30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 14 – 3 Healthy Habits

Hi everyone!

It is day 14 of my blog challenge and it appears I am behind again. Ah well, life will go on. And this blog will be moving forward with the topic of my 3 healthy habits.

First: drink warm lemon water

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 14 – 3 healthy habits. First: drink warm lemon water

My first healthy habit is something I do to start my day every morning: drink a glass of warm lemon water. I started doing this at the beginning of this year. I have always cherished my morning rituals and this has become one of the ones I never leave out. All you have to do is squeeze the juice of half a lemon into your glass, then add half hot water and half cold water. If you want you can add some honey of ginger to spice things up. Drinking a glass of warm lemon water has really done wonders for me and I see the benefits of it everyday. Here are a few:

  • aids in digestion
  • cleanses your system/ a minor detox
  • boosts you immune system
  • helps to balance pH levels
  • aids in weight loss
  • clears skin
Second healthy habit: Morning run

Second healthy habit: Morning run

My second healthy habit is also a morning activity. I run a 5K three times a week in the morning. I have always been a fan of running. For me it acts like a major stress reliever and a time to be by myself and think about the things that are worrying me and making me angry or frustrated, and then how to make it better for myself. I also love the feeling of physical exhaustion, that sense of achievement when you finish and you heart is pounding and you have got a good sweat going. The benefits of a morning jog are awesome! Even if you only have 20 minutes to spare it is better than not going at all, and trust me you will be so happy you went (even if its raining… like today).

Third healthy habit: Be grateful

Third healthy habit: Be grateful

My third healthy habit is more of a mental health than a physical health habit. Every morning after my warm lemon water and my jog I sit down for a few minutes and reflect on what I am grateful for. This simple act can change your mood and thought pattern completely. Several times I have woken up angry or upset or homesick to the point where my run almost had no impact on my emotional state, but then I sat down and I wrote the 5 things I was grateful for and my mood took a turn for the better. It is hard being away from the people you love most in the world, especially when you are having a bad day, but pausing for a moment and just taking into consideration all the beautiful people and places around you can really give you that positive push you needed.

I do realise all 3 of my habits are morning activities, but that doesn’t mean it is all down hill from there. On the contrary, I believe that if you start your day off with the right mind set you will be able to handle what ever problems that come your way and you will strive to find the silver linings rather than wallowing in self pity  and negative thinking.

I am very interested in hearing what your healthy habits are! Why not drop a line??

3 thoughts on “30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 14 – 3 Healthy Habits

  1. The Two Savings Sisters says:

    I love these. I’ve started to run in the morning too since the morning’s have got lighter and it makes me feel so much better. I love the idea of writing down what I’m grateful for each day. Unfortunately by the time I normally walk back in the door both of my children are up and demanding drinks and breakfast! I am going to try though..

    • kiobrien001 says:

      Thank you very much! I know it can be hard to keep up your morning rituals but I think it is really good for yourself, it’s made me a bit more sane and prepared for my morning commute haha. Hope you find some time :)

  2. skiptomalouuu says:

    Love these Kath :) I’m trying to be more active and am attempting to build on my running skills (or lack thereof) 5K is my first goal! I’m also reading more and trying to jot down thoughts, notes and ideas every day in a journal, it really makes such a difference in being more ‘mindful’ and appreciative on a daily basis.

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