Last year, I overhauled my morning routine in the universal attempt to get out of the rut that was 2020. I started journaling, DIYing celery juice, and stretching before the workday started. For a while, this morning makeover made me feel like a brand new woman. The journaling helped me stay motivated, the celery juice helped my digestion, and stretching helped my body wake up. But after a while, these things just started to feel, well, boring. Journaling seemed uninspiring, celery juice started tasting bland, and stretching felt like a chore. The truth is that sometimes, even when habits and routines are good for us, they can start to feel mundane.
Mornings are hard, and getting out of your warm, cozy bed for the stressful day that awaits you is even harder. But we all deserve to wake up every morning feeling energized, excited, and happy. The trick (besides getting a full seven to nine hours of sleep the night before): making your mornings a little more special. If your usual morning routine feels boring, shop the products below that will make you excited to get out of bed (no celery juice necessary).
These genius little rollers are my secret weapon for getting out of bed in the morning or staying energized throughout the day. If I need a little more energy (like right before a big meeting or if I'm feeling an afternoon slump), I pull out the Energy Roller from my desk drawer for an instant boost. I also keep the Calming Roller by my bed to use before I sleep or whenever I'm feeling anxious or stressed. Massaging it into my temples or on pulse points can make a huge difference in my mood, thanks to 75mg of CBD per roller and essential oils. Both of these rollers work on a topical level to relieve pressure points, regulate mood, and ease topical discomfort. Trust me, you're going to want both.
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If the only thing you look forward to when your alarm clock goes off is your first cup of coffee, this one's for you. Whether you can't function before you've had it or the first sip is the best part of your morning, coffee is a good reason to get out of bed. Try this programmable machine that you set to start brewing right before your alarm goes off, so there's less time between the minute your eyes open and your very first sip of the day.
Reality check: Of course you're not going to want to get out of bed if you have to change from cozy PJs to stiff jeans or uncomfortable trousers. Whether you're back in the office or still rocking workwear while working from home, these ankle pants are cozy enough to feel like loungewear but chic enough to pair with any button-up for even your most serious meeting days. Order a few pairs because they're all you're going to want to wear.
TBH, while celery juice is still a practice I love, the ritual started feeling so boring because it just took a lot of work (I mean, homemade green juice every morning? I'm exhausted just thinking about it!). If you're like me and love the feeling of taking care of your body but hate the effort it takes, I have the answer for you. 8Greens is an Everygirl editor favorite because of the delicious taste, amazing nutrients, and plant ingredients. Add to a cup of water and enjoy!
What's more motivating to get out of bed than knowing you're going to have a great hair day? Even if you don't have time to fit in a full face mask or bubble bath in the morning (who does?), you can still take some time to pamper yourself by getting ready for your day. This hot air brush is not only easier and less steps than a full blow dry and curling routine, but you'll also have that just-got-a-blowout look throughout the rest of your day. Now that's worth waking up for.
Speaking of pampering yourself, if you don't look forward to your morning skincare routine, it's time to make some changes. This clean and sustainable serum contains a high concentration of vitamin C (hello, glow!), but it more importantly contains a clean caffeine to wake up and energize the face. Think of it like a cup of coffee for your skin (because it deserves coffee too!). Apply under a moisturizer and SPF for a skincare routine that will get you out of bed.
Let's be real: The best part of mornings is breakfast. If you're a smoothie-on-the-go kind of girl or have the same avocado toast every morning, no wonder your mornings are boring. You can DIY the breakfast sandwich of your dreams, thanks to one easy, simple step. Trust me, the smell of eggs, bacon, and english muffins alone will be enough to get you out of bed.
One of the changes in my morning routine that has stuck is frothing my creamer. It sounds like such a simple step, but frothed milk immediately turns a cold cup of coffee into a decadent latte or delicious cappuccino. My coffee is no longer a necessity—it's my favorite morning luxury.
Tired of the same boring planner and to-do lists? Same. When you sit down to write out your to-do list and create your schedule, make it a ritual you'll look forward to instead of another mundane moment in your day. This wellness journal helps you track things like sleep, meals, and self-care, and it also gives you space to gratitude journal and record feelings for a practice that's much more inspiring than "all-staff meeting at 1 p.m." or "finish folding laundry."
Getting out of bed is often so hard because it also means getting out of your cozy, comfy pajamas. So what if your outfit for the day was even more cozy and comfy than your old camp T-shirt? If you're working from home or lounging around the house on the weekends, lay out this dreamy set for an OOTD that will feel better than any pajamas you've ever had.
If waking up feels more painful than actually getting out of bed, the fix might be as simple as changing your alarm clock. Forget the annoying ringers on your iPhone or sound machine. No matter when you wake up, you can wake up with the sun, thanks to this soothing and gentle light that mimics the sunrise to wake you up naturally and peacefully.
If you're one of those people who don't feel fully awake until you take a shower, make sure your shower routine is enough to get you excited for the mornings. PSA: Morning showers should not just be a quick shampoo. All it takes is a minute to pamper yourself from head to toe. This non-toxic scrub not only feels luxurious on the body, but it's also made with coffee grounds so you can get your caffeine fix before you even brush your teeth.
Think about when you were a kid. What was the one thing that got you out of bed before a long day of pop quizzes and multiplication? That's right, Fruit Loops or Cap'n Crunch. Since you're now a grown adult and know better than to call sugary cereal a nutritious meal, you can still get the excitement of a tasty bowl of cereal (that won't give you a sugar crash) with to Magic Spoon. With clean ingredients, high protein, and no gluten, grains, soy, sugar alcohols, or anything artificial, your childhood favorite is better than ever.
If all else fails and no breakfast, beauty product, or cozy clothing can get you excited about your mornings, look to inspo from the experts. From motivating morning routines to tips for waking up easier, this must-read will give you all the inspiration you need for how to make your mornings a little more exciting.
This post contains a sponsored inclusion of Equilibria, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.