @ Sequin Doll

    Like others have said — it would be so nice to fit all this in each morning but it’s so hard when you have to be to work early! I would kill for the ability to get in the office at 9 am :)


  • Ajonaay stilinski

    Well I think I just made an adjustments to my morning routine. 😉 Thanks LC

  • Tarynneaton

    I usually start right away by making my bed then hopping in the shower. After that, I always, always, always get breakfast, then get my cup of coffee to drink while I put my makeup on, blow dry my hair, brush my teeth and get dressed (which includes accesories, deoderant, purfume, etc) and grab my stuff and I’m out the door by 7 am.

  • Candace Lembi

    I love the advise. Getting up and moving is harder to me. Thank you!!!

  • Ellie

    My bed is SO hard to get out of in the morning! It just feels so good to lay around all day. But unfortunately that isn’t very ideal. I have my favorite music for my alarm which I find much less annoying than a loud alarm clock. I also burn a candle right when I wake up so that my room smells yummy! It just helps me waken up and it puts me in a better mood. My favorite it Leaves from Bath and Body Works, mostly because I LOVE the fall! I also turn on MTV since The Hills has been on recently (:

  • glowblue

    Do you have any advice for those of us that have to leave for work by 5-6 am vs. 8-9 am? Thanks!

  • Sanaa Ben

    Amazing routine! I’m going to try this one out… Thanks for the advise

  • Stoue

    I really like to sleep. Therefore, my morning routine is very minimal : I wake-up at 8:00. I take 5 minutes to get dressed, 5 minutes to do my hair and 5 minutes to prepare a breakfast to eat during my bus ride to work. Voil

  • Lauren Kartus

    Coffee always helps me get up in the morning!

    I have a hard time fitting my workout in in the AM (although this would be ideal). When I commit to working out in the morning, my motivation only lasts a couple of weeks and then I give up! Then a couple months later, I pick it back up again! Haha

    The problem is, usually by the time I get home I am too exhausted to work out. Committing to getting it done first thing is great. I think writing out a schedule like this one would be really helpful!

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    This is a good, solid morning routine! I think I’ve finally gotten a good one down as well. I finally have my finalized class schedule for this semester and I start everyday at 10, so I can still keep up my summer routine!


  • Rachel

    Love these tips!!


  • Jamie Cain

    I like to do kickboxing in the morning. It wakes you up and gives you an instant energy burst. Plus, you can get your frustrations out and be happier through the rest of your day.


    I usually get up at 8am.no exercise and shower at morning.

  • Stacie

    Dude, I didn’t know there were people who really worked 9-5… it’s like a pipe dream.

    My office is 7-4. To make your schedule work for me, I’d have to be up at 4 – that means bed by 8pm. Not happening.

  • Megan carter Friant

    I will definitely be referring back to this once I start college in a few short weeks! This actually makes me WANT to get up before my 8am’s

  • Kristen White

    My morning schedule can be hectic…I go to a cross fit class at 6 am which makes me have to get up at 5am (at latest) shower and get ready – put together my lunch and make a breakfast shake and my coffee for after the gym. I start work at 7:30 so I go from the gym to work and freshen up there. Work until 4:30 then I’m home….
    Getting up st 5 am is so hard it’s always a struggle for me … This 9-5 sounds really really nice- I would love to take my time but there is no way I could get up at 4 am I would have to go to bed at 7 or 8 :)

  • EvaB

    I can only agree with some comments below. Have to work from 7-5 plus a half an hour car ride which means I have to leave home at about 6:25 am. Would love to get some tips to still look fresh in the morning without having to go to bed at 9 pm.

  • Annette Falt

    I find this inspiring! I am such a lazy girl in the mornings. I can start work between 8 and 10am so this would be perfect for my timetable. Really gotta train myself to get up an go!!!

  • Ana Sofia

    This is a inspiring schedule. At night I usually don’t want go to sleep but in the morning I became lazy.


