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5 Steps CEO’s Do Every Morning

I am so obsessed with watching morning routines on Youtube. Specifically, I’ve been really into watching people trying morning routines of CEO’s. Just watching morning routines alone makes me feel so productive. Does that happen with anyone else? I’m not doing anything at all, yet I feel as if I just conquered the day…even if it’s like 9pm at night. I’m also trying to get my own routine going because successful people have morning routines, and I don’t know if you guys know this or not…but…CEO’s are preettyyy successful.

Having watched a decent amount of routines (with more still sitting in my watch later list), I noticed some main steps in the majority of routines of CEO’s. Every person is different, but these are just the main steps overall. If you’re looking to recreate a CEO morning routine or is just trying to figure out your own routine like myself, then check out these steps below!

1. Waking up early.

One thing I noticed that was fairly consistent in each routine is that they wake up early every morning. Times usually range from 5am-8am. There are some that even wake up at 4am, but the majority of times are ranged between 5-8. I’m trying extremely hard to get myself to wake up at 6am, but the struggle is real so I don’t see how anyone can wake up before then. Then again, I guess when you have a full business day ahead of you, the early bird truly does catch the worm!

2. Getting in some fitness.

Next up is getting in some fitness. It’s important to stay healthy, and for the most part, CEO’s make sure they do just that. There’s no one specific workout that every person does. Some choose to go to the gym, some just go for walks outside, and some just choose to do yoga as their workout. Again, another thing I struggle with, but I’m determined to get it accomplished and have my own CEO routine together!

3. Partaking in meditation.

A lot of CEO’s partake in meditation. They sit and just take a moment to breathe and release any tension. It makes a lot of sense seeing that they usually have very hectic days. Taking a moment to just sit in calmness is very important. I haven’t meditated before. I should try it out and see if I like it. Let me know in the comments if you have tried meditation and how did you like it.

4. Eat a good breakfast.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s not surprising that this step is included in every routine. I always make sure to eat a good breakfast paired with a cup of coffee. Just having a good breakfast already makes me feel like my day is going to be productive and like I can seize the day. Some of the meals that I’ve seen are eggs paired with sausage, oatmeal, and avocado toast. I don’t think I have a certain meal that’s my favorite, but I do know eggs are often included.

5. Think about the day/write a list.

Lastly, what I noticed in a lot of routines is that they either just sit and think about what is ahead for the day, or they write out a list of things to do. To do lists are extremely helpful, especially if you have a lot of things to tackle as a CEO does. I’m not a CEO(yet) and I have a lot of things on my to do list, so I can imagine the list of a CEO. Lists help you stay organized, and it’s also very helpful to check things off as you do them.

CEO’s seem to have it together, at least as far as their morning routine is concerned. I’m trying to get it together and I hoped this post motivated you to get your own morning routine together if you’ve been looking for that push.

Happy Monday!


  1. There was actually a full month when I was able to commit to this but then I don’t remember what happened…

    Thank you for this, it’s a wake up call / reminder of why I need to get that morning routine back ✨

    • Hey it happens. Happens to me all the time with my routine and other stuff as well. The most important thing is that you don’t give up and get right back to it! I’m glad it could help bring some motivation ♥

    • haha I understand that! If you can sleep in as late as possible then enjoy it! I’m glad you liked my post ♥

  2. YES, I love this blog post! Since I moved to Texas a month ago, I’ve been waking up before the sun rises/as the sun rises. It really feels like there are so many more hours in the day. I can’t believe how much of a difference it makes! I really need to start meditating or getting a little fitness on in the mornings before work though.

    • That’s one of my main reasons for waking up early. Just having more hours in the day and finishing up sooner than being up late still working. I need to work on incorporating fitness into my routine as well. I have it on my morning routine list, but I’m just so terrible at actually doing the act smh. I believe we can do it though!

  3. Committing myself to being a CEO this month. So far waking up early has been easy peasy but sticking to my schedule for breaks and other activities has been a little tough. Here’s to consistency and being better every day! I love how motivating this post is, thanks for the boost!!
    xo Bri

    • Yaaas this is what I love to see! I am the worst at actually taking breaks and not working for like 6hours straight so that’s something we both have to figure out. And yes we can only continue to grow! Thanks for reading ♥

  4. I love this! I find that when I wake up early I’m so much more productive throughout the day so it’s something I’m trying to make a habit of x

    – Charlotte /

    • Yes, same! I just need to work on going to bed at a decent time so I can get up earlier. A lot of times I’m up late doing work, but I need to find a stopping point. The more you practice it, the more it becomes part of your routine. Thanks for reading and commenting ♥

    • It’s a process. I have to take steps. So for example, if you want to start waking up at maybe around 6:30am and you usually wake up at 10am, then gradually set your alarm clock to wake you up earlier. Meaning, maybe set your clock for 9:45am, stay there for a few days or a week…however long it takes to kind of get used to it, then go a little earlier like 9:30 and so forth. I think that’s the best way to go about it.

  5. Good to know! These 5 things are what we practice (almost) everyday!
    It’s not easy… Hence the almost. But they not only help with success, but also happiness and productivity!
    Great post 🙂

    • Definitely not easy at all, but the longer you put them into practice, the more they almost happen naturally with no problem. Thank you for reading ♥

  6. I try to include these things into my morning routine. On day when I’m able accomplish all that’s on this list I find I have a much smoother day and can handle the curve balls life throws at me. Great post and thanks for sharing!

    • Same! You just feel so good when you get all the things done. Idk what it is, but it really does set the mood and tone for the day. Thanks for reading ♥

    • It is the ultimate struggle for me! Not every day will be perfect, but as long as you keep trying then that’s all that matters.

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