WHAT IS YOUR MORNING ROUTINE?
I get up early when the alarm clock rings and drink a glass of water with a few drops of lemon (essential oil), it gives me good energy and sun in my stomach, perfect for the many cold and dark winter months!
Afterwards I enjoy a steaming hot cup of coffee with oat milk, A38 and crisp bread with whey cheese – Good morning :)
HOW DO YOU PREFER TO SPEND AN HOUR IN YOUR OWN COMPANY?
An hour in my own company at home almost always includes: a cozy cup of tea or coffee, candles, a blanket, and a good crime book.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST ADVICE FOR SHOWING SELF-LOVE AND PRIORITIZING YOURSELF IN A BUSY DAY?
I have very busy days, weeks, months, and years - and sometimes I scold life a little because it is so busy.
But I also know very well that as an entrepreneur I myself initiate many of my busy periods and I am both happy about that, but also tired of it at other times.
I really LOVE that Simple Living, which is so hard to grasp at times.
When there have been too many, long and hard periods - I try to give myself a day when everything in the calendar is canceled or postponed.
For me, it's important to say NO occasionally, it's self-love - days without a program where all content is something I decide myself - that's the best I know!
In everyday life, the small breathing holes are often the walk with my puppy Viggo, it makes me happy to see him happy with wagging tail, off into the blue - just me and him.
HAVE YOU MADE A DECISION IN YOUR LIFE THAT HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY GOOD FOR YOU?
7 years ago, I quit my job as a buyer in a fashion company and said I wanted to be self-employed, it's the best decision I've ever made!
Never regretted it - despite the many sleepless nights where finances, the future and various unsolved puzzles play tricks on you!
WHAT ADVICE, ON CREATING A LIFE IN BALANCE, WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
I would say to her – BELIEVE IN YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH!
YOUR BEST TIP FOR A STRONG AND HEALTHY BODY AS WELL AS A MIND IN BALANCE?
I like to work out 2-3 times a week - running, HIIT training and Yoga - this is what gives me the best and strongest body.
Cut down on coffee and increase water!
Go to bed early once in a while - turn off the phone, iPad and computers and feel how good sleep feels both when you fall asleep and when you wake up well rested.
Do you have good advice for a more sustainable everyday life?
I use meal boxes and have tried many different ones. Right now I use Hello Fresh, and it gives me peace of mind 3 times a week in terms of food for me and my family. It also helps with unnecessary mistaken purchases in the supermarket – it feels good and sustainable!
I also use Too Good to go as often as possible, to avoid food waste, and in that way like to eat food with a short shelf life.
And then, of course, using candles from Åbenlys, which is better for the indoor climate and better for the environment when it's time to "hygge".
DO YOU HAVE AN EASY BEAUTY TIP THAT WE MAY SHARE?
Nice peeling and wellness don't have to cost a fortune - whether it's the face or the body that needs light exfoliation or just well-being in the form of fragrance.
I often use coffee grounds from my kitchen in my bath oils, preferably in the bath, so that I can cleanse my body in depth.
And if I want a bit of everyday well-being, I add a few drops of essential oil to the bath oil – preferably rosemary or lavender, it's pure pleasure!
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE AN ACTIVITY OF YOUR OWN CHOICE THAT WOULD FILL YOU WITH LOTS OF ENERGY - WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I love winter bathing - and have found joy in the cold shiver.
I feel that it resets the full mind for a period, and you start fresh with renewed energy and the feeling of being able to feel your whole body filled with small fires that one by one extinguish themselves again.
Follow @aabenlys for more sustainable "HYGGE"
ÅBENLYS had its start in 2015 – when the very idea was to produce CO2 neutral lights.
It was the start of handmade production at home in the living room – where glass candles and teapot containers were filled with 100% pure soy wax.
The focus became candles without a bad conscience about the indoor climate, as well as preserving the opportunity to enjoy yourself, without compromising with mother earth.
And that's how ÅBENLYS found its way to the Dane's home and heart!