Some things never change
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Some people like excitement in their life.
Others find comfort in daily routines.
I myself am one of those others.
In life, you never know what surprises are waiting for you around the corner. We never fully know were the decisions we make, lead to in the long term. In this unpredictable adventure we call life, I find it reassuring to have routines that remain unchanged.
Today I’ll talk about two of those routines I have.
The first is my breakfast.
About 10 years ago, when I came to Japan for a one year study abroad, I heard about the so called “banana breakfast”.
Apparently eating a banana in the morning, gives your metabolism an early boost. I don’t know if that’s true, but I like bananas and figured eating some fruit and yogurt in the morning would be better for my weight than eating bread, so I decided to give it a try.
And to this day, I start my days with a banana and a bit of yogurt.
Another routine I have, is drinking a cup of hot tea before going to bed. I used to be a heavy coffee drinker, but I developed a light caffeine addiction, which led to an elevated blood pressure.
I decided to cut back on the coffee, but I still wanted something warm to drink, as it soothes my mind and calms my nerves.
Tea was the alternative for me.
I drink different teas, but usually it’s camomile, as it’s supposed to have a calming effect and won’t keep you awake, even when you drink it right before bedtime.
So every morning I eat my banana, giving me the energy I need to tackle another day.
And whatever the day might have in store for me, I know that a hot relaxing cup of tea is waiting for me at bedtime.
I do wonder when I’ll finally get tired of those bananas…
The breakfast of champions!
I usually eat yogurt with this spoon,
which my parents used to feed me with when I was a baby.
A number of different flavors of tea I tend to drink.
I always drink from my Queen mug, a gift from my little brother.