What’s 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. 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, from their go-to breakfasts to their a.m. workouts.
There's simply one place that I look forward to going each and every day. It isn't happy hour, nor is it my evening Pilates class (some days that sounds more enticing than others)—no, it's the cozy, comfy room I call my own, filled with pictures of family and friends, the blanket my mom crocheted for me when I was a kid, and, of course, my bed.
Considering the fact that she's created some of the dreamiest bedroom essentials (like eco-friendly mattresses and organic bedding) on the market, we were shocked to learn that she's somehow able to peel herself away from her own sleep haven each and every morning at 6 and complete her a.m. rituals all before the clock strikes 9. Keep reading for some of her favorite morning rituals.
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"I'm up after hearing my 8-month-old daughter, Lou, stirring in her crib. I hop out of bed to check on her and say good morning. This age is so fun! She's very animated, alert, and showing off her personality."
"Mornings are very precious with Lou and an opportunity to spend quality time with her. We nurse and play, and I love watching her crawl. Her new favorite thing is to look at herself in the mirror. I can't get enough of the faces and little noises she makes!"
"Making time for breakfast is something I'm focusing on more. Lately, I've been eating oatmeal with almond milk. It's always a warm, satisfying meal—plus, it keeps me full until lunch. I try to stay away from coffee, but on mornings where I need a little something extra, I opt for an Americano with no milk or sugar."
"I arrive at the office to lead the Parachute team. No two days are the same, and that hustle keeps me motivated. On any given day, you can find me reading and responding to emails, meeting with various teams, reviewing new products, discussing upcoming retail locations, and managing our investors. Today I have a full day of meetings, including a companywide presentation of our new holiday assortment!"
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