DAILY ROUTINES 

Hi guys! I have to admit something… I forgot to take photos during the day I was supposed to do the “My Day” post, so this post is more about my everyday routines with pictures mixed from 2 days. Hope you like it anyway! <3 

06:45. Time to wake up. During the week I try to wake up at the same time every morning to keep a good routine, which is between 06:30 – 07:00. As I might have mentioned I’m a morning person and love the silence and stillness in the early mornings. It’s my “own time” of the day. 

I always start the day with a lot of water + one of the following, depending on what I have at home (and if I have the energy to clean the juicer or not); 

lemon water with apple cider vinegar/ celery juice with lemon or two spoons of the SuperElixir Green powder mixed with water.

At the moment I’m having the celery juice, which I have been drinking for about 2 months now. 

And after that I have my first cup of coffee <3


08:00 Time to move. I love to workout in the morning and strive to do it 3 – 5 times a week, depending on my energy levels and schedule.

Working out gives me a great energy and inspiration for the day. At the moment I’m doing a lot of yoga and running and I love the fact that Sagayoga ( a yoga studio) is only a couple minutes from our place so it doesn’t take much to drag my ass there in the morning.  

Remember: It is very important to listen to your body and rest when you need to. Don’t feel the stress to workout just because “you have to”. Be kind to yourself and your body. There are weeks when I have 0 energy and during those weeks I try to go for long walks, do relaxing yoga and just rest. You can’t always be on top and that is okey. 

After my yoga I take a shower, make myself ready and have breakfast. 

And then it’s time to study/work (and some more coffee). Most of the time I study at home, but every now and then I go to some coffee shop for the day. If I have anything work related I either sit here, editing photos or then I’m somewhere creating content/taking photos.

13:00 Lunch. I usually eat lunch around 13:00 and it’s often a salad or smoothie bowl. This one was from Cotelette Et Caviar that is located at Kapteeninkatu 24. It might not look as much, but it was very good. They also have a really good lasagne if you are in the mood for that! Other good and healthy lunch places in Helsinki are Hey Poke, Mat, Green Hippo, Relove, Pupu, Moko, Paulig Kulma, Kippo and Jungle Juice Bar.



After my lunch I continue with whatever’s on the agenda that day. Working home can be a bit lonely sometimes so I’m usually trying to have breakfast/lunch with a friend or meet up with someone in the afternoon. Regarding my diet routine I always have some snack in the afternoon – carrots and hummus is my go to or an apple with peanut butter or some crispbread.

In the evening we usually make dinner together with Jonas, eating in front of the tv, in the sofa. I honestly can’t remember when we last had dinner in our kitchen, haha. If I’m still hungry later I have a snack or some chocolate. 

This is a very typical day for me. For me it is important to try to find the time for the following things during the week (+ work/studies): workouts, quality time with friends and Jonas, enough sleep, some me time and healthy eating. I try to strive for a balance – that is when I fell the best.

I hope you enjoyed the post and have had a great weekend! Talk to you soon <3


HI APRIL 

Hi there,

Hope you have had a good Monday <3 April is finally here and I’m excited, it is one of my favourite months. The spring has arrived, it’s me and my boyfriend’s birthday (yes we are born on the same day, the same year haha) and there is a lovely positive vibe in the air – it feels like people are generally happier during spring, don’t you think? I also have some new fun projects coming up which I’m really excited about. I already told you guys about one of them, you who follow me on Instagram probably saw that I’m the new ambassador for Palms and Berries Acai. I’m so excited and grateful to be a part of the Palms and Berries team! It is the first, and only, frozen açai available in Finland and it tastes so good. We have all kinds of fun stuff planed and you get to, of course, follow along! 

I got a wish from one of my readers ( I love it when you send me DMs with thoughts, comments etc. regarding the blog <3 ) that it would be fun if I shared my daily routines with you, so I thought I would do a “My Day” kind of post some day during this week. Although my days are pretty different from day to day, I will try to pick a typical day for me.

I hope you had a peaceful weekend and feeling rested and ready for this new week! I’m going to end this day with a yin & yang yoga session.

Talk to you soon! <3 


WHAT IS SELF – CARE FOR YOU?

Hi there! Hope you’re doing well <3

This morning I had my first test, which went really good. I’m very happy about that. The next module won’t open until next Monday, so since I don’t have any new material to go through, I decided to take rest of the day of and dedicate it to self – care. My energy levels have been really low lately and I’ve overall felt a little disconnected from myself. 

So, after my test I did a 15 minutes online detox yoga with Josfin Dahlberg, you can find her YouTube channel here. After that I went to the sauna, took a dip in the sea ( first time this year! ) and after that I took a very needed 20 minutes powernap. I didn’t even understand how tired I was before I stopped for a minute (and didn’t fill my body with endless amounts of coffee).

