You’ve got a lot of projects on the go, and young kids – how do you balance it all?
We take each day as it comes. We still have our crazy-busy, frantic days, but for me it’s about slowing my mind down [and] trying to remain as calm, focused and connected as possible. I don’t want to get up and go, “We’ve got to do this, we’ve got to do that!” I don’t want to look back in five or 10 years and go, “Oh I was so busy, oh my god, I can’t believe how quickly time passed”. I want to go, “I enjoyed every second and wasn’t that awesome?” I want [to] get the most out of every single day.
What helps you do that?
I maintain that with meditation, breath work, yoga [and] stretching – that’s why I’ve included all those elements in the [BODY by Finch] program. Because you can’t just keep smashing yourself at the gym and expect to be healthy or reach your goals. The holistic approach, that mind-body-soul approach, you’ve got to nurture [it]. You don’t need to be smashing [it] every day. It’s about trying to keep in alignment as much as possible. When I feel like it’s [all] work, I know I need a night with my girlfriends to talk about crap for a little bit.
And what’s a day on a plate look like for you?
I wait until I’m hungry to have my first meal after my bulletproof coffee. Sometimes I don’t get hungry until about one [o’clock]; sometimes [I’m hungry] around 10 o’clock. I just listen and follow what I feel. My first meal could be one of my smoothies, like a rich, fatty smoothie with coconut milk, activated nut butter, chia seeds, banana, avocado, coconut yoghurt, lots of spinach, greens [or] green superfood powder – whatever I feel like. Or it could be eggs with feta, avocado, tomato [and] greens. And then, about four hours later, I get hungry again. I might have a massive salad with roast pumpkin, sun-dried tomatoes, more avocado, grilled chicken or salmon [and] lots of nuts and seeds sprinkled on the top. [Then] I might have something light for dinner. If I’ve cooked for the family, I might have a small bowl of something that’s come out of the slow-cooker, like beef, lamb or chicken.
Read more of our chat with Rachael Finch – including the challenges of running a business and her tips for maintaining overall wellbeing– in this month's Women's Health on sale Monday November 6.