Adding Good To Our Lives

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Three years ago I made a New Year's resolution to have more than a cup of coffee for breakfast every morning. For the most part, my breakfasts since then have been pretty simple: a bowl of flaxseed oatmeal. A hard-boiled egg and toast with jam. Cottage cheese with berries.

The benefits of adding this good thing to my life have been simple yet meaningful. I drink less coffee. I have more energy throughout the day. I think more clearly. And a vain favorite: by adding a meal I usually skipped I started losing weight almost immediately.

None of this should be shocking. All of the things that people have always said about breakfast are true. I just took the first dozen or so years of my adult life to finally make it a habit.

We usually know what we need to do to make major transformation happen, we just tend to ignore it in search of something flashier. Adding good to our lives is often far less complicated than we try to make it.

Originally published September 2014

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