#IWokeUpLikeThisNovember 04, 2014
Some of you who read the magazine Vogue - which I don't regularly by the way - have probably read this series of articles with the hashtag #IWokeUpLikeThis. The hashtag is a trend lately, and Vogue decided to jump the bandwagon by asking celebrities about their morning rituals and such.
Since I am a person with a strict morning routine, and because I loved the questions asked in the article, I decided to have a go with this at my blog aswell. Some of you have asked me about my morning routine actually, and with this I would hit two birds with one stone.
I take my vitamin supplements and drink a large glass of water with fresh, organic lemon juice. This, because it helps detoxing the body.
Drink this on an empty stomach, absolutely first thing in the morning. It not only detoxicates your body, but it helps weight loss and it freshens your skin and breath. Make sure the water is lukewarm and not cooked, because that will remove the benefits of lemon water. I do this every day and it really helps. It has much more benefits, and whenever you have the time then look it up!
Early bird or a night owl?
Definitely an early bird. I love the morning and I have trouble with sleeping till late. Such a waste of time and day... and the morning is really beautiful! It feels as if the world belongs to me for as long as the silence lasts. Even though I live in the middle of the city, it's só quiet in the morning here and I take advantage of that.
What time do you like to get up in the morning?
Mostly around 08.00 or 08.30. I have never been able to lay around in bed for long. I am a very energetic and active person. I don't like to waste time. When it's sunday I try to stay in bed a little longer but it never works.
It really depends. I have a weird sleeping schedule and I sometimes suffer insomnia for months. When I have slept terribly, I sometimes dó press the snooze button, but only if I have a free day that is. If I have slept good, I have no problems with getting up quickly if my alarm goes off.
What is your morning beauty regime?
Wash my face and apply a moisturizer with SPF 6, I brush my teeth, floss and use mouthwater.
What do you do to prepare mentally for the day?
I do some meditation and on tuesdays I do pilates. Helps to keep the body supple.
When it comes to deciding what to wear in the morning, do you plan ahead?
Usually the evening before. I do this, because when I don't I spend my entire day contemplating what to wear.
What is your breakfast of choice?
A green smoothie and preferably the Glowing Green Smoothie. Lately I am drinking a lot of kale smoothies.
I also have two cups of coffee to get me started, which are followed by a cup of green tea. When I am still hungry I'll have some avocado with black truffled sea salt and a cup of herb tea. Herb tea is a good beverage to satiate the feeling of hunger. Try it!
- handful kale
- 1 tablespoon Chia seed
- 1 apple, diced
- 1 pear, diced
- 1 banana, sliced
- bit of fresh Parsley
First add the kale to the blender and blend. Add the apple and blend again.
Then add the pear and blend. Add the banana and blend again.
Add the parsley and blend until you have a smooth consistency.
How much time do you give yourself to prepare for your day in the morning?
Usually 30 minutes.
Outline your routine for a typical morning
Getting up and wash my face with a splash of cold water followed by a dab of rose water, another splash of cold water, and then some cream. I then make breakfast and read the newspaper.
How important is a morning ritual for you?