My Morning Ritual with Dayna Frazer
Dayna Frazer is a 28 year old professional fashion model living in Brooklyn, NY who is passionate about physical and mental wellness, plant-based living and clean beauty.
Dayna is known for working with brands that represent a similar ethos and has a dedicated following of those aspiring to lead a healthy lifestyle as well. She studied history and political science at University of Connecticut before moving to New York City to pursue her career as a model.
We sat down with Dayna and asked her a few questions about her morning ritual, see below:
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
The first thing I do when I wake up is take my dog for a walk in the park. I like to get out in the sun and fresh air first thing to start the day. I’m grateful to have him! He keeps me motivated. While I am on the walk I try to set my intentions for the day.
What actions and rituals do you focus on to keep you grounded?
I try to talk to my family almost every day on the phone. They are the kindest people and it reminds me to focus on the happiness of others more often. I also try to remember to breathe throughout the day, walk barefoot on the earth when I can, meditate, take my vitamins, and take care of my body through plant based foods.
Can you list five things you are grateful for in the morning?
Five things I’m grateful for in the morning:
- Access to nutritious foods.
- My dog who makes me feel important.
- A healthy mind and body.
- My friends and family who are just a phone call or train ride away.
- Starting each day wiser than I was the day before.
A good technique to start your day is to read for 5 minutes, write for five minutes and meditate for five minutes. Suggest what would you read and what would you write about?
I would read what I’m reading now, The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley - it’s really expanding my view of the universe and time. I would write about things I am grateful for at that moment.
What morning ritual would you like to impart to others?
I think everyone could benefit from healing affirmations in the morning, like saying to yourself “there is no one in the world like me, I love me” or “you are doing the best you can right now and that is amazing.” As well as setting intentions for how you want your day to unfold.
How do you think Sorate will fit into your morning ritual?
Sorate matcha helps my body and mind feel nourished. Energized but not anxious. I feel like I’m doing something very special for myself. Taking time to make something sacred versus using a machine to make the fastest coffee possible. I’m excited to return home from my morning walk to a perfect matcha and to move gracefully through the day.