I have to be at work at 3 A.M. Preparation the night before saves me. Even when I’m dead tired—and I have a new baby, so I usually am—I shower, lay out my clothes and jewelry, and even put bags in the car that I know I need for work. When my alarm goes off at 2:30 A.M., all I have to do is brush my teeth, put my hair in a ponytail, put on my dress and some boots, and I’m out the door. If I’m organized, I’m less stressed.
—Ariane Aramburo, the morning anchor and the executive producer of The Morning Edition, at KTUU, the NBC affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska.