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.
Call us nosy, but we’ve always been curious 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 snooze? Did they have to only worry about themselves or a family…? So many curious questions!
Follow along as we step into the mornings of a wide range of successful ladies from all over and to uncover what habits put the spring in their morning step…
This week with the lovely Madeleine Walker, face behind The Twenties Club.
Madeleine Walker is just 23 years old and is the founder of The Twenties Club, a social media platform dedicated to young women navigating through their twenties. The Twenties Club brings together everything the modern twenty-something cares about; health and wellbeing, business and career, and of course, fashion.
Tell us, what does your morning look like as you roll out of bed…
What’s the first thing you drink?
I start my mornings with Daily Organics Kombucha, a fermented tea beverage that is super rich in probiotics and promotes a healthy digestive system. So much of our health and general wellbeing lives in our gut so it’s important to give it as much love as possible! Kombucha is like an alarm clock for your body that feels more like a hug and less like a slap in the face.
What’s the first thing you eat?
I love breakfast and will never skip it no matter how busy I am. Most mornings are poached eggs with Midnight Baker Freedom Loaf – I buy mine from Catroux in Westmere and it’s so damn good. On the odd occasion I feel like something sweet (all the time), I walk up to Little Bird Unbakery in Ponsonby and order the Cacao Superfoods Grawnola which tastes like Coco Pops without the diabetes.
How do you most like to move your body in the morning?
My favourite way to move is in barre class at Barre Figure, in Auckland city. Don’t be fooled by the ballet-inspired moves – these classes will have you sweating, shaking and finding an inner strength you never knew you had. The studio is pink, gorgeous and all about women feeling strong and empowered, so it ticks all the boxes for me. I then walk down to The Twenties Club HQ in Ponsonby Central, but not before picking up a soy flat white from the guys at Eight Thirty.
How important is stillness or ‘quiet space’ first thing?
I’ll be honest, moments of stillness are quite fleeting for me, but I always find time to be alone because that is where I find my energy. Whether it’s driving in my car or stretching after a workout, I need moments to breathe as slowly and deeply into my belly as possible.
Describe your ultimate morning…
My ultimate morning is simple – waking up early with the sun and having breakfast with family somewhere by the water like Takapuna Beach Café. Lots of laughing, talking over top of each other, and no one in a hurry to get anywhere.
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