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Do Tell: What Does Your Morning Routine Look Like?

Last week I asked you all about your weekly rituals, either with your friends or alone. But this morning, as I was doing the same thing I do every morning, I got to thinking about daily routines. Without even realizing it, I seem to have a formula in place for everything from the way I shampoo to which foot I put my shoe on first! I know that I'm a creature of habit, but even you're not, do you have a morning routine, too? If so, tell us about it!


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cholalola16 cholalola16 8 years
I wake up around 5:30ish. Eat a banana and work out for about 3omin. Drink a glass of water. Go to the kitchen and make a fruit smoothie, consisting of fruit, protein powder ice and some fro-yo. Then i take a bath for an hour and drink my smoothie and watch the news or g4tv. Then i get out, get dressed, wash my face, moisturize, and do my hair(it's short and curly, no worries). Drink 2 glasses of water. Make lunch. Pet the cat And I'm at work/ school (it depends) by 8.
Squeaks26 Squeaks26 8 years
Night before, pick out outfit so I don't have to stand in my closet for 10 minutes deciding what to wear to work. Wake up at 6:10. Use the bathroom, shower, brush my teeth, dry my hair. Get dressed, pick out jewelry for my attempt to look like a girl. Spray a perfume depending on the color of my outfit. Grab water bottle and head to work. Get to work around 7:00. Finish up with light makeup and lotion. Fill up 32 oz. water bottle and add flavor packet. Check emails and zone out for the next 8 hours.
lolany lolany 8 years
Get up at 6am, :) brush my hair, wash my face the first time, put on moisturizer. Wake up hubby, make breakfast and make lattes. Put on clothes and get gym bag ready. Brush teeth. Drive my hubby to work, on the way back I drive to gym, change and work out - it's 8 am now. Work out for an hour or hour and a half. Then drive home, and take a shower: wash my hair, then wash my face (in the shower), then condition my hair, wash my body, shave, rinse out conditioner. Towel dry, put hair in towel, moisturize my body and my face. Put on undies, do my makeup: foundation a bit of powder, eye makeup etc. Get dressed. Check email (I work from home with a 6 hour time delay to my actual workplace), do a bit of work from the night before. It's usually 10:30am my time now. Dry my hair, style it. Then I do errands etc, catch up on news, blogs. Sometimes I meet some friends for lunch, otherwise, clean house and stuff. At 3pm my time my actual workday starts, but because I did stuff in the morning already I am in good shape. It's a pretty relaxed routine in that sense, but that's only do to the 6 hour relay in terms of where I live now and where I work.
loyrinha88 loyrinha88 8 years
I don't have a fixed timetable because I'm a student but usually I wake up 30 minutes before my schedule. It's the perfect time for everything. I turn on the TV to watch the news and the weather, go to the bathroom, brush my teeth and wash my face. I get dressed because I usually choose them the night before. Sometimes eat sth because i don't like to eat the morning and that's it :)i'm ready to go to college, since i live really nearby.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Forgot to add between "breakfast" and "turning on laptop" that I make a cup of either green or white tea; sometimes I bother to squeeze a lemon into the tea (depending on how lazy I am.)
Weirdo-At-Large Weirdo-At-Large 8 years
depends, if its summer @ mi moms: wake p with her, put on her coffee, put out cat, wash cats dishes and re-fill, feed fish, check on hammys, make mom toast, put toast and coffee in living room, turn TV to canada AM .... mom leaves for work, bring in cat, crash on sofa for a few hours on schooldays its wake up at 5:30 sower, shave, TV, prepare breakfast/lunch, eat (while TV) get stuff ready,check on hamsters, blow-dry and straightn hair, contacts, make-up, bring in cat, feed fish, out the door!! yeah, its weird but its mine, some morings i cant be bohered with my routine so i just take a quick shower (orjust skip it entirely, cuz i shower @ night too anyways) put cat out, check on hammys,grab toothbrush, 1/2 cup of water, mouthwash toothpaste, eysehadow, food, and movie... sit on couch, watch movie, eat, put on eyeshadow.... when movies over (like 7 AM) pack lunch, bring in cat, feed fish, gather stuff and head out =]
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
- Shut the snooze button on my alarm (9am) repeat 2x's :zzz: - Go brush my teeth, shower and wash my face - Decide on either styling my hair or air dry it - Get dressed - Throw on some concealer, lip gloss and mascara - Have breakfast (Van's waffle, my 2tbl spoons of vitamins, water and a piece of fruit. - Turn on my laptop and study. That's it.
cjmara805 cjmara805 8 years
Brush teeth, wash face, do hair, makeup, start the hot water for coffee, go pee, put clothes on, pour the hot water into the French press, make breakfast, then set everything on the table, push down the French press, and do some internet activities while eating and having my coffee. EXACT same routine every single day. I'm so boring :P
rocketgirl rocketgirl 8 years
30 minutes to drink milk or diet DP and wake up/check email/read blogs 10 minutes to put in contacts/fix hair 10 minutes for makeup 10 minutes to get dressed/accessorize/finish hair Out the door!
