School is in full effect again which means figuring out how this whole life balance project is going to work. So far I've done ok. I left the house to see friends twice this weekend, which was awesome and helped me see that I can squeeze in a little social activity between study sessions. Another part of this balance project is sticking with small healthy habits that help me stay energized and feeling good.
Having a warm water and lemon drink first thing in the morning has proven to be a good way to start my day. The hydration and alkalinity seem to do good things for my body and set a nice tone for the day. A few slices of fresh ginger have been a favorite addition lately.
Yeah, I still have my cup of coffee with soy creamer first. But I feel like having the lemon water afterwards helps to wash away the acidity. That's just my own personal rationale because I'm not ready to give up the morning coffee. Balance.
After coffee and warm lemon water is green smoothie time. Every morning I have a drink with blended greens. I feel better when I start the day with a smoothie or a green juice. Smoothies are faster with less clean-up, so that's what I've been having lately. Here are a few from this week:
These are easy things I can do to get my day started right. Hydration and nutrients set the tone for the day. Yes, I'm still going to have my cup of coffee. Coffee tastes wonderful to me and it makes me really happy. Maybe someday I won't want it anymore, but for now it's part of the balance.
Hope your Monday is off to a great start!