WRITER: ONA RIHU
PICTURE: CATARINA BÖCKERMAN
1. Take time for yourself
We all have busy lives at times, and it’s totally fine if you can’t take an extra hour for yourself every morning. But having that one extra hour really makes a difference in your mood and productivity for the day, even if you only do it occasionally.
2. Stay offline
Allow yourself to wake up slowly without any distractions from social media. Let your mind wander and make the choice to have a good day. Try to avoid using social media for one hour after waking up. Checking your social media first thing in the morning gives your brain an endorphin rush, basically reward for doing nothing. This will lower your motivation to get things done during the day since you’ve already started your day with a reward.
3. Ground yourself
Grounding yourself is key to having a productive day. Whether it be yoga, meditating, sun gazing, getting in touch with nature or all of the above, being in the moment allows you to listen to your true intuition and set the tone for the day.
4. Cleanse & moisturize
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Pampering yourself and giving your skin some well-needed attention gives your subconscious mind a signal of self-love and self-worth. Use products that are made from high-quality natural ingredients, and don’t feel bad if you can’t always DIY. There are plenty of gorgeous organic cosmetic brands out there, like Jurlique for example. Treat yourself with their luxurious antioxidant oil blend and your skin will thank you later.
5. Hydrate & Nourish
Taking care of your body is just as important as taking care of your mind. Your body is your vessel, and if you feel unwell it will reflect on all aspects of your life. Start your morning with hot lemon water and let the vitamin C nurture your system. Proceed to have a healthy breakfast filled with nutrients to reward yourself for taking this time to nourish your goddess self.
This article was made in collaboration with Jurlique