How Podcast Founder Mimi Bouchard Wakes Up at 5 A.M. Every Day Without Snoozing

What is the first thing you do when you get out of bed in the morning? A well-rounded morning routine sets the tone for the day and gets you prepped—both mentally and physically—before diving into a packed schedule filled with emails, chores, happy hours, workouts, and more. Our series Morning Person profiles those who have mastered the art of the morning routine. From their go-to breakfasts to their sunrise workouts, tune in every Monday morning here and on our Instagram to learn exactly how the pros get it all done before the sun comes up.

For most of us, fighting the urge to stay in bed for five more minutes during the typical workday is struggle enough. But for Mimi Bouchard, who runs her own women-focused podcast and corresponding editorial website entitled MimiBee, a strict morning routine—no snoozing allowed—is a part of her every day. In fact, Mimi says a 5 a.m. wakeup call (which is not met with a sleepy slap on the snooze button, she insists) and a morning routine filled with journaling, meditation, and a batch of her favorite coffee concoction, of course, is her favorite way to start the day: "Your mornings set the tone for your days, your days set the tone for your weeks, your weeks set the tone for your months, then your years, then your life… You get the point."

Looking for some morning routine inspiration of your own (or are you simply curious how one really does get up at 5 a.m. without setting 17 alarms first)? Keep reading.