AWKN x Hoj

We are so happy to have natural hangover supplement brand: AWKN, which is part of our Find your Inner Light Box! We have interviewed their founders.

Who are you, where are you from and where in the world are you now?

We are five friends with diverse backgrounds who have come together to develop a product which helps to restore balance in our daily lives. Collectively we represent five nationalities and while AWKN is an eastern inspired product, our brand has a global perspective. Reflecting that, we’re currently working all over the world. Nina and Ami are in London, Soom is in Berlin, Lucy is in Côte d’Ivoire and Tess is flying! 

How often do you take some “me time” and how important it is for you?

Soom: I have at least a chunk of time to myself twice a week. “Me time” doesn’t include running errands or social appointments. It’s where I consciously engage in an activity based on bringing my focus back to myself. It’s been crucial to my mental health to be conscious about creating this space to keep me motivated and productive in everything else in my life.

What are your favourite wellbeing rituals to do at home?

Nina: I have a thing called selfcare Sundays. Given we all live quite a hectic life with many social obligations, I try to take at least one day a month for a social and social media detox and combine it with sleeping in, getting a facial (can also be done at home!), binge watch some TV, read a book, and just slow the pace down. Besides selfcare Sundays and not quite at home, I try to incorporate long runs in my weekly routine. I’m blessed that I live 5min away from Hyde Park and have the option to quite easily immerse myself in nature. Research has shown that spending at least 120min in nature every week has significant benefits on the health and mental well-being… the endorphins from exercising is also a nice side effect:)  

What are the benefits of your brand to a person’s wellbeing?

Lucy: AWKN helps you restore peace in your mornings and balance in your lifestyle. With 16 natural, active ingredients, AWKN supports your liver and reduces inflammation – helping you to drink healthier.

One piece of advice to help us finding our inner light?

Ami: Balance is so important in life – I find that work can sometimes be overwhelming, so taking time to have fun (and taking care of myself at the same time) is critical for me to find happiness ! I also try to take other people’s advice with a little perspective, and not to get too caught up in other people’s journeys. Everyone is different and we are all following our unique paths ! 

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