kendallina kendallina 8 years
I wish I had more time in the morning to relax, but I just can't wake up early enough (peel myself out of bed) to do things like watch the news, check my e-mail, sit down and eat breakfast, exercise, etc. I usually get out of bed between 8:00-8:15, then hop in the shower, pluck my eyebrows, put my contacts in, iron clothes, do hair, brush teeth, put makeup on, get dressed, and find my shoes (I can never find my shoes!). I usually grab an energy drink or diet soda and a nutrition bar on my way out the door around 8:30 to get to work by 9:00. I am going to have to make a major changes in my routine because I will be starting back at school full-time (including a lecture before work - MWF from 8:00-8:50) and working full-time (9:00-5:00). I know that part of my change will have to be getting things organized the night before and going to sleep at a decent time, which is something I have a hard time doing.
seraphimm seraphimm 8 years
This was so incredibly fun to read!! :D I feel like such a slacker compared to everyone else... I wake up at 10am!! Well only because my summer class schedule is in the PM? -10:30-11:30 Bf calls me every morning to wake me up :) Talk on the phone with him for an hour -11:30-11:50 shower (wash face, brush teeth IN the shower. Seems like I'm the only one that does this?!) -11:50-12:00 apply toner, moisturizer, sunscreen. I don't wear make up. pluck eyebrows, calm down hair frizz :OY: put on whatever is clean and fit for the weather -12:00-12:10 slip on flip flops and rush to class! Yep.. I live pretty much like a surfer boy in Cali :DUDE:
Asia84 Asia84 8 years
The time I wake up varies depending on what's going on. Sometimes it's 4:30am if there are deadlines looming. Every now and then I get lucky and get to wake up at 7:45am! Yay. But anywhere in between those two times. -grab my contact lens case from my night stand and head to the bathroom -Brush my teeth. -Wash face (Listerine while scrubbing) -rub all dead skin from lips -take care of any potential black/white heads with esthetician tools -if I didn't take a bath the night before (which I prefer) then I shower. Come out. Dry off. -Grab lens case and head back to bedroom. -witch hazel on my face. homemade lip balm on my lips -make bed -moisturize body -undergarments go on -check emails (if things are crazy at work, i check this as soon as a iwake up) -quick scan news online (make sure no one is dead, or it's raining men). -go into closet (i usually have my outfit picked out in my mind the night before). lay it out on bed. put clothes on -back to bathroom -depending on how i want to wear my hair, i do it first. -if i'm not putting any heat in it, i do my make up >foundation or powder (depending on what's happening and what look i'm going for) Foundation gives a better finish. >eyeshadow, liner, mascara, little blush -back to bedroom -purse change or i check to make sure i have everything. -put shoes on -put lap top on hibernate -grab other lap top -make sure windows and other doors are locked -walk out door. -throw everything in car -pray (yes, i do it everytime i get in the car for the day) -hit traffic
melaniestylereflection melaniestylereflection 8 years
Hmmm...ok. I wake up @ 6:30 am and jump in the shower. I wash my hair, wash my body, shave my legs, condition my hair and rinse! I then brush my teeth and wash my face (cleanser/toner and moisturize). Get my clothes on, I iron if I need to. Try drying my hair which takes a lifetime (20 min). Then let my hair finish air drying out (I have super straight hair by the way) while I put on my make up which is bareminerals, eyeshadow, mascara, and eyeliner. Make sure my hair is done & good to go. Done by 7:30. Grab some coffee and a cereal bar and I'm out the door by 7:35 am. I want to be able to have a good breakfast by I just cannot manage to get up earlier.
EJean EJean 8 years
According to a piece called THE EUREKA HUNT in last week's New Yorker, the best time to get new ideas is immediately upon awakening. New, crazy ideas occur because parts of the brain are still asleep and major ALPHA waves are happening. Grab 'em while you're Alpha-ing!
designerel designerel 8 years
i set my alarm 10 minutes before i'd like to get up, but i usually end up sleeping in 20 minutes after that. brush my teeth, wash my face, put in my contacts, shower if i didn't shower already the night before, do my makeup (eyeshadow, liner, mascara, foundation, concealer, lips), fix my hair, get dressed, grab something to eat in the car on the way and drive to work.