  • Alissia DTN

    Love this post so much! The tip of making your bed is such a good one x


  • Katy @ All sorts of pretty

    You know what’s goood for that afternoon slump in the summer? Iced coffee! I make my own to save lots of $$$ and it’s super easy. Here’s how: http://allsortsofpretty.com/how-to-make-cold-brew-coffee/

  • These Peach Roses

    Hi Allison! After reading this yesterday, I tried to incorporate some of your advise this morning. Totally worked! I woke up 20 minutes earlier, brushed my teeth, and went for a run outside. Then all the usual stuff: shower, hair, clothes, makeup, lunch. My morning run even motivated me to eat a healthy breakfast so I packed lots of fruit and picked up a yogurt on my way to work.

    I am even looking forward to our twice-daily stair climb at work! A few of my coworkers and I go down and up 14 flights of stairs in the morning and again in the afternoon.

    I feel great and so proud of myself for starting off my day so well. This means so much to me since I’m not one to work out or eat well. Thanks so much for this post! I hope to permanently implement it into my daily morning routine :)

  • Allison Marie

    I totally agree with the AM workout. I’ve started working out in the AM this summer and I’m blown away by how awake and energized I feel leaving my workout!! Fight through the agony of getting out of bed to get to the gym…totally worth it!!!

  • Baura

    I love this article! But I feel like with my morning schedule, it might not be easy to incorporate all these steps. For example, I like to workout at the gym (which is about 10-15 min from my house). And on days I work or go to school, it takes me no less than 45min-1hr to commute. How can I make my schedule so that I can get a workout, a hearty breakfast and still get to work/school on time?!


    • Michaela

      Hi! Do you still use this account? Did you find a schedule that works for your situation yet? I commute an hour away five days a week to school, and my school has a gym. Therefore, both are an hour away. I can share my schedule with you for you to try if you still need or want it! It’s crazy, but it works.

      • kim

        I would recommend just getting going right away. I find myself sitting for awhile in the AM which slows me down, but I love to read blogs in the AM. I am slowly limiting myself, I am down to 15min of reading because although I enjoy it I rather spend the morning time walking my dog or exercising.

  • Taanjaa

    I love this plan how everything seems to fit suddenly, if you can get up at 6 am 😉


  • Liz Herrmann

    I have an uplight with a low watt bulb in the corner of my room and it’s set with a light timer to turn on a few minutes before my alarm. It fills the room with warm subtle light, so even on dark winter mornings or after daylight savings, I have tricked my body into thinking it’s a sunny day!

  • DJ

    This is such an inspiring article. I am fortunate to be self employed so I don’t have to deal with a commute everyday unless I go to my office but I always do an hour of exercise before starting work. I agree, doing something more intense wakes you up and prepares your body for that hard earned breakfast. Other than that our schedules are very similar except I wake up at 7 instead of 6 haha.


  • Hailey G

    Love these tips!

    Hailey from http://adayinthelife96.blogspot.com/

  • Rachelway23

    I am one of those people that hate morning, get up at the last second and never exersize! When I saw this I decided that I would try it out and even though today is my first day, Im already seeing a difference in my mood and really think I could make this a morning routine!

  • Lena Ameri

    This is an awesome post! Thanks for writing it Allison! You made a lot of really good points! No matter how tired you are in the morning, the best way to wake up is to trick your brain into being ready for the day. Making your bed, starting to get ready, opening the windows..those are all great tips. I also like to set my coffee maker on a timer so I wake up to the yummy smell of coffee and leave my blinds open overnight so I wake up to the early morning light.

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  • Caitlin Loder

    Here’s mine!
    6:20-6:30 – alarm goes off! I check my phone, brush my teeth, wash my face
    6:30-7:00 – I watch 30 minutes of tv while I eat breakfast and check email
    7:00-7:40 – Get dressed and ready for the day!

    Making breakfast ahead of time and reheating it is so helpful. I can make something fancy like pancakes or a skillet of potatoes on Sunday and then reheat it for breakfast all week.

  • Valerie Lynn

    Love this post!!! Thanks, Allison! :)

  • Tilson Hackley

    This is almost the exact same morning routine I followed last semester every morning before my classes started for the day! The changes I saw in my energy level from waking up earlier, getting in a morning sweat sessions, and taking time for myself in the mornings were phenomenal! My friends would make fun of me for going to bed so early and call me a grandma, but hey, at least I wasn’t feeling sleep deprived like most of them!

