10 Breakfast Routines Of Successful Women

Does your morning start with hitting the snooze button at least three times, pulling something on that is hopefully clean and not too creased, shoveling down a bowl of cereal before arriving tired and unmotivated to work?

Take inspiration from some successful women including Anna Wintour, Margaret Thatcher, Sheryl Sandberg and Arianna Huffington by incorporating a few of these tips into your morning routine.


photo: Vogue

Victoria Beckham: Routine: Me Time

“So that half an hour in the morning while I’m getting ready, between showering and washing my face, I’m checking e-mails that have come in overnight, from America.” She told Harper’s Bazaar. Before waking up her children she spends some time indulging in her skincare routine, and enjoying the time to herself.



Payal Kadakia CEO + Founder of ClassPass: Routine: Workout

Payal told Refinery29 that she regularly starts her day with a workout. Before she has a chance to let the day get the best of her, she goes for a 30-minute run or does a 10-minute core workout. You can easily do the core workout at home before you leave.



Isabel Marant: Routine: Tea and swimming

Isabel told Harper’s Bazaar, “The first thing I do is boil water for my tea. Right now I’m having chai with rice milk. Sometimes I’m into coffee, but my tastes are changing; I’m not very loyal.” On weekends, she drives to the pool and does 35 lengths. This is the ultimate tech-free morning. I love this one.



Anna Wintour: Routine: Early morning tennis

Everybody knows Anna wakes up to play tennis at 5:45 every day as she’s a creature of habit. She also gets a blowout every day.


Arianna Huffington: Routine: Meditation

When Arianna wakes up, she stays far away from her smartphone and instead tries to meditate. She told Soul Cycle, “I take a minute to breathe deeply, be grateful, and set my intention for the day.”

So which successful woman are you going to be this morning?

Written by Genieve Crump


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  • Elishia

    living in a studio apartment and having polar opposite morning routines is all about compromise… when to set the alarm, when to turn the light on, what music/radio to listen to etc…. I need an upgrade to a 1 bedroom immediately!!! Oh NYC prices, why would you do this to me?


  • Allison

    Always interesting to know how other people get ready! This should be called “5 Morning Routines of Successful Women” :P unless I can’t see the whole article for some reason.

  • Emily

    Morning routines are SO important! I realized this from an early age by watching my mother. She used to get up at what I once thought was an ungodly hour to just have one cup of coffee before the whole house woke up. I guess she figured out way before I did that doing one thing mindfully to start the day sets the tone for the hours to come :)

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