Lifestyle, My Work

How to be a morning person

April 11, 2016


Good morning dear readers! The sun is shining here in Helsinki and waking up wasn’t that hard of a “task”! I have literally jumped out of the bed and feel very energetic, even though I didn’t have that good night of sleep. I have always been a morning person… I love waking up early, starting my day with a long stretch, glass of warm water with lemon juice squeezed into it, some nice smoothie or couple of fruits as a breakfast and catching up with my e-mails/ blogs which I’m following, etc.

I also never had “beef” with Mondays as it seems that most of people are having. At least I can see and hear all the time somebody pointing out how Mondays are SO though and they’d rather just sleep through it. NOPE! Not this gal. No matter how challenging, depressing OR happy and positive day might be, I’m so thankful that I get to see yet another day and that the new and interesting adventure is just around the corner if I want it.

Being a morning person and a photographer, it was my big honour to collaborate with my favourite juice company God Morgonย on their campaign “How to be a morning person.” I had to pick 3 interesting profiles/ people who are also a morning people and who might have not been a morning lover before. It was only natural for me to choose people who I’m very close with and whom I admire for their work, their skills and in overall who they are as people.

Let me introduce you to Maggie, Sofia and Ali. ๐Ÿ™‚


Name: Maggie Lindholm ( cook book writer, cafe owner )

“I wake up every morning at 4 am in order to make it to my
work at 6am. There’re three things that I do ritually every morning :
I take a hot long shower and use old school, handmade olive oil soap
which awakens me. I take a glass of cold orange juice that refreshes me
and I feed my dog treats. His jumping and “begging” for them puts a smile
on my face and I’m ready to face whatever the day may bring.”


Name: Sofia Ruutu ( mom of two, model )

“My children made me turn into a morning person. Ever since becoming a mom,
my favorite thing to do after waking up is to cuddle with my children, watch the
new day start, have a cup of fresh coffee which my husband brings me each morning
and just a thought of new day beginning, unplanned, new adventures that are awaiting
and the beauty of not being in rush, but instead living in the moment is what makes
me excited to open my eyes each morning.”

Name: Ali Suviala ( head chef of the busy kitchen and beer brewery )

“I’m the most creative and function the best in the mornings.
Today we’re opening Estonian Craft Beer weeks at Bryggeri Helsinki and
as a head chef, I have to prepare a special menu that will go along with
those selected beers. I’m very excited. My ideal morning is a lazy day off
with my family, started with a long newspaper read alongside of a cup of
good dark roasted coffee and hearty breakfast.”

For more information about this campaign, check out God Morgon’s website and Instagram!

*This post has been made in collaboration with God Morgon.

*Thank you to Maggie, Sofia and Ali for taking part in this campaign.

*All rights reserved to Natali and God Morgon.

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  • Reply Kelsey Bang April 11, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    such a great post! love seeing how people have a good morning routine! I need to make one!

    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 8:09 AM

      Thank you so much Kelsey, I’m so glad that you liked this post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply mariafelicia magno April 11, 2016 at 8:18 AM

    interesting post,thanks for sharing
    have a good day

    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 9:06 PM

      Thank you for commenting!

  • Reply Zarrah Jane Amagan April 11, 2016 at 8:44 AM

    I always love to be a morning person but i think morning doesn’t really suit me at all hahahha
    Great tips dear from the experts.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 9:06 PM

      Lol! Well, even a good thought of trying to be a morning person counts. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply MartaBarcelonaStyle April 11, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    I am also a very morning person ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 9:06 PM

      That’s great Marta!!

  • Reply Raina Elegado April 11, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    Love this post! I’m totally a morning person too ๐Ÿ™‚ Just as long as I got my coffee then I’m good! Haha.

    xo Raina

    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 9:07 PM

      That’s so great to read! I’m also addicted to my green tea, no morning is a good one without it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Jo April 11, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    It is so lovely to see you on this screen at breakfast time again. I have missed reading your news.
    That is such a lovely photo of you Natali. The white shirt/top/blouse looks rather nice.

    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 9:07 PM

      Awwww!! Thank you SO much Jo, you are always so kind to me!

  • Reply babaluccia April 11, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    Nice to meet you i love HELSINKI

    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 7:47 PM

      Thanks! Great to read this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Daniel April 11, 2016 at 11:30 AM

    love this!

    Daniel x
    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez
    New Post: The white cap and hoodie

    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 7:47 PM

      Thank you Daniel!!

  • Reply taislany April 11, 2016 at 11:46 AM

    Great tips!!


    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 7:46 PM

      Thank you!!

  • Reply Neha April 11, 2016 at 12:39 PM

    Wow luking beautiful Natali..xoxo, Neha

    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 7:46 PM

      Thanks Neha! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Matea April 11, 2016 at 12:42 PM

    Ja sam jutarnji tip samo ljeti jer me sunce probudi pa sam u pogonu bez problema od 7 sati, ali inaฤe najviลกe volim raditi od predveฤer do negdje 2 u noฤ‡i, to je moje omiljeno vrijeme, kad se sve umiri i uspava onda ja kreฤ‡em ๐Ÿ™‚ Divim se ljudima koji se ustaju u 4 sata, ja u to doba ne znam pogoditi ni prekidaฤ za svjetlo u wc-u, a kamoli…

    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 9:10 PM

      Ok i ja se divim takvim ljudima jer se ja ne budim prije 7, nekad oko 6:30 ali ako se slucajno probudim ranije, nisam svoja cijeli dan. Ja sam isto najproduktivnija na vecer, tako da preko dana radim sve ono sto “moram” a na vecer stvaram dok me san ne obuzme. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 7:45 PM

      Thank you veery much!

