Being a mother means many things in life. For myself, it’s important to be peaceful and relaxed so that my children will feel happy and healthy by my side. Since I’m no longer in my twenties and I regularly lack a few hours of sleep, it’s essential to organise myself in order to be ready and prepared for my kids.
In order to start the day off with a positive, happy energy, here are a few of my daily, morning rituals:
– I wake up twenty minutes before my kids in order to do a few simple stretching exercises before getting out of bed. Stretching allows me to wake up gently and get the blood circulating. This feels good on the body and it helps build my energy for the day.
– I take a quick, warm shower and clean my face with the Clinique Pep-Start™ 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser. It’s important to start the day off with fresh, clean skin (and a clear mind!). Afterwards, I apply the Clinique Smart™ Custom-Repair Serum with the Clinique Smart™ Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Custom-Repair Moisturiser (yes, sun protection is a year round necessity ;)). Overall, I try to remain as natural as possible with a no makeup or low maintenance look.
– Every morning, my husband or I prepare a full breakfast to share and eat together as a family. Growing up, my mother always used to say, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”. To add a natural, vitamin boost we always serve our children fresh fruit, a glass of pressed orange juice or a seasonal fruit smoothie.
– After my kids go to school, I relax for a few minutes and drink a cup of tea. I take this moment to make my To Do List with my professional obligations and daily tasks. On my list, I also like to add a few small inspirations: a new restaurant to test, an exhibition to visit with my children, a destination for a future trip, a book or a film to discover, or just a new word or expression to learn. This list stimulates me to get things done and also provides me with a source of motivation.
My daily rituals are fairly simple to implement, and I’m convinced that they are an essential part in keeping a positive attitude, and remaining zen with my family and myself.
Have a good day everyone!
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