I once heard Jenna Kutcher share on her podcast the idea of creating a “Dream 100” list — the 100 people you would most like to connect with or work with, if you have really big dreams. After the episode, I immediately started making my own list, and Jenna herself was on the first 5 names I wrote down. So in a way, today Wake up feels like a full circle showing its best moment.
If you’re new to Jenna Kutcher, I’d like to introduce you to one of your new favorites on the Internet. Jenna is a former 9-5-er corporate photographer, in shorts, turned entrepreneur and she’s built a business on helping others of them ideas come true and flourish in all aspects of life. I love listening to Jenna’s podcast when I’m feeling exhausted or simply stuck in a particular niche. She has this way of not only sharing great ideas to help you move forward, but also making it fun and simple — in other words, the joy of running your business. .
Over the past few years, Jenna has shared her journey to re-align her practices and priorities as she navigates motherhood. Her personal development process is so easy to understand, it allows others to define success in their own way, whatever it looks like in the changing seasons of life. Her newly released book, How are you really?dive deeper into how we can all create a life with less hustle and more real life. Yes, please. Today, we’re going to Jenna’s home in Northern Minnesota for a personal look at how she herself is growing, starting with small daily rituals that make a big difference. Read on for Jenna Kutcher’s morning routine.
How would you describe life as an entrepreneur?
Wild! Lots of twists, turns, pivots and reinventions, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
What have you learned the most in the past year?
To continue to trust my gut! It is what has brought me this far and it is what will carry me forward on a path only I can take. After four years of hitting the brakes in my family-focused career, I was finally ready to hit the gas a little, and I managed to grab that part of me again without thinking too much.
Start your morning routine…
It’s hilarious because even a few months ago, my morning routine was literally sleeping until the last minute possible and waking up to my baby monitor (usually exhausted!) I’ve slept more here, it still involves a lot of family, but it also includes yoga, red light therapy, meditation and hot lemonade!
What does a typical day look like to you?
The typical dictionary isn’t really a word in my vocabulary, because I feel like no two days are the same as an entrepreneur – that’s part of the reason why I love being a founder. . In any given week I’ll have a recording day, whether it’s my podcast or my interviews, I’ll write for my own content or blog, I’ll wake up my girls and put they go to bed, and maybe have a spontaneous dance party. I would look at my husband at 7:30 p.m. while the kids were sleeping and laughing, because we were both so exhausted but we realized that “these are the days!”
What time do you wake up, and how much do you sleep?
These days, it’s 6 a.m. and in the form of a 3-year-old obsessed with seeing if the sun goes out (this is merely payback because my mom says I did the same thing as a kid.) We like to be in bed and sleep at 10 p.m. every night, so I usually hit 8 a.m. — although I would say 9 would be my sweet spot!
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Take a deep breath and realize that it’s a gift to wake up. I’m really dead! I woke up to reality – pun intended – that every day is a blessing!
What morning rituals have you established for success?
Before school, my husband sees our daughter off at 8am, and I sit in front of the Joovv red light and meditate with my Hyperice Core device (it helps me focus a lot and stay sharp, getting results The fruit after class is addicting!) Now that we’re both home for the summer, this ritual fits into my life whenever I can find space, but it’s a sacred part of my life. my day.
I wish I could name a laundry list of things like lighting candles and turning on music, but as I type this, I’m sitting next to my 3-year-old in bed while she organizes her “storage”. treasure” with a blanket. snuggled between us as I tried to concentrate.
I don’t believe in balance, I aim for mixing. And while it absolutely adds chaos to my days, I also love that I get to do both of the things I love.
On days when I needed to work intensively, I would hide in a closet (I’m not kidding!) Or sneak into a local office that an entrepreneur allowed me to use when needed.
Describe your morning beauty routine from start to finish.
Most mornings, I just wash my face with water to clean from the night, then I use Primally Pure Everything Spray and if I don’t wear makeup right away, I put a few drops of Clarifying Serum on my skin and do it. gua sha!
I recently found a great all-natural primer and foundation set from Crunchi that I’m INTERESTED in, so as someone who usually doesn’t wear makeup unless I have to, I now wear this everyday. . Then a little bit of Crunchi powder, some DIME eyebrow gel, Ilia Mascara and Lipstick. I need a 5 minute makeup routine, so this is the product for me!
What do you eat in the morning?
Lately, I often eat smoothies because I don’t get hungry easily, but especially on busy work days, I need to make sure to provide enough energy for my body. My daughter also loves smoothies and helps me make them! I usually enjoy the Daily Harvest Cocoa and Cold Beer smoothie, then add the Be Well By Kelly Chocolate Protein, Kale, 1 Tbs Chia Seeds, 2 Tbs Flax Seeds, and Almond and Cashew Milk with added protein. These really fill me up and they are delicious!
What will we always find in your fridge?
Cheese in many forms! My husband is from Wisconsin and we love our cheese. Parmesan, queso, cheddar, string cheese, melted cheese — you name it, we’ve got it!
What are your favorite books?
I’m what they call an avid reader — I love packing my reading list with different genres just to keep my brain active! A few recent favorites are sure to be Atomic Habits by James Clear, Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and It ends with us by Colleen Hoover.
What’s always on your nightstand?
A humidifier and Canopy water — hydration in all its forms, right next to my bed with my Kindle.
What’s your favorite getting ready soundtrack?
Trevor Hall anything. He is amazing, relaxing and I just love his music (listen to him as I type!)
Do you exercise in the morning?
Recently, I made a rule in our house that if we woke up before 7am, we needed to move. I often take a Peloton yoga class (shout to Chelsea Jackson Roberts!) I’ve noticed that during this postpartum season, gentle movement and breathing have brought life to life. We have a mat for Coco and I’m going to open it up next to her and invite her to join me!
How would you describe your personal style?
Classic, neutral and comfortable – comfort is key.
What is your daily uniform?
It’s a myth, I haven’t worn shorts for over a decade due to insecurities about my feet, and now I’m obsessed with shorts and may be less concerned with cellulite or leg hair. These cycling shorts have done me again and again with any kind of boyfriend tee. I’m also the queen of mom jeans and a white linen shirt – I actually share a story about this outfit in my book and it’s part of an important vision I had for what my life was like many years ago! I classic, throughout!
If you had an extra hour every morning, how would you use it?
Honest? Maybe focus on work! I have ADHD, and the chaos of working with kids sometimes makes my brain feel like it’s going in a million different directions. Just having an extra hour to focus on work will be how I make use of that time this season. That or more sleep!
What are some things you do every day to live a happier life?
Practice gratitude with your family at dinner every night, tell my daughter 3 things that I’m proud of her, and do a short word of heart to my husband before bed.
If you could credit your success to one thing, what would it be?
Follow your guts and intuition, let go of things that no longer serve you, and be ready and excited to grow, evolve, and change.
Sentence complete set:
I never leave the house without: my phone.
If there were more hours in the day, I would: read more.
Best morning routine: green juice.
Worst habit in the morning: scroll on my phone.
One thing I would like to be known for is: that I always appear completely as I am.
One thing I fear the most: I lost the people I love.
When I feel that fear, I: wake up to the fact that I love them well.
The book I always recommend: mine. How are you?
One trait you need to be successful in life is: Believe in yourself and your unique gifts.
Bathing or showering? Shower with the kids and I love my PMD Clean body brush!