We all have the same number of hours in the day as Kim Kardashian West, but it’s safe to say she’s accomplishing more than us (raises hand). Here at Poosh, we wanted to know how she’s able to do it all, so we reached out to mom, wife, law student, and founder of KKW Beauty, KKW Fragrance, and SKIMS to find out how she manages each role in the span of 24 hours. With a beauty and solutionwear empire under her
belt SKIMS, she proves determination and hard work have big payoffs.
Scroll down for the full KKW Poosh interview, and get inspired.
What does your morning look like, and how do you prioritize what you're going to work on each day?
KKW: On a general day, I wake up at 5:45 a.m. for my workout at 6 a.m. I’ll pick out my workout clothes the night before. I keep it basic and pretty much wear the same thing all the time, and then I work out for about an hour.
Let’s say it’s a school day. I’ll wake the kids up at 7:05 a.m., and we’ll all have breakfast together. I’ll get the kids ready and then take them to school, come back, and start my day. Usually, we’re filming, and we have to get ready in hair and makeup, so I’ll have glam at 9:30 a.m. and I’m ready to film by 11 a.m. Or I’ll have meetings and just start my day.
In a perfect world, I love to go to bed early, but because I’ve been studying for law school, I spend my nights reading. The day usually consists of me going into the law office a few times a week, and then I film our show. Most nights I’m done after dinner, and I get the kids ready for bed and read books and put them to sleep. Then it’s back to studying for me until about 11 p.m.
Do you have any organizational methods that you swear by?
KKW: Everything is super organized in my house—micromanaged to the minute. Like I mentioned earlier, I will lay my clothes out the night before so when I sleep in, I’ll wake up at 5:53 instead of 5:45, and I just know my outfit is there. I have a toothbrush and my toothpaste all ready to go laid out by my sink. I just have to brush my teeth and go to the gym.
Luckily, everything I do is pretty close by in Calabasas. I try to keep everything as local as possible and make sure that I spend enough time doing the things that I really want to do, like waking my kids up, getting them ready for school, having breakfast with them, and dropping them off at school, because those things will keep me sane when I’m overworked.
How do you handle feeling overwhelmed?
KKW: I’ve been a huge fan of CBD ever since I started feeling overwhelmed, which came with starting law school and having a fourth baby. It was a combination of feeling like I’m not going to have time for myself and thinking this is going to be too overwhelming and not really believing in myself that I can do it or surrounding myself with the people who can help. Whether that’s knowing that my kids are taken care of when I’m studying—when you’re a mom, you’re always worried about your kids—or making sure I have time for my husband and everyone else who’s important to me.
I started taking CBD, and it really changed things for me. It calms me down automatically. Once the baby came and school started, I realized I can handle this and it’s not as bad as I thought. I think you have to take it situation by situation and really make sure that you don’t overwhelm yourself and remember to do things for yourself.
I know it might sound silly, but I used to get facials and massages once a week. I went months and months without any self-care or doing things for myself. So I booked a facial and a massage and it just felt nice to take time for myself. I made sure the kids were either at my sister’s or busy. Carving out time for self-care (no matter what it is) is always important.
Do you ever find yourself unmotivated? And if so, how do you get yourself out of a funk?
KKW: There are times when I feel unmotivated. But honestly, I’m kind of the opposite … I like to be on my toes. I like a challenge, and I find myself to be extremely mentally strong, but this year I was definitely tested, maybe the most I’ve ever been, taking on all of these responsibilities. Coming out on the other side though, and knowing I can do it, is always an amazing feeling. First year wasn’t so bad. We finished it. We got through it. OK. Three more to go. The baby is here. And he’s the calmest baby I’ve ever had, so he’s really helping me out, and everything is just working on my side.
What do you want to poosh yourself to do more of?
KKW: I would like to study more. I know that sounds crazy, but when you study the law the way that I do, you have to also work. The ultimate goal in doing it this way is that you can work with the law firm. I work with cut50, which does a lot of justice reform work, and I basically intern with them while someone is there teaching me so hopefully, I can ultimately get a job at the firm. I want to poosh myself to study hard. I just wish there were more hours in a day, where I can study more and read more.
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