This survey of real women's morning routines will make you feel a lot better about that stain on your shirt today

By Charlotte Hilton Andersen

We all dream of mornings filled with green tea, meditation, a leisurely breakfast, and then maybe some salutations while the sun is actually rising. (Try this Night Plan to Make Your Morning Workouts Happen.) Then there's the reality: spilled oatmeal, lost shoes, and an abused snooze button. Sound all too familiar? You're not alone in your crazy morning routine.

Organic Valley recently surveyed over 1,000 women to learn more about their mornings. The findings should make you feel a whole lot better about your own wake-up routine.

You're very dedicated to your job. Forty-five percent of women say they always or sometimes check their e-mail before even getting out of bed, and 90 percent say it's more important to be on time to work than to be dressed to impress.

You skimp on morning nutrition. Half of women would rather skip breakfast than skip their coffee, and 45 percent confess to being regular breakfast-skippers.

You're not obsessed with keeping tidy. Only 25 percent of women make their bed every day, which means three-quarters of women roll out of bed and keep on rolling. (After all, you're just going to get back in it again, right?) And one-third of women will wear jeans four or more times before washing them.

You're a realist. Only 16 percent of women say their mornings are #blessed while the majority identify more with #herewegoagain. And 58 percent will swear at someone or something at least once on their way out the door.

Almost no one starts the day off sweating. Ninety percent of women refuse to sleep in their workout clothes (who wants to sleep in a binding sports bra, really?), and 82 percent would rather sleep in than exercise. Just a tiny 14 percent say they work out first thing in the a.m. (That doesn't mean you aren't exercising, though! A study from last year found that the most popular time to hit the gym was after work, at 6 p.m.)

High maintenance? Not you. More than half of us superwomen made it out of the door in less than an hour, and 81 percent of women wear the first thing they put on. Although, 21 percent admit to using a scarf or jewelry to camouflage a stain.

No shame in not having a perfect Pinterest-worthy morning, but we can help make it a little easier. Try these Make-and-Take Mason Jar Breakfasts for Busy Mornings and this 10-Minute Cardio Blasting Workout. If nothing else, you can at least stop feeling guilty about never making your bed.


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