One of the most common questions I’m asked is what my daily routine looks like. While my work days are incredibly bust, I try to abide by a healthy routine. I think that maintaining a routine is such an essential element in living a healthy life. So, this is what a typical day looks like for me. I incorporate movement, mindfulness and lots of healthy rituals. You can use it as a rough guide and adjust according to your lifestyle.
6.30am: Mindful morning routine
Wake up, do a body love scan, list three things I’m grateful for and practise deep belly breathing. Then, I pop a probiotic, drink hot water with lemon and put on my exercise clothes for my daily workout.
7.30am: Work out
I work out for 30 to 40 minutes I alternate between yoga, walking and HIIT.
8am: Pre-meal meditation and breakfast
I whip up a quick and nourishing breakfast, which is usually a protein-rich smoothie, chia pudding or overnight oats.
9am: Start work
I always feel more creative in the mornings, so I’ll set aside time to brainstorm, conceptualise and write.
1pm: Pre-meal meditation and lunch
Sometimes, I try to squeeze in a walk outside post–lunch.
In the afternoons, I often have meetings about my vitamins, app, books or media requests. I also follow up on emails, have team meetings and plan my to-do list for the following day.
4-5pm: Enjoy an afternoon snack
I enjoy a protein-rich snack in the afternoon. This keeps my energy levels up, and tides me over until dinnertime so I avoid overeating.
6.30pm: Enter the JSHealth Stress-free zone
I love to spend 10 to 20 minutes decompressing after work. You’ll learn more about this throughout the program.
6.45pm: Cook dinner
My dinners are always simple and delicious. I alternate between one-pan recipes, stir-fries and oven bakes.
I ensure that I eat mindfully, chew slowly and savour the flavours.
8pm: Switch off
By 8pm, I switch off all social media, watch a feel-good TV show or curl up with a book and a cup of tea.
9pm: Nighttime routine
To prepare my body for rest, I’ll have a bath with Epsom salts and lavender, put my legs up against the wall and turn off my devices. At 9.30-10pm, it’s lights out. Bedtime.
Jessica Sepel is a clinical nutritionist, best-selling author, international health blogger and the beloved voice behind JSHealth and @jshealth. She is passionate about helping people overcome fad dieting and disordered eating, having gone through her own struggles with food. Her philosophy is focused around balance, rest and building a healthy relationship with food. She recently launched the JSHealth App, which features a world-first nutrition clinic, hundreds of healthy recipes, a daily meal planner, health guides, body love support and much more.