Her day may start a lot earlier than most people’s, but Hoda Kotb has a few morning routine hacks that can be useful for anyone — especially if you aren’t a morning person! “Don’t hit snooze. Don’t do it. You wanna do it, you think that ten more minutes is gonna be great. It’s never good,” the 54-year-old recently dished to The Cut. “Once you hit snooze, your day is no bueno, because you’re already behind.”
Not only does Hoda give great advice, but she also listens to her own tips, too! “I don’t usually linger too much,” she admitted. “I have two alarms set on my phone. One goes off at 3:00 a.m. and one goes off at 3:15 a.m. I’m one of those people who pops up.”
After getting out of bed at the crack of dawn, the Today host showers and then gives herself a few moments to reflect on all the blessings in her life. “I sit down at our kitchen table with a journal,” Hoda shared. “I don’t care if I happen to be running late or if I have all the time in the world, I try to do this one thing no matter what. In the journal, I’ll write the three things I’m grateful for just right there in that moment. Like, one, two, three. And then one amazing thing that happened the day before. It’s almost like a level set.” Aww!
After running out the door, Hoda stops by Starbucks to get her typical breakfast fix: Sous Vide Egg Bites. “My mom was like, ‘They’re full of sodium, stop eating them.’ But who cares? They’re good,” she joked.
One of the many blessings in Hoda’s life is her 2-year-old daughter, Haley Joy, who she looks forward to coming home to every day. As soon as she’s off the clock, the brunette beauty turns her phone off and focuses all her attention on her little bundle of joy. “Haley is the great erasure of pain, of stress, of everything, really,” she gushed. “I’ll come in kind of stressed out from a day or something and I’ll look at her, and all of a sudden I’ll realize, ‘Oh, this is it. This is what matters. What was I worried about?'” So sweet!