Who is drinking matcha? This month we talked with Emma Colsey-Nicholls, mum to two boys, fitness and all round sort your sh*t out coach at www.emmacolseynicholls.com, about life and why she can't live without her morning matcha.
Talk us through a typical day?
My life is very varied and I love that about it, currently running multiple businesses (fitness training, online mindset coaching and wellness retreats), a husband that is working away a lot, 2 young boys (4 and 8 year olds), 2 dogs, living in a foreign country and in the middle of a house renovation, it's fair to say life is pretty full. I love the variety and the fullness of life but it has meant that I have had to become a little more organised. I'm naturally a very go with the flow type of person and have spent most of my life winging it. But with needing to fit more in, I realised I had to get a little more organised. So one thing I have become very focused on is what I call my 'Morning Magic Routine'. Because if I get my mornings nailed, I can absolutely fit it all in without feeling like I am losing the plot. So my mornings usually start pretty early, at like 5 am most week days. I haven't always been a morning person. but I have always had big dreams, and early mornings are my opportunity to make them happen. They allow me to get really focused, without any distractions because no one else is crazy enough to be up at that time.
How do you drink your matcha?
I drink it that traditional way and will generally have one giant cup first thing in the morning.
How has drinking matcha affected you?
I have been a green tea drinker (coffee has never been for me) for many years. I switched to matcha when my mum bought me a tub a few years back and haven't looked back. Not knowing what to do with it, I did have to do a bit of reading up initially. I really enjoy the boost of energy and focus (which is always needed at 5am no matter who you are) I get from drinking matcha and in all honesty, I love that it keeps me regular. Yes, I know! But people in the health world love a bit of poo talk. It's important to have a happy healthy body and regular poop time is a sign that your body is functioning as it's supposed to. Matcha helps me to feel ready for whatever the day brings.
What are you focusing on right now?
Right now the big focus is on our house renovation as we have bought an old farmhouse that needs a lot of work, but one day it will be truly amazing. My coaching work is also exploding. I have turned my planning and journaling practices into training, to help more people dig into and work towards creating the life of their dreams. Seeing it have huge benefits to the lives of the people that I work with is just so satisfying, seeing it impact their lives as much as it has my own. Whether they work with me face to face, online, or come and learn during our retreats here in the mountains, the response has been amazing and it inspires me to keep on doing what I am doing.
And finally, because we all love to be inspired, what's the most inspirational quote you have come across?
I hope this inspires you, because just imagine what could be possible if you believed that you were enough too.