My 30-minute work morning routine


I am not a morning person, so I try to sleep in as much sleep as possible. I have to drive an hour and a half to arrive at 9am for my internship in Detroit. I’ve mastered a ridiculously quick morning routine. I wish I could have a slow morning routine where I meditate, exercise or make avocado toast, but I just can’t get myself to wake up early. Although I love sleep, I sure deprive myself of it.

My routine wouldn’t be so quick if I didn’t prep the night before. I always make sure my work bag and lunch are all packed and ready to grab in the morning. Picking out my outfit also saves me so much time or else I’ll be contemplating what to wear.

Here’s my super quick routine:

7:20 a.m: I finally get the energy to get out of bed after ignoring my alarm about 3 times.

7:25 a.m: I lay out all of my skincare and makeup products. I start with cleansing my skin. Then, I brush my teeth while I’m letting my skin air dry. After, I’ll apply moisturizer and begin my makeup routine.

7:30 a.m: I apply foundation, concealer and blend with my beauty blender. Then, I apply powder and finish off with rosewater spray. I can’t stand the feeling of wearing eye makeup at work. Plus, not wearing it saves me time. I am the least high maintenance when it comes to my hair. I simply brush my hair, use dry shampoo, wear a low pony and I’m out.

7:40 a.m: I head to my room and change into my work clothes.

7:45 a.m: I go downstairs and put my shoes on. Then, I grab my lunch out of my fridge. I also make hot lemon water to drink on the way to work.

7:50 a.m: I stuff my lunch box in my New Yorker bag, grab my work bag and finally head out the door. For breakfast, I’ll either eat a granola bar while I drive or when I arrive to my desk.

I’ve thought about creating a better morning routine for work. But for now, I can’t get myself to wake up earlier. It’s actually nice having a long commute where I can listen to music or a podcast before sitting at a desk for eight hours.


Balancing spirituality and a nine-to-five job