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The morning routines on TikTok can be inspiring - and exhausting

By Teddy Amenabar

20 Feb 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

People have watched TikTok videos tagged with #morningroutine 14.6 billion times. The Washington Post attempts to explain why people like watching videos of strangers brushing their teeth.

Good morning! Start your day with me. Let's wake up at 5 a.m., hit the gym, do a shirtless workout, shower and scrape your tongue, and read. Don't forget to make your bed, wash your clothes and iron those sheets. Steal some time to journal and meditate and whip together some eggs or oats. You've done it! You've conquered the day.

And it's not even 9 o'clock in the morning.

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