(Closed) Your morning routine?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How long before you have to leave for work do you wake up, and what do you do before leaving?

    I wake up 2+ hours before leaving

    I wake up between 1 and 2 hours before leaving

    I wake up an hour before leaving

    I wake up 30 minutes before leaving

    I wake up five minutes before leaving

    I shower

    I blow dry my hair

    I style my hair

    I put on a lot of makeup

  • Post # 17
    9124 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    If I go running (maybe 1/2 of work days), I get up 1.5 hours early (6:30 to get to work at 8 or 8:15).  I run for about 45 minutes, take a quick shower, throw on some light makeup, let my hair dry, and have coffee / protein shake once I get to work.

    If I don’t go running, I get up 20 minutes early (7:40).  Throw on some makeup, brush my hair, coffee/shake at work.

    I usually shower at night unless I run in the morning, and my work is literally 5 minutes from my house, so that helps.

    Post # 18
    12244 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I used to (up until 3 weeks ago) wake up at 4:00am to get to work by 8.

    I would run from 4-6, shower from 6-6:15, get dressed, make DH/my breakfast, make DH’s/my lunch, brush my teeth, and be out the door by 7 to be at work at 8 (eff Boston traffic).

    Post # 19
    2514 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i get up at 6:05am, feed the cat then take a shower. i put the local news on while i get dressed so i know traffic and weather. i don’t wear much makeup so it only takes a few minutes to put on and i only blowdry my bangs. i leave the apartment at 6:46 to go catch the bus which comes around 7am. i have my routine down! i get my coffee once i’m in the city because my DH works at starbucks so i go to his store and get it free (and no waiting in line!). the bus ride takes about 30 minutes so i usually “rest my eyes” on the ride in.

    Post # 20
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    On the one hand I like as much sleep as possible. On the other hand, if I just roll out of bed and go to work, I won’t be awake enough to function, I need time to get ready relaxed in the morning or else I literally fall asleep at the wheel. I wake up at 8am to leave by 930. Sometimes I hit snooze and sleep until 830 and slightly shorten my morning routine.


    I wake up and make a cup of coffee from my Keurig and have it with cereal or yogurt  IN BED (if he’s not running late, DH will bring the coffee to me!). I watch a show on my computer while I have my breakfast. Then I shower, watch Hulu’s The Morning After (3-5 minute recap of what happened in tv shows etc the night before) while I floss and let my hair dry a bit (I’m an air dryer, I’m not spending a second longer on my looks than I have to just to go to work. A little salt spray (curly hair), brush it, done, 5 seconds), then I dress, feed my cat, and book it out the door. I could wake up and be ready in 30 minutes, but I’d rather allow myself the full 90 minutes, get to watch a show while I groggily wait for the coffee to hit, and not fall asleep in the shower (has happened) or at the wheel (has also happened). It helps that I don’t have to leave until 930 for a job that starts at 10. If I had to be at work by 9, I probably would do a shorter morning.

    Edit: After I get dressed, I do put on some makeup, but I’ve got it down to a 60 second science of tinted moisturizer w/ SPF, mascara, sweep of eye shadow, dot of concealer if necessary, go. It really changed my life when I learned to say f*** it in college and start loving my hair and face (semi) naturally. I will still primp and whatnot for a nice night out, but on a daily basis? I’m hot enough without spending more than 2 minutes on hair and makeup, nobody is seeing it but coworkers anyway.

    Post # 21
    4494 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I wake up at 4am to get to work by 6. I sleep better if I shower before bed, so I don’t have to worry about that in the morning. I wash my face, do my hair & makeup, get dressed and get my lunch ready for the day. I’m out the door by 4:45 and then I have a 1-hour commute.

    I used to HATE getting up early. When I lived 5 minutes from work I always showed up around 9ish (we have flex time so I could show up anytime between 5:30am and 10am). When I moved away I thought I was going to have such a hard time getting up so early, but honestly I feel more refreshed now than when I used to get up later. I really don’t mind it.

    Post # 22
    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Every day I wake up at 6am and I’m at the gym for 6:15. I get home around 7:15 and get ready, make my lunch/smoothie and I’m out the door! 

    Post # 23
    2529 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Hey, you forgot getting dressed! 😀
    I hope no one forgets that (real fear of mine: forgetting to put on pants)
    If I’m lucky, I pre-planned what I’m going to wear the day before.

