Alyssa François is a content creator, lifestyle and wellness influencer. At 32, Alyssa was officially diagnosed with endometriosis after years of suffering from debilitating menstrual cramps and no clear answers. Her diagnosis helped her determine her purpose and inspired her to take her healing into her own hands, share her holistic healing journey with her community, and to become an IIN health coach where her current focus is to help women with their daily routines and to nourish themselves inside and out.
I am naturally a morning person. I wake up at 5 o’clock and have been this way for a long time. For me, it’s the most peaceful time of the day. There was a point way back in my twenties, when I wasn’t using those morning hours as wisely. I was waking up and working for a job before heading to the office to work some more and eventually it led to a really bad case of burnout - it wasn’t good for my health overall. After that episode, I read the book The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod during my morning commute on the train and it changed my life.
In the morning I like to start the day with my version of morning pages, which includes either brain dumping or journaling. Sometimes both. I used to journal daily but I’ve realized that I like to journal when I feel called to do so, it feels less like a chore this way. I tend to wake up in the morning with lots of ideas and thoughts so I make sure to jot it down on paper. Having a pen and a journal near my bed is a habit I picked up from my dad. He has a habit of jotting down numbers that come to mind which he will then use as lotto numbers. It’s funny but he seems to get lucky from time to time. After freshening up and hydrating, I do guided meditation and yoga. I’m currently using Open and I am obsessed. It has everything from breathwork, to meditation, and music.
On weekdays, I keep my morning skincare routine very simple. I like to be mindful of how I am spending my time since I begin my day job at 9 am. I’m a big fan of gently cleansing with a cleanser in the mornings especially if I used any skincare with actives the night before. I see a lot of people that are opposed to washing their face with a cleanser in the morning but my skin enjoys it, especially cleansing oils. I am beyond obsessed with the Advanced Hydration Cleanser. It’s so gentle on my skin, non-stripping, and my skin remains hydrated.