Morning & Motivational Youtube Channels

Thursday, 25 May 2017

I've been wanting to write an updated version of my favourite Youtube channels for a while now but instead of just listing them, I thought I'd put them into categories. Because I've been waking up earlier I tend to watch more Youtube in the morning now when I'm having my breakfast and I specifically pick out videos on my subscription feed that I know will give me motivation and inspiration for the upcoming day. This tends to be a mixture of vlogs, chatty, food and informative videos that I can really concentrate on because it's the morning and my head isn't filled with the day before. I thought I would construct a little sectioned list of the kind of videos and new subscriptions I tend to watch in the morning:


Vlogs are a perfect way for me to get me motivated for the day. I don't know about you but there's something about watching someone else make a nice breakfast and complete their daily to-do list that make me want to really do the same. Along with the obvious vlog channels I've spoken about like Zoella and The Michelaks, I have had some new ones added to my list recently:

Helen Anderson - Helen's vlogs are so well put together and I love the way she edits them with the over contrast and special effects. You can tell she puts a lot of effort into her videos and uploading everyday is such a task but it really pays off. I love to watch these first thing in the morning with a cuppa and a to-do list at hand because she is the queen of organisation!

Carrie Hope Fletcher - The theatre has always interested me and Carrie's behind the scenes vlogs are so interesting. To hear about the ins and outs of a very complex career and her day to day routine of getting into character and getting ready is so cool. Watching Carrie's career excel makes me much more motivated to get out of bed and excel at my own dream career one day. 


Keira Rose - Although Kiera's vlogs are basically WIEIAD's, her videography skills show a much more unique and diverse way to document the food she ate and you get little snippets of her home life and what she gets up to during the day. Kiera has quickly become one of my favourite Youtubers and I love how she inserts her personality and humour into every one of her vlogs.


I love a good chatty video in the morning. Especially when I've got a bit of time and I can eat my breakfast and sort out what I'm doing that day with a nice one way conversation, this is not weird to me at all. I think being mostly an introvert I like chatty videos because they allow me to just sit back and listen and not join in. I also like to watch these kind of videos when I'm getting ready for the day and putting on my make up. The queens of chat in my subscription feed are:

Louise Pentland - Obviously we all know Louise and her incredibly grounding and laid back style. I love her vlogs equally but I have really been enjoying watching her storytime series, where she just sits infront of the camera and recalls a funny event that happened. They are always side splitting and so cringy in the best possible way.

Bethany Austin - Yep, the blogosphere's very own Curly&Wordy has gone into Youtube and I am loving her content! I think she's bringing a new take on the blogging and video style and linking the two, she talks the same way as you'd read her blog and the topics she has covered so far are very interesting and I'm ever so excited for more content in the same calming and grounding aesthetic. 

Simply-Kenna - I've been watching Kenna for a while now and I love how much her channel and content has grown. Her 'coffee with Kenna' videos make me feel so relaxed and I love to hear her opinions on things from anime to her sexuality which I find so interesting and it's so wonderful to see an Ace influencer thriving from just being herself. 



There isn't a better time to watch food videos than the morning or afternoon when you've got some actual food in front of you. Although I am vegan I tend to watch other cooking based channels quite a lot and just fast forward the meaty parts, they have to be entertaining though. Although Cam & Nina are still king and queen of the vegan recipe vlogs I have been watching a few new people recently:

Honey Bunch of Onion Tops - I found Phoebe through The Mustards and was extremely appealed by her fast and snappy morning content. Her recipes all look super easy and simple and so filling and I love the angles she uses and the way she edits. Perfect videos for making you hungry in the morning.

Sorted Food - Although they're a mostly carnivorous channel, I still love their banter. I like the challenges they do and I am thoroughly enjoying Fridge Cam at the moment. They make food fun and easy and I have picked up so many techniques from them especially how to cut fruit and veg in a fast and safe way. They also have done a few vegan recipes in the past and I like that they acknowledge us as a community. Please do a vegan week for Fridge Cam it would make my life!

Haley Blais - My bae Haley Blais. Her videos are perfect for any time of the day really but I love watching her WIEIAD vids in the morning. Her take on a realistic vegan diet is hilarious but yet still informative and I just love her humour and the way she edits her videos. Be friends with me please Haley. 

Informative ______________________________________________________________________

As I said before I tend to have more headspace in the morning, meaning that I enjoy watching informative videos I really need to concentrate on at this time of day. I like to watch science or psychology based videos, or videos where people express opinions or facts about important things. Sometimes I like to watch videos where a certain issue is addressed and then I can think about the issue and what I can do about it for the rest of the day. I love learning and what better time to do it than in the morning:

Sarah Hawkinson - My psychology BFF (I wish). I love her psychology videos so much and although I already know most of the stuff because we share the same degree, it's interesting to know her opinions on it and she's just so damn good at explaining things! I love her articulation and how she makes psychology accessible to everybody.

Hannah Witton - I love Hannah and her content and I love watching her more informative videos in the morning especially if it's around that certain time of the month. The Hormone Diaries is one of the best 'series' on youtube in my opinion and really, really important. I too came off the pill along with Hannah and I love watching her journey and it's very reassuring to know we share some of the same symptoms. 

Leena Norms - Although I like to watch Lena's videos in the evening as well because they calm me. I like to watch her more informative videos in the morning so I can stew over the issues and take it all in, I love her political videos the most and I love how ballsy she is with what she says and her opinions, I think we could all learn a lot from Leena.

So those are my go-to Youtube channels I watch in the morning. It differs obviously depending what mood I'm in and how much time I have, but I think being presented by this kind of stimulus at the beginning of the day can be really beneficial because obviously your mind is going to be much more open and prepared for the day.

There will be a second post in this series coming soon and I hope it has given you some insight into what channels to watch in the morning, obviously it's down to personal preference though and that's the cool thing about Youtube; you can watch anything at any time of the day.

 Are there any specific channels or types of videos you like to watch in the morning? 



  1. Yes! Thank You for these recommendations, I've recently been watching a lot more YouTube (hello end of exams, no more BBC dramas and inability to afford Netflix) and I've now just added a whole load more to my subscribe list! I love Bethany's blog and can't wait to catch up on some fab videos now - i also love the chatty videos so these recommendation are fab thanks so much!

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

    1. Yasss Youtube is definitely the place to go when you need to relax and Netflix is unnafordable, that's what I did too! There will be another post coming soon about vids I like to watch in the evening so keep your eyes peeled for that!