It’s been said time and time again that attaining a morning ritual or taking solo time before the pressures of the day begin, can truly help success, productivity and happiness.
We are fascinated about how other people spend their mornings before they arrive in the public eye, polished for their day.
We wonder, what did they eat for breakfast? Did they meditate? Did they stretch? Did they hit the snooze button? Did they only need to worry about themselves or a family? …So many questions!
Follow along as we step into the mornings of a wide range of successful ladies to uncover what habits put the spring in their morning step…
This week belongs to the gorgeous Jessie Jarvie, Founder of The Baby Bag.
My name is Jessie Jarvie and I’m 29. In a past life, I was a corporate lawyer. Today I am mum to two boisterous little boys and the founder of The Baby Bag. We deliver baby supplies to busy little families all over New Zealand.
Tell us, what does your morning look like as you roll out of bed…?
My oldest boy George usually comes and wakes me up, typically demanding breakfast! He hops into my bed for a cuddle first, which is the best. My littlest is awake soon after and the whole house comes to life as we prepare for the day ahead, eating breakfast, filling lunch boxes, getting dressed and heading to kindy. It’s a jungle at the beginning and the end of each day! Lucky they’re cute.
What’s the first thing you drink?
Cliché #mumlife… it’s always, always coffee. We deliver Supreme coffee to tired parents each week, so it’s always Supreme! I really enjoy a good plunger coffee and I don’t feel as guilty about having another one later on in the day.
What’s the first thing you eat?
Today it was wholegrain oats with double cream with a sprinkle of Pure Delish muesli. Oh my goodness just talking about it is making me hungry! I am a breakfast girl, if I could choose to have one meal a day, it would be breakfast – but I’m not into hot food at breakfast time, unless it’s porridge. A thick slice of grainy toast is my go-to when I’m running low on time. On weekends, it’s often Petite Kitchen’s easy peasy pancakes as the boys love them, and so do I.
What’s your favourite way to move your body in the morning?
My goal at the beginning of this year was to walk to kindy in the mornings, as I was finding if I wanted to exercise it was happening late at night once the boys were down – and then I was never really seeing my husband. I haven’t managed to walk to kindy much at all as we’ve had a really busy year so far, but I’m working on it. I’ll report back to you all on that one!
How important is stillness or ‘quiet space’ first thing?
I don’t get much of that, but to be honest, I’m not much of a quiet space kind of person. After kindy drop off, my peace and quiet is the car ride to work. I work best with a positive mindset and I find that car ride a good chance to think about the three things I want to achieve in the day ahead so that when I get home again, I can go about achieving them! My days are short at the moment as kindy pick up is 2.30pm, so I need to be super productive with the time I have. Breaking the day down into bite size chunks helps me with that.
Describe your ultimate morning. No kids, no obligations…?
My three boys (husband included!) and a trip to our local market. I’m easy to please!
Please share your favourite breakfast recipe…what’s your go-to?
I am a porridge kind of gal, as it’s something the whole family can enjoy and one pot = less mess! In the warmer months, we switch porridge for bircher muesli. We mix it up – you can pretty much soak any combination of fruit, nuts and seeds with oats and it ends up being delish!
My friend Lucy gave me our current favourite recipe:
1 grated apple
30g pumpkin seeds
200ml milk or milk alternative
15ml lemon juice
50ml apple juice
pinch of salt
Soak all of this goodness in a large bowl or container and then serve with fresh yoghurt, berries or extra nuts & seeds.
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