Whether you’re getting in a pre-work spin class on a regular basis or you’re more likely to hit snooze as many times as possible, just know this: There’s a good chance Martha Stewart—AKA the ultimate morning person—is going to make you re-evaluate your a.m. routine.
When the lifestyle mogul starts her day, pre-dawn—without an alarm clock, mind you—she gets her brain going before getting out of bed.
“I usually wake up with sunrise, which has been around 5 a.m…I have my iPad right next to my bed, and I do the mini-crossword puzzle.”
“I have no shades on my windows, so I usually wake up with sunrise, which has been around 5 a.m.,” Stewart told the Cut. “I generally read the New York Times right away. I have my iPad right next to my bed, and I do the mini-crossword puzzle—if I haven’t done it before I go to bed, because the new one is posted around midnight. It’s sort of a habit I have.”
Being able to think clearly enough to do a puzzle immediately after waking up is a true skill in itself, but being able to finish it before coffee is a talent we’d all love to steal.