    I make smoothies at the beginning of the week, and eat them for breakfast once I get into work. So it’s a grab and go thing. I usually make some last-minute lunch before I head out the door.

    I have to get out by a certain time, otherwise there’s this big traffic backup that happens every day at the same place on the stupid highway. Out by 7:15? Yes, in the clear! Left at 7:30? Too bad, I’m stuck.

    Post # 24
    724 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I shower at night because my hair is very thick and takes a good 25 minutes to blow dry. I don’t have the energy or patience to deal with that in the morning!

    On a good morning, I wake up an hour before I have to leave for work and let the dogs out, feed them, have a cup of coffee, pick up the house a bit, get dressed, and put on makeup.

    On a bad morning, I wake up like 15 minutes before I have to leave for work and deal with the dogs, get dressed, and go without makeup. 

    Post # 25
    5473 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I shower at night as often as possible so I have one less thing to deal with in the morning.

    I get up around 5:45, pee, brush my teeth, peek in at the baby to make sure she’s still sleeping.

    By 6am, I’m downstairs hooked up to the pump where I catch a show on Hulu or check e-mail or facebook and I pump for at LEAST 30 minutes *(DD gets expressed breastmilk)

    I also put on make-up while pumping to save time.

    From about 6:45am I clean my pump parts, pull out a bottle for DD since by this time she is beginning to stir a bit.  I get dressed, style my hair, turn on the Keurig, and double check her bottles/diaper bag for the day and pack my lunch if I didn’t do it the night before.  *I let the dogs out when I finish pumping and let them in when I’m done packing up/cleaning up*

    By 7/7:15 she is awake and hungry, so I usually get her up, change her diaper, and start feeding her until DH gets back from the gym (he gets up when I do and works out so he is home around the time she wakes up)

    I can get to work anytime between 8am and 8:30, so as long as I walk out of the door by 7:45/8am I’m good to go.

    DH doesn’t work until 9am so he gets DD dressed, finishes feeding her, and feeds the dogs so I don’t have as much to do in the mornings.



    Post # 26
    982 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I get up between 7-7:30, make coffee, maybe shower, eat breakfast, feed the dogs/cats, do my hair/makeup, watch some news, check my email, etc. I usually leave for work (about a five minute drive) between 8:3-8:45. Today it was after 9 though, whoops!

    Post # 27
    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Hmm lets see. I get up at 7:45 to be at work at 9:30. I usually wake up and go immediately into the shower. The coffee pot brews while I am showering.

    Then I get out and screw around online for 20 minutes or so while I am drinking my coffee, I also usually moisturize my face and body while I am sitting and listening to the traffic and weather on the tv. At 8:30 I usually freak out and realize I need to leave, then I get dressed, eat breakfast quickly and pack my lunch. I’m out the door at 8:45 almost every day.

    Post # 28
    5187 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I wake up at 5, take a shower (I take long showers because I wash my hair and shave every day) get dressed, put on makeup, feed the animals, and head out at 6:30. My shift starts at 7.

    Post # 29
    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @kgirl91:  Every morning I hate getting up too, but once I’m up and going it’s ok. 🙂  I leave for work around 8:30AM or so, and I get up at 5:45AM on days that I work out.  I work out about 3-4 times a week.  If I’m not working out, I get up at 7AM.  I wash my hair every other day, so it takes about 15 minutes longer to get ready when I do wash my hair b/c then I have to dry it.  I always eat breakfast before I take off!  DH makes it for me every morning 🙂 

    Post # 30
    9541 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I can be bed to door in 10 minutes. Literally. I woudl say my average is 20 minutes bed to door. I shower the night before and put my hair in a wrap so that, in the morning, all I have to do is pull out the wrap and it’s ready to go. I don’t wear makeup. I don’t spend much time picking out clothes. I eat breakfast at work. Sometimes I take a few mintues to pack a lunch. Sometimes I have to get something together for errands or whatever.  But it really doesn’t take me long to get ready. I just really hate getting up in the morning!

    Post # 31
    2490 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I wake up at 5:30 to get to work for 7. I shower, do my makeup, blow dry and style my hair, get dressed, give the dogs their breakfast, take them for a quick walk, kiss my fiance goodbye (he’s always still sleeping) and then grab coffee and breakfast (sometimes Starbucks on my way) and I’m out of the door by 6:30.

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