These Are Morning Routines Successful People Swear By
Harry Jameson (Performance Coach)
As a performance coach, this area fascinates me and I have given many lectures on the habits and behaviours of high-perfoming individuals, so it's an area I am very well-versed in. There are a lot of successful people who have daily rituals and routines that they swear by. Mark Wahlberg famously gets up at 2:30am every morning and has worked out, meditated and played golf all before taking his kids to school.
I personally follow a morning wake up regime of meditation, spoken gratitude, manifestation, coffee and cardio, and defiantly advocate routine and structure to my clients in order to build positive and healthy habits, I think it’s vital.
Ed Foy (Co-founder of PRESS)
I am a practitioner of the Wim Hof Method, so the first thing I do when I wake up are some breathing exercises. This involves breathing in deeply and exhaling rapidly 30 to 40 times followed by a full exhale and breath hold with no air in the lungs. I do four or five sets of this breathing routine. I then head to the kitchen for a cup of celery juice with a hint of spinach, and my morning ends with a nutritious green smoothie, which comprise of Greenhouse 3, avocado, banana and our delicious plant-based smoothie blend, Morning Ritual.
The Wim Hof Breathing Tutorial:
(Note: I do this on my couch or on the floor. Never do this in a place that may be unsafe.)
Natalia (From Natalia Botanicals)
I start my day by brushing my teeth, oil pulling and using a copper tongue scraper followed by a weekly Manuka honey face mask, which I leave on for 10 minutes to deep clean my pores without stripping my skin. I don't eat or drink anything before I have a glass of warm water with lemon to wake my digestion, but not shock my system. I keep my phone on airplane mode from the night before whilst I sit in my studio, play meditation frequencies (usually 417 Hz) and scan my body for tension with one hand placed on the located area and the other holding my crystals. Setting this short amount of time aside for myself has made all the difference to my mental health.
Juicing has been a huge part of my autoimmune healing journey with Ulcerative Colitis as it takes the pressure off my digestion and allows faster nutrient absorption. I love a low-GI green juice combining cucumber, celery, romaine lettuce, lemon, turmeric, ginger and adaptogens to balance blood sugar levels. My recent favourite is a sachet of Shiva Strength with ingredients such as Chaga, Maca and Reishi for immunity, energy and a calm mind.
Lily Soutter (PRESS' In-House Nutritionist)
As soon as I wake up, I head straight to the kitchen to make breakfast. I start my day with a PRESS London Greenhouse 3 as there is something so refreshing and invigorating about starting the day with a cool green juice. I then make a big bowl of porridge with oat milk; I’m a creature of habit and end up having the same breakfast every day. Oats are a fibre rich source of slow release energy and provide sustained fuel to my body and brain. I also take a probiotic each morning and vitamin D throughout the winter.