From "Soft Start Mornings" to Early Evening Airplane Mode, Here's A Look Inside the Calendar of Lauryn Evarts Bosstick

Introducing By Appointment Only: an interview series with today’s most iconic digital leaders and content creators in beauty, wellness and beyond through the lens of their daily calendars. From sharing beauty tips and swapping recipes to finding solace in knowing that we’re not the only parents who don’t love playing with our kids, we’re getting all of the nitty gritty details from each subject’s day, so we can take their best tips back to our own lives.

You may recognize Lauryn Evarts Bosstick as the beauty and brains behind The Skinny Confidential, a lifestyle brand supporting women across the globe through her blog, popular podcast, and namesake product line that has everything from jaw sculpting tools to hot pink driving gloves. As an entrepreneur, wellness connoisseur and mother of two, Lauryn’s calendar is often fully booked - and now she shares her secrets for how she gets it all done with PureWow.

7:00 a.m.

I don’t have an alarm. Actually, I hate them. It’s not healthy for your cortisol levels! In fact, my morning starts the night before. Sometimes that looks like getting into bed at literally 8:30 p.m. I like getting to bed early, so I naturally wake up early and am ready to get after my day. I listen to my body, but I typically wake up between 7 and 7:30 a.m. I have a block in my calendar called ‘ZAZA & TOWNES TIME’ (Lauryn’s daughter, 3, and son, 11 months old) so my team knows that when I open my eyes, the first hour of my day is dedicated to them. I’m so grateful that my husband Michael wakes up with the baby first, around 5:30 a.m. 

8:30 a.m

For me to be effective as a business owner and a mother, I need to take my time in the mornings. I always make the bed first thing, and I like to spray my face with this mist because it wakes me up. I scrape my tongue, ice roll my face because I always *need* to de-puff. I’ll put on music and clean my space. I open the windows and shades to let the light in. I don’t touch coffee for the first two hours of my day. I drink a lot of water with lemon and tea while I’m organizing. It’s a soft start every morning. 

9:00 a.m.

I still haven’t looked at my phone yet. I know this is a really weird concept, but I don’t want to look at it, touch it… nothing! I no longer have the capacity or the urge to touch my phone first thing in the morning anymore. This has been life-changing for me. 

I pack Zaza’s lunch and send her off to school. She’s been loving sliced cucumbers, sushi rice and coconut aminos (instead of soy sauce). My husband takes her to school and I’ll be home with the baby, and most times he falls asleep around this time. If I get to squeeze in a meditation, that’s f*cking amazing. Right now, I’m doing Joe Dispenza’s morning meditation every single day. The way I see it, these twenty minutes in the morning are like a strategy session with myself to plan my life. Here’s the thing about meditation: You have to do what works for you. Sometimes, I love a Melissa Wood session or even silence. The concept of living in your future and not in your past has been a huge tool for me personally. 

9:15 a.m.

Around now, my nanny comes over. I feel very fortunate to have help, and think it’s important for people in the public eye, influencers, etc. to be transparent about that. I’m not doing it all alone, and I value that support. Michael and I will take an hour-long walk around this time. My phone is in my pocket because I use it to count my steps, but I still haven’t opened it or scrolled through my notifications. I love this hour in the morning. It’s such a romantic time to connect with my husband and move outside. 

10:30 a.m.

I rush back home and head to my workout studio, Bodies By Brent in Austin. Today is a weights day, so I do that for an hour and then the minute it wraps I take a call. 


11:30 a.m.

Some days I have to come back home to prep for a podcast or get ready an event. The way my brain works, is if I’m going to be in the car for 15 minutes, that’s a perfect time for a call. I’m all about efficiency.

12:00 p.m.

Today I had my hair and makeup done for a full day of podcast shooting. I take calls the whole time; I’m really big on multitasking. I’ll eat lunch and go straight to a podcast recording after. I’m very much into soft-girl energy in the morning, but when it’s go-time, I’m hustling. Let’s just say I’m channeling my inner Gary Vee (laughs). I pedal to the metal when it’s time to work. Recently someone told me that they couldn’t believe I do all these wellness-oriented things in the morning—like meditation, ice rolling, face massage, essential oils, you know—because it sounded so stressful. What people don’t understand is the reason I’m NOT stressed out 24/7 is because of my preventative wellness routine. I don’t have it all figured out. Some days are a shit show. But over the years, I’ve been able to finetune my schedule to what works and what doesn’t. 

2:00 p.m.

Some days, we record two podcasts in a row, back to back. This takes about three hours total. (Ed note: Lauryn and her husband host the popular lifestyle podcast, Him & Her Show). I’m also very upfront about hard stops when I need them. After the interviews, I’ll record ads for half an hour or so. 

5:00 p.m.

I used to do this thing where I would wait for everything to pile up and become this huge mess, and then I’d clean it up at the end of the day. Over the past two years, and since we started living in Austin, I’m constantly cleaning throughout the day. It works better for me to go bit by bit. I’ll check my office, open packages and organize my space. Any kind of PR promotion like filming a quick video or posting on Instagram stories is done during this block, or on the go, in the car. I find taking Ubers to be really valuable during a workday when I need to finish creating content, editing or even taking calls or emails where I can focus on just the task at hand and not be driving. 

6:00 p.m.

As soon as I get home, I put Townes and Zaza in the stroller, and Michael and I take them for a long walk outdoors. We move our bodies, unwind and if I’m being honest, the kids get tired (sometimes they even fall asleep!) watching the sun go down. It sets the tone for the evening. 

7:00 p.m.

When we get back, we have dinner. Everyone is going upstairs and taking a bath, getting ready for bed and winding down no later than 8 p.m. Me included, sometimes!

8:00 p.m.

Now I turn the volume down on everything. Frequency music goes on and there are absolutely no lights on—salt rock lamps and dim lights only. My Hatch is on with meditation. I have f*cking chimes in my room, I do it all! I don’t care if it sounds crazy. Once I realized how important these things are and that they help the kids go to sleep faster and wind down from the day, I can’t not do it. It’s a formula now and Zaza likes to be a part of the process, too. 

9:00 p.m.

Ideally, the kids are asleep by now. Michael and I unwind with our Kindles. I’m reading Prince Harry’s new book right now. It’s so good. I like to do a red light therapy mask, the whole skincare routine, and take a hot shower before bed to really relax. Some days, the nighttime routine doesn’t look like this. We could have a late dinner with friends, or we’re traveling, which sets a different scene. 

Something else to mention is my phone is on airplane mode by 8 o’clock. There’s no more phone time. No scrolling in bed, I’ve been on the phone all day, and there has to be a sign-off period. I don’t want to be on my phone all the time in front of Zaza either.

Listen, the phone is an amazing tool. For work, it’s great. But if you don’t have boundaries around using it, it’s just a distraction. I think a lot of people aren’t as successful as they could be because they don’t put boundaries around their distractions. 

10: 00 p.m.

Because I’m not aimlessly scrolling, I’m able to really bookend my day with this nighttime routine. It feels purposeful, and I’m energized for the next day, whatever it looks like on the cal!

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