Dan Counsell

Dan Counsell

Dan Counsell is a designer and the founder of Realmac Software, an award-winning independent Mac and iOS development studio based in Brighton, UK.

What is your morning routine?

I usually get woken up by the kids at around 7:00am, after which I head straight into the shower while my wife starts getting breakfast for them. I head down shortly after to join them. Most weekdays I’ll try to have a smoothie for breakfast (the greener the better; it usually consists of whatever veg and fruit we have in at the time). While not the most nutritious, my favourite by far is frozen banana, dates, and almond milk.

At the office we have a decent coffee machine. Like a lot of people that are into coffee I love the routine and process of making it. I’ll usually have an espresso while I make sure the machine is all set up, followed by a soy flat white which I’ll drink at my desk as I start to dig into work for the day.

I’ll deviate from this routine once or twice a week to go swimming or running before heading to the office. These are always the best days as I feel positively super-charged.

How long have you stuck with this routine so far?

It’s probably been the last 8-12 months. I’d like to fit in more exercise though, and make sure I stick to having smoothies every single day, even at weekends. Both of these things always help get the day off to a perfect start.


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