  • Maggie

    Working in retail (Barnes and Noble), its hard to maintain a morning schedule. I typically get up around 6 to stretch, run, eat breakfast, check email and social sites, shower, get ready, and either go to work or something else physically or mentally active. It could be cleaning, reading, writing, cross stitching (actually very good for keeping the brain going), or going on a photo adventure. :) Thanks Allison for the post!

  • Katy Allaire

    These are some great tips! I can’t wait to try them out once I start my new job.


  • Amanda McKinney

    I’m the type to stay up until 2 am, sleep until 10 am and see my first client around noon… but that’s just me :) I’m def going to incorporate some of this and see how it feels for me in the future.

    either way this little exercise is what I do every day to increase my happiness, add to my successes, and create more of what I want in life.

    I promise it works! http://amandafrances.com/loveyoumore

  • Eira

    I have to hit the road 7.15 to get to school. But I don’t want to wake up 4.30. What should i skip?

  • Megan

    I recommend setting your alarm to an upbeat song to wake up to

    • Anu

      Doing so makes that upbeat song your “hatest” song.. so let your alarm always be a default alarm tune of which your phone has 😀 😀

  • Zoe

    That is a really good schedule. :)

  • Joey

    Haha, this will so work!on sundays and saterdays im hoing to wake up later 😉

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  • Abigail22

    I love this and this I how my dream morning would look like (getting an early morning workout and breakfast), but being that I have to be on the road by 7:10 makes it a bit harder. I definitely want to try this out though.

  • http://thefourthreads.com/ Veronica Arrieta

    I totally needed this! I’m in the process of figuring out my morning routine as we speak! I love my sleep, so making sure I’m in bed by 10pm and up by 6am for a workout is a must for me to be productive, organized ready to tackle the day. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Amy Rose

    This article is so perfect! I feel that if you do a little more than splashing water on your face, i.e. using skincare products, can help wake up and freshen your skin even more.
    I love skincare- it fascinates me. I love writing about it, but I have only got round to writing one article on it so far.
    I would love some feedback from anyone because I need to know how to branch out more.
    Thank you x

  • Barbie Ann

    I have been looking for a good morning schedule to start my morning. I think this will do. Its easy and simple. Hopefully now I can get a good sleep.

  • Michaela

    I used to wake up feeling drowsy no matter how early I went to bed until I realised that I get very dehydrated throughout the night! So now, I keep a full water bottle next to my bed and take a big drink as soon as I’ve sat up in bed. It really helps to make me feel instantly energised and less drowsy.

  • AC

    What if your a teenager? I wake up at 6 AM every morning and my bus comes to pick me up by 6:51 on the dot. I want to maintain a healthy life style, but am finding it incredibly difficult. Most days I don’t even have time for a nice sit down breakfast. I haven’t had breakfast on a school day in 2 yrs!! (I am a sophomore btw). Please help!!!

    • Ashley Brown

      ok number one, whatever you do, make sure you have breakfast!! even if its just yogurt or a piece of fruit, its way better than starving yourself until lunch. Skipping breakfast actually makes you gain weight, because your body wants to binge itself on food the rest of the day. so whatever your routine is, make sure you eat!

  • http://browneyed-fox.com teddygirl

    I think this schedule is great IF you have to be at work at 9. If that’s 8… Good luck. Workout in the morning if you have unruly hair like mine…. would be a disaster on toast. LOL but it’s a start. I like the coffee maker starting right away. It’s the best.

  • Ashley

    This article was so helpful! I have always been a morning person, I love coffee :), but it isn’t always easy! This has inspired me to try some of these tips! Check out my blog: http://www.coffeebythehudson.com! I am always posting healthy and stylish tips!

  • Elise

    My morning coffee MUST be brewing as I do my quick morning routine workouts so it’s ready for me the moment I step off the treadmill. Loved this post!


  • Yasmin Green

    oh but wouldn’t it be great to start work as late as 9am!


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