Danielle Copperman, model and founder of Qnola, tells Raw Press three things she does - and three things she avoids - in the morning in order to #wakeupwell.
three things not to do in the morning:
1. screen time and scrolling. avoid checking social media first thing in the morning. focus on your life, and your day!
2. rush. dont start the day with stresses.
3. coffee. they are many more nourishing ways to wake your body up in the mornings. i love coffee as much as the next person but i prefer reishi, ginger, turmeric and lemon or maca in hot water much more!
three things to start doing more of in the morning:
1. go slow and breath. set your alarm 30 minutes earlier, even if this means lying in bed for 30 minutes, it will still mean you adjust more gradually to being away, and will give you time to think about the day ahead. it will also mean you won't have to rush, you will have more time to get ready and leave the house on time. so this will help you with number 2 above. listen to your favourite music, meditate, stretch or just enjoy the company of any loved ones that are around you.
2. have a good breakfast, but only if you're hungry. dont shove down any old thing whilst rushing out of the door. tune into your body, figure out how it is feeling and what it needs and then nourish it in the best way. sometimes this may only be a hot drink, or a more filling liquid meal like a smoothie or a juice, which will be easy on your sleepy digestion but powerfully nutritious. we love Qnola as it is the easiest, quickest cereal option filled with superfoods, high in protein and packed with healthy fats and antioxidants.
3. move. try to be active even if you just do some stretching in your bedroom. its not just good for keeping in shape but has positive effects on mood, mind, brain function, digestion and overall metabolism.
Danielle Copperman is the founder of food, travel and lifestyle blog Model Mange Tout and Quinoa Based Breakfast Brand Qnola. Also a full time model, Danielle splits her time between fashion shoots, recipe development, writing, editing and running her business. Although she follows a gluten free, dairy free and sugar free diet, she believes that no amount of healthy habits or health foods can really make you feel well, if your body and mind aren't aligned and balanced. She believes that the key to living well is being mentally aware and able to make decisions suitable and personal to your own life. No one diet fits all, and through eating only natural ingredients provided by the Earth, it is about finding what works for you during particular stages of your journey.