  • Reply Helena April 11, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Awesome article! Morning people inspire me a lot since I wish to be one myself but I kind of sleep in the day and study/work at night so I have a lot to work on! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 7:45 PM

      Thanks so much!! It’s not an easy task to be a morning person, esp. when you’re “tied” to evening/ night work or study… I hope that you get at least weekend mornings to “train” yourself on. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Amy Arnold April 11, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    Love the profiles of these three people. I too am a morning person. It’s such an invigorating part of the day.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 7:44 PM

      Absolutely agree with you Amy! Glad that you liked all three personalities. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Christianne April 11, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Such a great post. Have a nice day.
    Xo, Christianne

    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 7:38 PM

      Thanks so much dear, have a wonderful day too!

  • Reply Anna April 11, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Great post and nice pictures.



    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 9:08 PM

      Thanks Anna!!

  • Reply Rosa Fairfield April 11, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    Love the post! I’m a morning person too. My body clock just automatically wakes me up early and full of energy.

    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 9:08 PM

      Thank you Rosa!! I’m glad to read that there’re many of us here who are morning “birds”! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Shannon April 11, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    Aw what an awesome post!! Love all of these! I definitely need to become a better morning person!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 7:38 PM

      Thank you Shannon so much, I’m so glad that you liked this post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Jenessa Sheffield April 11, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    ya I def need this!!


    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 7:38 PM

      Thank you for stopping by Jenessa!

  • Reply Chelsea Davis April 11, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    I am a VERY ready to go morning person. My hubby on the other hand is not lol

    XO Chelsea

    • Reply natali karppinen April 11, 2016 at 9:08 PM

      Hahahaha! I know what you mean! Thanks for stopping by Chelsea!

  • Reply Emily Maric April 11, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Lovely post, I enjoyed reading about other morning people. I myself was always a morning person ever since I was little. Thanks for sharing their stories xo, Emily

  • Reply Toks April 12, 2016 at 1:10 AM

    I must admit that I don’t usually like Mondays very much but I am a morning person. Interesting post.

  • Reply Mademoiselle Coconath April 12, 2016 at 4:05 AM

    Great post!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  • Reply Maya April 12, 2016 at 7:22 AM

    This is my first time on your blog and I couldn’t have picked a more perfect post to discover it on! I am trying so hard to become more of a morning person. I always have so much better and more productive of a day that way! On that note… I should probably go to bed.

    You’re so beautiful! I look forward to stopping by your blog regularly in the future.

    Xx Maya from Maya Unmarketed

    p.s. I’m a brand new blogger!

  • Reply Rochelle Fox April 12, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    Love this post. Have a great day!
    Good vibes, FOX
    check out my latest VLOG and my blog

  • Reply Carrie April 12, 2016 at 11:23 AM

    great post

  • Reply Tatjana April 12, 2016 at 12:05 PM

    So cool that you are having guests on your blog today.
    I’m struggling to become a morning person those days.
    My plan is to wake work 1h each morning on my blog before I head to work!

  • Reply Yized | Novojun April 12, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    I’m a morning person myself, especially now that the weather is getting warmer. ๐Ÿ™‚ This was such a great post, loved reading about how others start their day to make it the best it can be.

    x Yized

  • Reply Abrkl April 12, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    I’m definitely not a morning person . I usually stay on my bed until 15 minutes after I have to leave to work …. Yea I’m the fastest getting ready too. By the way I loved this post and how it makes you feel you know a little bit each one of these persons .


  • Reply vale April 12, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Awesome post, I wish I was more of a morning person ’cause when I succeed in waking up early I feel proud of myself and I do many things ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion blog

  • Reply Federica Spinelli April 12, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    Really nice and interesting post, your so pretty in first photo! kiss

    Federica – Cosa Mi Metto???

  • Reply Mara April 12, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    this is so inspiring because I’m definitely not a morning person, as much as I try to be!

    M Loves M

  • Reply Deborah April 12, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    Such a great post, love your blog!


  • Reply alice April 12, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    Amazing pics, I love this post!

    Alice Cerea,

  • Reply Anna April 12, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    LOVE this post. I’m not really a morning person, I do my best work in the evenings. But my dog is diabetic and I have to wake up early to give him insulin shots so that forces me to start my day early each day. Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Fash Boulevard

  • Reply Fefa April 12, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Really great post!

  • Reply Ashley April 13, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    What a brilliant idea for a post! I’ve always sort of been a morning person but it’s only been in the last few years that I’ve really come to appreciate just how beautiful mornings can be. If I have a calm morning, I have a good day!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

  • Reply Jill April 15, 2016 at 5:37 AM

    Love those shoes!

  • Reply Ivana April 16, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Ja sam oduvijek bila jutarnji tip jer sam iza 7 navecer za baciti :). Zbog djece si prisiljen malo i malo vise promijeniti rutinu pa zelio ili ne, moras funkcionirati i navecer (jer tada jedino i mozes obaviti nesto sto ne stignes preko dana) ali radje mi je dici se i u 5ujutro i krenuti u akciju nego ostaviti to za navecer.
    Zanimljiv post… ona gospodja model i mama mi je divnaaaa ๐Ÿ™‚
    I ti na prvoj fotki ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Sophie April 20, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    I can’t be a morning person unless i have some caffein to wake me up <3

    xoxo, Best Bags 2016

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