The Best Products To Add Into Your Morning Routine
We have all heard of a morning routine before. You might even have one! A morning routine is the best way to start the day off right. Since we live in a time of technology and everything being made easier and more convenient, it makes sense that we would add products and technology into your morning routines to make them better!
But how are you supposed to know what’s good and what you should pass on? There are so many wellness products out there that seem like a good idea but ultimately are a waste of money. I’m not here to waste all of your hard-earned money!!
So, let’s chat about morning routines and what’s worth purchasing to add into your routine!
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Why you need a morning routine
When I tell you that everyone needs a morning routine, I mean EVERYONE. I don’t care when you wake up but gosh darn it, have some kind of routine.
I was just talking to a friend about this and she told me that she wakes up and then logs into work and then that’s it! She goes through the day with no real purpose and then feels bad when nothing productive was done. The worst part… she knows she could easily change that!
So we chatted about starting a morning routine. Just something simple like a set wake-up time (a little earlier than she wakes up now), eating a small breakfast, drinking water, doing a quick meditation, and getting dressed!
It’s as simple as that!
Having a morning routine sets you up for your day. It allows you to move into your daily tasks with purpose. You feel energized and ready to work. It even helps you be more productive overall because once you’ve done one thing (like get dressed) you may as well keep going!
So if you don’t have even a basic morning routine, get on it girl! Send me a DM on Instagram and I’ll even help ya!
4 things I think you need to do in the morning
Everyone is different and has different needs. For example, I’m the kind of person that wakes up feeling hungry. I need to eat asap or else. Some people don’t feel that way at all so eating first thing isn’t necessary. It’s all about how you feel!
However, there are some non-negotiable things that I think everyone should be doing for a great morning. Let’s talk about them.
If you keep water beside your bed at night, grab that thing and drink it when you sit up to get out of bed! Start the day with hydration!!
Start small with a small glass and work your way up. I know drinking water isn’t always fun and it doesn’t taste as yummy as a coffee BUT drinking cold water first thing in the morning can have the same effects as drinking a cup of coffee!
I don’t even drink coffee anymore (maybe the odd Starbucks treat but I honestly don’t NEED it).
Something to get your brain going
Yes, this is vague but also, everyone is different!! This could be something like journaling, reading, listening to a podcast, drawing, moving your body, writing a to-do list, or whatever else wakes your brain up!
Takes 5 minutes to activate your beautiful brain so you are ready to take on the day. There’s nothing worse than driving to work and feeling like a zombie because the first “brain work” of the day is driving. How horrible!
Move your body
Now, I don’t necessarily mean a full-on workout. If you are a morning workout person, good for you! Keep doing that!
Everyone else – I mean stretching, yoga, a quick walk, some jumping jacks, or whatever else moves you.
It doesn’t need to be long! I do a super quick stretch. A little arms, legs, stretch out the back and the neck. Takes me like 3 minutes but it feels good and then I feel more limber.
No phone time
I started not looking at my phone in the morning for the first 30 minutes that I’m awake and it really helped my mental health and productivity!
There’s nothing worse than waking up and immediately getting stuck on TikTok for 30 minutes… what a waste of time!
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Products to add into your morning routine
So, we talked about some non-negotiable things I personally think you should include in your morning routine. Now, let’s talk about the awesome products and gadgets you can add for ease and honestly just for fun!
I asked some of you on Instagram to share some of your favorite products so you might see them in this list! Yay for community participation 🙌🏻
Hatch sunrise alarm clock
This is such a cool device! Not only does it serve as an alarm clock but it also makes calming sounds, has multiple lighting functions (sunset, sunrise, soft light for reading), and a night/ morning routine can be programmed into it.
It gradually wakes you up with nice sounds and a “sunrise” which is supposed to allow your body to wake up more naturally and limit a huge spike in cortisol levels (aka stress hormones).
A few of you suggested this product on Instagram. Let’s just say it’s sitting in my cart as I write this!
If you don’t have a ton of time or energy to journal in the morning but want to get your brain started, try the 5-minute journal.
The name says it all – it takes 5 minutes and starts your day off in a good way. I’m sure you’ve heats of this before (it’s pretty popular) but if you’ve been thinking about grabbing one, here’s your sign!
