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Tracy Chou

Tracy Chou

What is your morning routine?

Caveat: I don’t have a very set routine!

That said, here is what a typical morning might look like: I wake up at 6:00am or 7:00am, before my alarm. From bed, while still groggy and with my phone close to my face because I’m nearsighted, I check for updates on email and all social apps—Twitter first, then Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. After I brush my teeth and put on my contacts so I can see, I eat breakfast. Meanwhile, I tell Alexa to play Spotify so I have some music to listen to as I get ready. After I’ve eaten, I do my makeup and hair, check the weather, and get dressed. Then I pack my gym bag, make my bed, and head out the door, while calling to Alexa to turn off the music.

How long have you stuck with this routine so far?

Just a few months so far.

How has your morning routine changed over recent years?

It changes constantly. I’m not terribly deliberate about my morning routines beyond making sure that I take care of everything I need to before I head out for the day.

What time do you go to sleep?

Around midnight.

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Do you do anything before going to bed to make your morning easier?

On occasion I’m particularly diligent and pack my gym bag before going to bed. But other than that, no.

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