A Day in the Life of Marianna Hewitt of Summer Fridays

by Anna Munhin Mar 25, 2023 News
A Day in the Life of Marianna Hewitt of Summer Fridays

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by Jessica Harrington

The image is courtesy of Marianna.

There is a lot of juggling going on. She is a co-owner of Summer Fridays and host of the "Life With Marianna" podcasts. She used to work many jobs at the same time. She used to work as a TV host and creator of content for the weekend on the video sharing website. She quit her day job to pursue full time content creation after posting her first video to YouTube.

"I'm so thankful that I'm able to do all of the things that I enjoy," she says.

Ten years later, she is still one of the most prominent beauty and lifestyle experts. Her brand reached cult status almost immediately with its famous baby-blue Jet Lag Mask, and she puts out new episodes weekly on Tuesdays with a lot of impressive guests.

When Summer Fridays began, it took priority over content creation and influencer work. We were able to give up some of our Summer Fridays responsibilities once we hired more people.

It's a lot of work and she considers herself very blessed. She believes that developing systems that help her tackle it all and still have time for herself is of paramount importance.

The image is courtesy of Marianna.

We can see her daily schedule below.

6:30 a.m.: Wake Up

She tries to wake up between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. after getting at least seven hours of sleep. She can have a few hours to herself before she starts working.

When she opens her eyes, she checks her ring for her sleep score. I get really proud of myself if I have a good night's sleep. She doesn't usually make her bed, but now she can't imagine skipping it.

7 a.m.: Morning Routine

She didn't always follow the morning and night time routines. She jumped into her day after waking up. She changed her mind after interviewing many successful people. I was wondering if all of the people that I admire had this morning routine. She had to try and figure out how she wanted to start her day. It doesn't mean that you have to do the same things as someone else.

She uses a blank spiral bound notebook from Target to write in her gratitude journal. "I like to start my day with that mindset because I am so grateful for the opportunities that I have," she says. She gets to do all of these things instead of having to do them.

She likes to use her time to read or listen to something while eating breakfast. She meditates before she gets dressed and starts her day. It's just a few minutes for me to not think of anything because I'm busy all day long.

9 a.m. to 1: p.m.: Work

She tries to work normal office hours even though she is self employed. She time-blocks her days to manage all of her work. She devotes two days a week to Summer Fridays, two days to work on her podcasts, and one day to create content. She works from the office on Summer Fridays and stays at home on the other days.

1 p.m.: Lunch

She tries to have lunch at the same time every day, just like she does outside meetings. Someone said to create your ideal calendar on the internet. She tries not to look at the internet. I am eating my lunch and taking a break.

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Back to Work

The man goes back to work after lunch. She tries to get her work done. There are a lot of meetings on Summer Fridays. She's getting ready for interviews, guests, and recording when she's working on her show. On the last day of her week, she bulk films new content.

She says that every day she's answering emails or creating content.

5:30 p.m.: Events

An important part of being a brand founder is going to events after work. She will go back to her house and get ready if she is in the office. It's important for us to have the support of our friends and fellow creators. She tries to only commit to one or two events a week because they can interrupt her sleep schedule. I use the nights that I don't have an event to have time for myself.

7 p.m.: Closing Routine

After working in a restaurant in college and high school, she implemented the concept of a closing-time shift into her nighttime routine. She says she gets a lot of PR and gift giving. I give myself 30 minutes to clean.

8 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Dinner and TV Time

He eats dinner a few hours before he goes to sleep. She likes to sit on her couch with her dog. While waiting for the new season of "Succession" to come out, she is watching "Drive to Survive", "The Mandalorian", and "Ted Lasso."

She gets her skin-care routine done and is ready to sleep.

10 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Read and Go to Bed

After making herself a cup of tea, she goes to bed and reads a book. She wants to turn off and escape. I just finished reading 'Lessons in Chemistry' She is going to sleep.