AmandaKrups AmandaKrups 8 years
Ugh, I am SO not a morning person. It takes me three hours to get ready. I set my alarms to start going off at 6 AM (four of them...and I used to have six until I got married and decided I didn't want to bother my husband THAT much). They go off every five minutes until I finally pull myself out of bed around 7 AM. Wash my face, pluck my eyebrows, eat breakfast, wash the dishes, make my lunch, do my makeup and hair (I shower at night), pick out clothes, get dressed, walk to the bus stop. The problem is that I waste a lot of time watching TV or going online, instead of just doing what I need to do and leaving. Plus, I really should make my lunch and pluck my eyebrows the night before, but I don't. And I take forever doing my makeup. I hate that it takes me so long to get ready, but I can't change...I've tried. I usually end up leaving for work around the time I should actually be there, but luckily my bosses are great and know that I work later and through lunch to make up the time.
zabrow zabrow 8 years
my morning routine varies. on MWF, when i go to the gym, i wake up at 4am, gym until 530, then come home, shower, wash my hair, put it up in a towel to dry for a little bit while i drink my coffee, eat cereal & check email, then i dry & straighten hair. put on my make up. pick out what to wear. get lunch together. feed my fish. out the door by 7:10. without the gym, on tues/thurs, i don't wash my hair. just wake up at 6:15, shower, check email while i eat cereal & drink coffee, pick out what to wear, make lunch, feed the fish & still out the door by 7:10.
violinladyfreak violinladyfreak 8 years
I am a mess in the mornnig, wake up 30 minutes before I have to leave, get dressed, grab whatever from the fridge and get out the door. I'm a much tidier night person, shower, apply a series of creams and lotions and everything.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
It depends what shift pattern I am working. If I am on lates (2:30pm til 10pm) then I won't move out of bed til about 10am. :D If I am on EARLIES (7am - 2:30pm) then the alarm will go off at 5am. I'll go to the bathroom, brush teeth, let boyfriend use bathroom for shower, comb and straighten my hair, makeup. This takes me to 5:30am and then I have 20 minutes to eat my cereal before leaving the house at 5:50am and cycling the 8 miles (hour) to work. :) Then I have the morning routine of 14 other people to sort out! Showering, toileting, changing pads, dressing 14 old folks. ;p Then feeding them breakfast. Then washing it up. Then collapsing for my break at 10am.
lilylovesleo lilylovesleo 8 years
I wake up late everyday at 6:30 am. I jump in the shower, blow dry my hair and listen to the news as I stand in front of my closet trying to figure out what I'm going to wear to work. Go into the kitchen and prepare my coffee to go. Because I wake up late, I never have time to do my make up at home so I do it at work.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Wake up @ 6:30 am Wake up Kitten who will follow me around the entore morning. Go to the bathroom. Do my hair (I wash it the night before), wash my face with cold cold cold water (makes it so soft!), do a little tiny bit of make-up (sometimes I wear none too). Go to our shared bathroom and whiten teeth, brush teeth, floss, and use listerine. Go to bedroom and change into clothes I picked out the night before. Go downstairs, feed Kitten her wet-kitty food. Get my pills and my hunny's pills ready. Make lunch. Go back to bedroom and wake up hunny to take pills. Wake up puppy and take her outside for a peepee. Then play with her for a little bit before putting her back to bed. Then start car, warm it up, and drive to work :) P.S. I DO THIS ALL IN HALF AN HOUR :P
sourcherry sourcherry 8 years
I'm really bad at keeping routines, specially in the morning. You know, exercise, applying skin lotions and beauty products, even having breakfast! I do all of those things (except for the breakfast part sometimes), but I can never maintain a specific time to do them. I'm trying to be more organized though.
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 8 years
I have a daily routine and I knew it. It didn't just occur to me one day that I do the same thing every morning. Lately I have begun to leave my house later and later, but that is okay because I get to school really early any way. I wake up, turn off my alarm, go back to sleep, wake up turn off my alarm. Use the bathroom, watch the weather, get dressed Clean my shoes (cat hair), clean my bag, say goodbye to my grandma, Walk to the train, realized the R train passed and my train will come in a few minutes, stand until the next stop and sit down and stare out the window or read. Get on the escalator, call my sister or my friends and if they don't answer obviously I hang up and walk in silence, walk to the bus stop, call my friends, wait 15 minutes standing at the bus ignoring the perverts and staring at people, see my friends and stand in the street and then we walk to school where we stand inside until the doors open.
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
I wake up at 5:30am and drive my boyfriend to work then head back home and pass out for another 45minutes. I get up, turn on the morning news and jump in the shower, wash my hair, exfoliate everything else, jump out and wrap the towel around my head. I wash my face - cleanser, toner, moisturizer. Pop my allergin medication (I'm allergic to the moisturizer but it works well otherwise so I choose to torture myself instead) then brush, dry, straight iron my hair, quickly throw on my eye shadow, liner and mascara. Sit on the bed watching the news or playing video games then at 7:30 I run out the door and drive an hour to work. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
tcd4ever tcd4ever 8 years
My face care routine. Cleanser. Toner. Moisturizer.
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