It’s easy to forget to take time for yourself and really listen to how your body feels, it’s especially easy to forget it when you have a lot of things going on (like during spring). I have noticed that for some reason I’m much better at self – care during summer than winter, don’t really know why.  

So what about you guys? How often do you do self – care activities? And what is self – care activates for you? 

Some of my favourite self – care activates are:  

♡ Long walks by the sea

♡ To watch sunsets during summer in Hanko

♡ Yoga

♡ Home Spa

♡ To try out new healthy recipes or make an old oldie but goldie

Self – care is an activity that should nurture and refuel you at a deep level. It is so much more than a massage once a year at the spa (although that is really nice too), the definition is multifaceted and each of us has many sides that makes us whole, like physical body, emotional and mental state, relationship to self and others, work and spiritual beliefs. Self – care can be an “bigger “ activity once a month, but also small activates that you do on a daily basis – like a morning/evening routine or keeping a daily journal. 

One thing that is common is the thought of not “being worth” self – care or that there simply isn’t enough time for it. Give yourself permission to practice self – care. When you are happy with yourself your energy and enthusiasm will shine through and you will automatically feel better and more comfortable / confident in different life situations.

I hope you find the time to do something for yourself during this week, you’re worth it. Talk to you soon <3 


CHOCOLATE COCONUT PORRIDGE 


Some people might think porridge is boring but I love it. It’s healthy, easy and fast to make and keeps you full. I eat porridge almost every day for breakfast, well except during summer months when I prefer something lighter like a smoothie bowl. Anyway, for you guys who thinks porridge is boring (like my beloved boyfriend) this recipe will definitely make it less boring! It tastes like a coconut ball in a bowl, and that sounds pretty good to me. 

Porridge:

1/2 dl oats

1 – 2 dl water (depending on how thick you want the porridge to be)

1 tbsp chocolate protein powder

1 tbsp coconut flakes

Salt

Toppings:

Peanut butter

Coconut flakes

Strawberries/ Banana/ Blueberries

Place the oat, water and salt in a pan over a medium heat and stir for about 5 minutes. When the porridge is ready, add the chocolate protein powder and the coconut flakes. Mix it and top it with your toppings.

Enjoy and have an amazing weekend! <3


BIO – INDIVIDUALITY 

Hi guys! Hope you are doing well <3

Today I want to talk about bio – individuality, how many of you are familiar with the term? Well, what it basically means is that one person’s food is another person’s poison. Everyone is different and each of us has unique food – and lifestyle needs, something I think is important to remember. Today, it feels like everyone has the right to tell you what to eat/what not to eat ( and some people even get upset about other people’s dietary choices? ) – although in the end, it’s only you who knows what works best for your body.

It’s not always easy to find out what works for you and it doesn’t happen over a night. It’s important to be open minded and have patience – it takes time to find what works for you and it will most likely also change through the years. Something that worked for you ten years ago might not work for you today. Take me for example; 

About five years ago I did a lot of high intensive training, did CrossFit 1 – 2 times a week and had a totally different diet. Back then, I could not imagine a meal without fish or chicken (I’ve never really been a fan of red meat) and got bloated if I ate to much vegetables. I couldn’t understand why people did yoga because I thought of it as a dull and to slow training type. Well, then I came across a pretty bad hip injury and had three surgeries. The surgeries opened up my eyes for selfcare in a new way. Pilates was a big part of my recovery and I also got familiar with yoga. I fell in love with both of them, which I never thought would have happened three years earlier. I also changed my dietary and today I eat mostly plant based (fish every now and then), no dairy and add vegetables to every meal. I’ve never felt better.

I talked about bio – individuality with my friend about a week ago and she asked me “How do I know what works best for me/Where do I start?” I know this might feel like a boring answer but learn to listen to your body. Start to reflect over what makes you feel good/ what doesn’t. How do you feel after a meal? If you eat a meal and feel sluggish & tired afterwards and get hungry in an hour or two – it was probably not the best meal for you. The reason I cut out diary from my diet was because I noticed that it caused an inflammation in my body (skin problems) and I was constantly a little bit swollen. But, my boyfriend for example eats dairy products and it works more than fine for him. Everyone is different.

To learn how to listen to your body is a life long journey but worth it. Be open – minded, experiment and try out new things. This way you will, hopefully, find what suits you best and therefore, feel your best. Good luck! <3

PS. Remember that I’m always more than happy to answer your questions if you have any, here or on my Instagram @jennyjungell <3 Take Care!