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The one thing that successful women do every morning.

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What do successful people do every morning?

If you’ve been wondering about the key to success, health and happiness, these inspirational women might have the answer.

Every person has those days when they feel they are being swallowed by their work. When their duties and responsibilities creep into their personal lives until it feels like work is all they do.

But it’s on these days in particular that we need to take some time to return us to sanity.

That’s right: To just breathe and reboot.

Despite being the busiest time of the day, mornings are the best time to take a moment and enjoy a little “me time”. Starting your day right is the key to staying focused, centred and ready to conquer the rest of the day.

So take a leaf out of the books of these six successful women and treat yourself to some time alone before taking on the world.

1. Julie Bishop.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs is perhaps the most powerful woman in the nation – not to mention one of the busiest. According to an interview Ms Bishop did with Fairfax, she works 20-hour days, gets four hours of sleep – but requests an hour of personal time each morning for exercise. Those around Parliament House in Canberra would be familiar with the sight of Ms Bishop getting in the zone on her morning run.

“According to an interview Ms Bishop did with Fairfax, she works 20-hour days, gets four hours of sleep – but requests an hour of personal time each morning for exercise. “

2. Lisa Wilkinson.

As the Today Show host, mornings are the most hectic time of the day for Lisa Wilkinson. But that doesn’t stop her from getting up before dawn to sit down for 20 whole minutes to watch the news. She told The Australian: “My morning routine is a 3am alarm followed by about 20 minutes of watching Sky News to get up to date with the overnight news and try and wake the heck up.”

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“”My morning routine is a 3am alarm followed by about 20 minutes of watching Sky News to get up to date with the overnight news and try and wake the heck up.”

3. Sarah Hanson-Young.

Despite travelling a lot, Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young likes to spend her mornings at home listening to the news and cuddling with her daughter. “We lie in bed and talk about what our days will look like, which ensures we both get up happy and ready for the day ahead,” she told CLEO magazine. For those with kids of all ages, a few precious moments together in the morning are invaluable opportunities to reconnect.

“For those with kids of all ages, a few precious moments together in the morning are invaluable opportunities to reconnect.”

4. Mia Freedman.

Media legend and founder of the Mamamia Women’s Network, Mia Freedman, usually does things on the go. But there are two staples that never vary in her morning: a green smoothie and a workout. She recently wrote on The Glow that her morning exercise routine has helped her overcome anxiety and helps her get prepared for the day ahead.

Mia has learned that a morning exercise routine is the key to a calmer day.

5. Janine Allis.

The Boost Juice founder is one of Australia's most successful business women. Last year, she made a resolution to do yoga six times a week. Now, she gets up at 5am and drives to an Ashtanga yoga class in Melbourne to do just that. "I find that if I don’t do it, the day just falls apart,” she told BRW. “It’s not just exercise, it’s a holistic lifestyle choice.”

"The Boost Juice founder is one of Australia's most successful business women. Last year, she made a resolution to do yoga six times a week."

6. Robyn Lawley.

Robyn Lawley is one of the most successful supermodels in the world right now. Add mother, swimwear designer and cookbook writer - you can imagine her workload, right? But she doesn't let her burgeoning career or new motherhood get in the way of a little time in the morning to do whatever she pleases - and that includes just sitting down. "When I get up I just love sitting there and taking my time," She told PopSugar. We hear you, Robyn.

In the morning she does whatever she pleases - and that includes just sitting down. "When I get up I just love sitting there and taking my time,"

And while you're fixing up your morning routine fix yourself one of these amazing breakfasts...

What's your morning routine like?

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