21 Successful Women Share Their Morning Routines

I know of two kinds of entrepreneurs: those who ease into the day with Zen-like morning meditation rituals, and those who go from 0 to 100 MPH within a few minutes of waking. As founder and CEO of The Muse for nearly five years, I definitely fall into the latter camp. No matter how much sleep I’ve gotten (or how much I feel like death warmed over after a late night on my laptop), I’m usually up, cranking on emails, and eating a breakfast bar or chia pudding — simultaneously! — within a few minutes of waking up.

That said, I’m pretty sure my approach is sub-optimal — and I vaguely aspire to be more “Zen-like” in general. So I reached out to 17 badass women in my network to see how they kick off their days. Stuck in your own a.m.-routine rut? Try one of these and have a great day!