I am 100% a morning person. There is no doubt about it. While I could stay up dancing the night away, I love nothing more than waking up to the sunshine and knowing I have a whole day ahead of me. Over the years I have established a morning ritual. Wake up around 8:00, check social media, delete junk emails and start brewing my cup of coffee. Breakfast usually comes next, along with some time on the couch watching the Today show and answering any quick emails.
Last summer I added one thing to my morning routine that I now cannot live without. It’s called theSkimm. It’s a daily email newsletter in your inbox 6:00am Monday through Friday that can be considered your secret weapon for the day. It breaks down all the news you need to stay in the know and jump into conversation—it’s smart, witty and quick.
Co-founders Danielle & Carly met while studying abroad in college. They reconnected as full-time NBC News producers and began to notice that their smart, successful friends were very short on time and kept asking for quick updates about the news headlines. They saw the opportunity in front of them and left to launch theSkimm in July 2012.
Now, theSkimm is read all over the world. The hilarious references and clever writing make even foreign policy interesting. If you haven’t signed up already, I think it will be a great addition to your morning routine. Every day, while eating my breakfast I spend five minutes Skimming and catching up with what’s happening in the world. My latest favorite breakfast combination is Trader Joe’s Maple Pecan Clusters cereal with a sliced banana and a cup of coffee. I love the crunchy granola clusters and the subtle sweetness from the maple flavor.
I would love to hear–what is included in your morning ritual? Happy Skimming!
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