Nothing gets me up quicker than a good ol’ newsletter. LOL, hear me out. I know that science says for a better boost in mood, stay away from your phone the moment you wake up. I’m the complete opposite. Take what I say in this post with a grain of salt, but here’s what’s working for me.
When I wake up, the first thing I automatically do is read my morning email subscriptions that were sent in the middle of the night. Now, these ones are different from my spam inbox. LOL, I could get into a whole topic about organizing email inboxes, but that’s for another time. For this post, I’m diving into the newsletter that I live and swear by that has helped me become way more informed than I was a few years ago. It’s a bit overwhelming, so bear with me.
The one that started it all. I love my news fast and to the point. That’s what theSkimm does just for you. The people behind the email make sure to explain even the most complicated topics clearly.
Yes, the Katie Couric. It’s a bit of a longer form of theSkimm tbh. You might see the same news overlap. But you could never have enough news!
The CEO of this newsletter is much younger than me and is goals. As with theSkimm and Wake-Up Call, all the stories are super short. I love the tone of this newsletter the most, it’s like my friend telling me what’s up. I also really enjoy the daily interview with a professional at the end of each email!
Super short. Super quick. 4- 5 recommended music, articles, items you should know.
Recommended if you work in Marketing/Advertising/PR
This one is the for the Marketing lovers. I forgot how I discovered Muse by Clio, but I’m always inspired by the stories in their newsletters. Sometimes they cover a Q&A with a top-level industry maker, or they feature some need-to-know marketing campaigns! I love the ideas that are spewed out from here.
Recommended if you’re into T.V./Movies
Of course, I need my fix of the latest television and movie news. Besides subscribing to Comicbook Now’s daily breaking news alerts, AV perfectly compiles the top news story from the previous day. Might I add, they have some great articles too!
Recommended if you like memes and the top news summarized in one sentence
This is a bit of everything and also one of my all-time favorites. Perf for anyone quick and on the go. They put together the top trending internet happenings (memes, videos, trending everything), celeb news, sports news, industry news, tech news, and everything on the top of everyone’s minds! I find some of my great RT morning content here.
Recommended if you’re trying to expand your vocabulary
A word of the day sent straight to your inbox. Seriously!
Recommended if you like recommendations (a concept!)
Another thing I forgot how I heard about, but every Monday, Claire and Erica list out their top 5 favorite things at the moment. Sound straightforward enough?
For my stay at home lovers!
Ran by Alisha Ramos, Girls’ Night In is a weekly newsletter from the Girls’ Night In staff giving advice, recommendations, things to know, and everything. Again, a sucker for recommendations over here! And at a time where we’re all staying in, it’s 100% relatable.
For those who want to continue learning how to be a better ally
I used to subscribe to the daily email, but if you want to keep learning and continue being an ally, HIGHLY recommend anti-racism Daily. They hit on some relevant topics with calls to action and background of stories that might not get a lot of information.
Again, it might not be ideal for anyone’s morning routine to add that many emails. It’s what works for me. I like to be double educated about what’s going on outside my world, so I keep it that way. Let me know if there’s a newsletter you subscribe to that I should check out. I don’t know where I’ll squeeze that in, but I love hearing what other people are into!
Also, shout out to all my co-workers who would creep in on me and watch me read these. Y’all real ones!