Health

11 tips on how to make the most out of your mornings

Health,personal,18 February 2018

Never ever go to bed without washing your face! It has a greater effect on your skin than you think and your evening routine helps you calm down, care for yourself and clean off the day.

Air out your bedroom and create a cozy environment to sleep in. Cool and fresh air makes it easier to calm down and fall asleep and clean sheets is true luxury.

Don’t overdo on the salt at night. Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks, but as I’m sensitive to salt I blow up easily. I feel much better in the morning when I eat something healthy before I go to bed. I try to stick to eating quite neutral tastes because I find that strong spices disturb my sleep.

Skip alcohol. If you feel better without alcohol in your life don’t be afraid to quit drinking completely.  At least cutting down a little probably doesn’t hurt anyone?

Less screen time at night. Yeah, yeah, it’s easier said than done, but I notice a big difference in the quality of my sleep if I expose myself to screen time before going to bed. Podcasts or audio books are much better options for me.

Go to bed on time and wake up earlier than you have too and forbid yourself to hit the snooze button! Waking up without feeling stressed is the best feeling in the world and the greatest start to a new day. Light a candle, listen to the radio and do your morning routine without being in a rush. Remind yourself that it won’t take you more than five minutes to feel awake. Even 10 minutes extra gives me a more harmonic start to my day and mood.

Shower in the morning. This is of course very individual, but my day gets a much better start if I take time to shower in the morning. I feel fresh and clean and ready to take on the day. It’s weird how much energy only that gives me.

Wake up to a clean and organized environment. The thought of dirty dishes and toys everywhere gives me anxiety; therefore, I try to clean up at night so I can wake up to a new day with peace of mind.

If you’re feeling stressed out at night write down your thoughts and to-do’s. Collecting your thoughts on paper makes it easier to let go and calm down.

Make the bed! When I was a child my mum was anal about making the beds every morning. If the bed isn’t made when I get home at the end of the day it makes me feel sloppy and lazy. I feel much more productive when I make the bed before leaving the house in the morning.

Start with the most critical thing that has to get done that day.” Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” -Mark Twain

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Pictures by Juuli Rönkä

relax it’s Monday

Fashion,Health,Motherhood,Outfit,27 November 2017

Starting this week slowly and in the best way possible. Been single parenting for a week and today my other half is finally back. I’ve handled everything well and that I’m proud of. Being able to study, work and perform well at home is a handful, but sometimes manageable, it seems. Strict rules and routines for both me and the kids is what keeps us all sane. Here is a list of short and easy tips I try to follow to stay organized:

Set a bedtime. Not only for the kids, but most importantly for yourself. My bedtime is 10 pm sharp. By then I have to be in bed. Although, I allow myself to scroll through Instagram, read or listen to a podcast for fifteen minutes or so.

Make lists. Every night I make a list of my most important to- dos for the next day.

Focus. When it’s time to complete the tasks of the day I turn off everything. I don’t look at my phone and try to focus on what I need to be focusing on whether it’s school work, emails, blog or accounting.

Time off. When you’ve planned to be off mode, do so. I work when my kids are at daycare and with the nanny. When I pick them up I cook, play and try to be present. Of course, I also take care of chores at home, but I don’t work. When the kids are asleep for the night I open my lap-top and check off some more of my tasks for the day, but only for an hour or so.

Go out and invite friends over. Isolation is not my thing. I go crazy if I sit home for an entire day with the kids. No matter how tired or unsocial I feel I force myself to get out. Jumping in puddles, visit the library, shop groceries or invite to playdates. I love inviting friends over, but I have a rule not to put pressure on myself to clean before. No-one cares if it’s perfect or not. It never is anyways.

Minimize pressure. If life gets overwhelming I always downgrade and simplify. I choose to lower the standards and demands. When I’m alone I concentrate on the kids and try to work less. Luxury of being my own boss and an entrepreneur I know, but I let myself recharge and then I work twice as hard and much when I feel I can. When I have an exam week I order food or cook in larger batches and let the kids watch a movie. No-one is at their best hundred percent of the time. Good enough has to be and is good enough at times.

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