It seems like every person and their dog has one of these cups!! They are huge so it makes for a great water bottle.
Put this beside your bed at night so you can get your water in right away in the morning! Remember, water can wake you up just as much as a coffee can.
Want to get some steps in but don’t want to walk outside in the dark or all alone? I got you!
I recently purchased this mini stepper and let me tell you… I LOVE IT! It’s perfect for a light workout or just to get a few steps in.
Hop on the mini stepper in the morning while you watch a show or YouTube video. It’s quiet so it’s perfect for early morning or apartment livers!
If you are a coffee drinker try Mushroom coffee!!
Mushroom coffee has less caffeine which is healthier in general. You don’t need all that caffeine! Mushroom coffee has also been shown to improve your immune system, reduce cholesterol, and is high in antioxidants!
How convenient are these?! There’s no reason not to make a healthy smoothie when these blenders exist.
You can use them at home or take them on the go! The perfect way to speed up your morning while still getting your nutrients in.
Clever fox planner
My favorite planner ever! Every morning I quickly flip this open and make a couple of notes of what needs to be done during the day. I also spend a couple of minutes tracking my habits from the day before!
This planner has helped me stay on track with my habits more than anything else ever has.
Where are my anxious girlys at?? Sometimes you just need to take some CBD to calm down. I love these CBD gummies because they taste great!
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No drip cleansing cuffs
Isn’t it the worst when you’re washing your face in the sink and then your arms are soaking wet? It’s probably one of the worst things ever.
Use these cuffs to solve that problem so you can make your morning go a bit smoother (and dryer).
If you need to bring some positivity to your morning, try a gratitude journal.
It only takes a few minutes but the way you’ll feel afterward is so worth it.
Want a better and more convenient clean? Your teeth will thank you and you’ll be happier that you don’t need to put all the effort in.
It’s funny how electronic toothbrushes used to be the coolest things ever and now they’re back!!
I like this one because it TIMES YOU! No more wondering if you’ve brushed enough because the toothbrush will let you know. How smart!
Something I’ve started this year is taking greens! I simply don’t get enough greens in naturally so it was a no-brainer to add them into my morning routine.
I tried several brands and the taste… horrendous. Finally, I found BioSteel sports greens!! They actually taste good and I look forward to my morning green drink now.
Creating a morning routine that works for you is most important. There are some things that everyone would benefit from, like movement, less screen time, and drinking more water!
However, everyone is also different so having a personal blender might be a game changer to you but to someone else, it wouldn’t be!
It’s all about finding ways to make your life better and more convenient so you can do the things you care about.
What kind of things do you have in your morning routine? Would you add any of these products into it?
I use that exact 5 minute journal, my daughter gave it to me. Love it.
Such a good one!!
I really love this post. Something else I’d like to add to. The list is definitely essential oils because I feel like they helped to make my morning a lot more relaxing. I’m definitely going to invest in a personal blender because I personally like to drink green juices, but don’t want to inconvenience my house.
Oooo essential oils is a great one!! And yup, I feel that haha I always worry about waking up my household with the blender 😂
Love this routine and so many great products!! Love the clock and planner. Checking those out and more!
So happy to hear that!
Thanks for sharing your morning routine. I know how important it is to drink water but often times have to remind myself to drink water sooner. My toddler keeps me pretty busy but I need to do better.
Its hard sometimes! You’re doing great 🙂
I need to get better at skipping the phone in the morning. Mornings go so fast, so I’d appreciate those extra minutes.
The phone one is so hard!! We are super addicted to our phones
I love that you have included a sunrise alarm. This is THE BEST purchase I made for my morning life! I can’t suggest it enough to people!
Ahhh I’m so happy to hear that!!
I’m a tea drinker and I’ve started stretching while I wait for the kettle to boil and the tea to steep. Big improvement over scrolling!
That is so awesome!
Having routines help me stay consistent with my goals and feel less overwhelmed throughout my day. What works for me is getting a good life planner that has journaling space and other activities built right in. I use the Helm Planner every morning and it has been so good for lowering my stress and improving my mood. Definitely recommend it! Thanks for sharing this post!
What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing ❤
Great routine suggestions! I like the water and the electric toothbrush suggestions the best! Great tips!