Here is a Thing To Do Instead of Following Celebrity Routines

Photo by Kinga Cichewicz.

I keep coming across articles about following the morning or afternoon or bedtime routines of various celebrities. Like, a lot. Is there a thing going around right now to motivate all this obsession?

I get it. If Oprah got where she is by meditating for twenty minutes and then exercising every morning, or Barack Obama made it by drinking green tea and watching ESPN, maybe something good will rub off if you do it too.

Here is my revolutionary perspective: MAYBE, these famous people did so well with their routines because they found a routine that worked well for THEM. As INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE.

MAYBE, instead of copying their routine, you could try to think about what YOU need and create a routine that is good for YOU! As an individual person! Who is different than some random celebrity! Because that's what you are. A whole, entire individual person with their own needs and ideas.

To help you out, I have put together the basic building blocks of most morning routines:


  • Waking up.
  • Something mindful - meditation, journaling, etc.
  • Something physically active.
  • Something creative.
  • Something fun.
  • Something relaxing.
  • Something that will feel like an easy accomplishment to start the day (like making the bed).
  • Cleaning and clothing your body.
  • FOOD!


You may do as many or few of these as you like, in whatever order you like. Although to count as a routine, I think you need at least three, and to get anything else done in your day you maybe can't do all of them. And waking up should probably happen first.


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