Becoming a Morning(ish) Person

Becoming a Morning(ish) Person

Mornings can be rough. To liven your spirits, here is a list of simple ways to make your wakeup calls more enjoyable—because it’s the little rituals that can have a big impact over time.

Make a nice breakfast

It can be tempting to grab a banana on the way out the door and call it a meal, but instead, try setting aside a few minutes for a heartier breakfast: think yogurt and granola, toast drizzled with olive oil and salt, or a smoothie. It provides you with a few minutes of mindful eating before you start your hustle.

Take an exercise class

Yes, everyone says this, but seriously: you can get up early and get it done. It’s such a mental thing to think you can’t get up early. Sure, it’s a struggle to get out of bed, but once you’re out, you’re up for the day—and then, after a long shift at work, you get to relax. Try booking a class the night before so that you are more motivated to get up and go to it.

Read a newsletter

Try signing up for The New York Times Morning Briefing—it’s free and gives you a complete overview of what’s going on in the world. You can read it while in bed to warm your brain up before taking on the day.

Shower with Eucalyptus

Why not make a shower something to look forward to? By rubbing a few drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil between your palms and inhaling, you create a mini spa moment for yourself. Win.

Put on music

Before you hop in the shower or while you’re getting dressed, put on some tunes. Upbeat music can help set your intention for the day, plus it’s fun. Glossier’s Get Ready With Me playlist is great for a solo morning dance session.

Diffuse citrus oils

We love diffusing citrus oils like Grapefruit, Sweet Orange, or Lemon to naturally wake up in the morning. Opt for one of those, or go with our citrus blend, Boost, which was designed to be diffused in the background while you brew your morning coffee.

Use a face oil you love

Our Dynamic Skincare system is designed to provide you with a face oil catered to your skin and its needs. Think of a face oil as armour for your skin, so that you can get out there and take on the day.