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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 Morgon 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. 🙂


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.