Lemon water—it’s nothing and everything


160126 All-Day Breakfast—Lemon water — it’s nothing and everything—#103

This is my real life, every morning. I cut a lemon in half, squeeze it into a pint of filtered water, and drink it before my coffee is ready. I do this because I read about it in an article or blog as being part of a positive and healthy daily routine. I said,

“I want a piece of that wisdom and happiness too!”

and dove in without a lot of further research or talking to my doctor.

But for over a year now I’ve been doing this, which means I’ve consumed upwards of 200 lemons since 2015. It is one of a few “good” habits that stuck. I put good into quotations because I don’t really know who good it is for me scientifically, but mentally it’s great—to have any positive routines in your day helps your brain believe that you are on the right track, that despite all the crazy in the world you’ve got this. At least this one thing, anyway, and that’s enough to make a lasting impression and a big difference.

Almost every day I ask myself,

“Should we skip the lemon today and go straight to the coffee?”

I pause for just a moment and then say,

“NAH. Not today!”

I have a little ritual and process for how to select, cut, squeeze, and consume this lemon water. And in a few minutes, it is done and I feel great that I am emulating the practices of my own heroes.

Lemon water—it’s nothing and everything.

What are your little daily habits or routines that keep you feeling like at least one thing in your life is under control (until you suddenly run out of lemons, that is)?

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