You can have it all—work, play, travel, health—all with a little (okay, a lot!) determination and a lot of discipline and planning. But any goal is 100% attainable with the right attitude!
Southern California content creator Lily shares how she's able to satisfy her wanderlust while balancing a traditional 9-to-5 and keeping her fitness routines in check. Her goal? To inspire the world with what she can do as a deaf female Asian American who can balance her passions, all while staying authentic to her true self.
Lily is wearing Ellie November outfit, Floral Identity.
What benefits do you believe there are to having a set morning routine?
Having a set morning routine leads to a healthy lifestyle and helps set you up for success. Following a strong morning routine develops the power of self-discipline, good habits, and a stronger and positive mindset. It brings you closer to finding and accomplishing your goals.
What inspired you to have a morning routine?
Keeping track of my appointments, tasks, goals, and priorities make me feel accomplished. For example, if we feel lost by having a lot on our plates, we can easily become overwhelmed, sad, stressed, and frustrated. A sense of peace and confidence in our day can help us maintain positive emotional health and help us to become resilient during times of stress.
How does fitness play a role in your morning routine/routine in general?
Physical fitness has a lot of benefits. It makes me happy and improves my health and quality of life. Plus, staying active helps me maintain a healthy weight and reduces health risks, which saves money for healthcare expenses.
I think it is important to work out at least 3 times weekly. If I ever feel like I could not be able to work out due to conflict in my schedule, I make a plan and stick with it. I always feel much better afterwards! I like going on the hikes on the weekends, that way I can explore new places and enjoy the views at the same time.
What is your typical morning breakfast?
My typical morning breakfast always includes a banana. I tend to drink a fruit smoothie with collagen powder for breakfast because it’s fast and saves my time. But sometimes, I eat eggs and oatmeal to change it up.
Is there one thing that is a MUST in your morning routine?
Drink a lot of water! Water is my best friend and I can’t live without it.
Do you stick with your morning routine when you travel, and if so, how do you do that?
Yes, I can’t skip skincare, vitamins, and breakfast! I tend to bring skincare and vitamins with me on my travels so I can stick with same morning routine daily.
My ideal routine? Get at least 8 hours of sleep. Wake up early, wash my face, apply toner, serum, essence, moisturizer, and of course, SPF!
Cardio or Weight-Lifting
Sweet or Savory
Matcha or Coffee
Fall or Summer
World Traveler or Home Body
Friends or The Office