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Celeste Headlee

What is your morning routine?

Monday through Friday, I wake up at 4:30am. I have a Philips Hue Bloom light that gradually becomes brighter to simulate a sunrise. I feed the dog, take her for a short walk, make coffee on the stove, fill my thermos, grab my lunch, and drive to work. I meditate in my office for twenty minutes, work out in the office gym for thirty minutes, shower, and then sit down at my desk, ready to start the day. I always make sure I’ve drunk twenty ounces of water before 7:00am, to get my brain lubricated.

I write scripts from 7:00am to 7:30am, eat my breakfast (usually oatmeal and fruit), and then we have a team meeting at 7:30am. At 8:00am, we record pre-production for the show, and then I continue reading my scripts and making note of questions I want to ask. I’m live on the air between 9:00am and 10:00am, and that’s basically the end of my morning.

How long have you stuck with this routine so far?

About three years.

How has your morning routine changed over recent years?

When, for whatever reason, I don’t get enough sleep the night before, I sleep in until 6:00am and delay the workout until the afternoon. Getting at least seven hours of sleep is more important to me than making sure I exercise at the same time every day.

What time do you go to sleep?

I’m in bed by 9:00pm.

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