Featured Celebrity: The Astro Twins
Dubbed the “astrologers to the stars,” identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as the AstroTwins, are professional astrologers who reach millions worldwide through their spot-on predictions. Here, Ophira shares with Curejoy her personal morning routine for a successful day.
What’s the first thing you do in the morning, before you even get out of bed?
I’m pretty much a get-up-and-go person, so I wish I could say I linger in bed, but I don’t. I’m a weird person who doesn’t like to sleep. I can’t get out of there fast enough!
Once you’re up and moving, what does your morning routine look like? Are there any things you make sure you do, no matter what?
I have a 6-year-old daughter, so my routine (if you can call it that) is interwoven with hers. I try to get up before her so I can steal some minutes to read and have coffee.
I love love love reading and I’ll try to get at least 5 minutes of inspiring reading in, then I dive into the latest headlines and my favorite blogs, then when inspiration strikes, I start writing.
The mornings are also my most sacred times for writing horoscopes. I am creative, inspired and ready to channel the muse. So I’ll be honest: motherhood doesn’t always mesh smoothly with life as a writer.
On good days, I am able to capture the creative downloads before my daughter Cybele calls for me and my focus has to shift. I suppose that’s a discipline in and of itself, going in and out of focused creativity and trying not to get frustrated or lose the thought.
I’m a Sagittarius and I like variety, but I love to have an apple with almond butter or granola with almond milk and fruit. Lately I’ve been drinking Dr. Gabrielle Francis’ Rock Star Remedy detox shakes which have me feeling energetic.
Is there any game-changing advice you’ve received about how to make your morning more productive or happy? Share it with our readers.
To get up early! I’ve been known to wake up at 4:30 or 5:00 just to savor that time when it’s only me and my 2 miniature dachshunds. That sounds like some terrible Superwoman advice that Ariana Huffington would hate, but it’s worked for me.
When I’m up early, I know I have the luxury of time, so I relax into a creative, non-rushed state, and that’s when some of my best work comes through. I go through cycles of writing out gratitude lists or journaling, which always makes me feel better. But truly, the only thing consistent about my mornings is that they’re inconsistent…and the best advice I’ve received about that is just to embrace it and not try to be perfect, especially as a mom!