There are something that I do in the morning, no matter what day it is, where it is and what my schedule is, these things just don't go a stray and get me ready for the day ahead.
First thing I do when I wake up is wash my face with some fresh water, I don't use a cleanser really, I find the ocean and sea salt cleans my skin so well that there really isn't a better natural cleaner than a little bit of exfoliating salty water. Sometimes I wake up 10 minutes earlier to take 10 minutes to myself (thanks to Elise Little Bantam Surf Trainer), I recently downloaded Headspace and have a guided breathing exercise by Elise Carter. A meditation that takes your through step by step really helps!
I usually put my bikinis straight on out of bed, drink 1 to 2 glasses of water with lemon in the morning and then take a tbs of coconut oil and oil pull in the car on the way to the surf...not a lot of people know about this and those that do, know the amazing benefits it has (whiter teeth, clears sinuses, clearer skin, healthy gums etc). A family friend, Jess Ainscough tells you all about it here or mind body green has some really easy read articles here!
I usually then surf for about an hour and a half with friends (this usually leads to a coffee date afterwards with everyone). I actually don't know the last time I didn't surf in the morning. But on the rare occasion that I don't, I'll swim the beach of Mooloolaba with my Mum(its usually about 1km or so) or yoga down the road. If I don't do something active in the mornings, I feel as if I haven't woken up. It gets the blood going, starts your brain functioning and puts you in a better mood! Seriously...when has someone regretted going for a run or quick swim?
Breakfast is always on the mind and is a must! Otherwise I don't function and end up missing half my lectures because I'm falling asleep or it goes straight through the brain. So something fun is usually brain stormed at coffee/tea that morning.
Depending on what day it is, I'll either have training at the OPC at 8am, university at 11, or work for most of the day. Surfing and food comes first, then usually the uni, work, training and study. Right now its pretty scheduled, so these 5 things are the secrets for making my day. How do you start yours?
Well hello and welcome to my blog. I'm currently travelling the globe, surfing, eating, cooking and learning whilst juggling the study of a B.Sc in Nutritional Medicine.
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