Posted by Damon O'Hanlon
A New Year is here, and along with it comes a sense of boundless possibility. Where will your family go? How will they evolve? Here are five new habits to help your family reach its potential in a crisp and unblemished new year.
1. Be awake for an hour before eating
Many families wake up and tear out the door, a downright stressful way to start your day. These folks are usually the same who, by necessity, wake up and stuff down some food right away. But processing food takes energy, and your body is still waking up! Doing a system check of sorts. For heaven’s sake, your legs barely even work at this time of day. So try to wait before you eat until after you've warmed up and moved around a bit.
If this requires you to wake up a little earlier, so be it. You’ll still have the same amount of free time in your day. After all, a blanket doesn’t get any shorter if you cut a foot off the top and sew it along the bottom.
Now water, on the other hand, is quite a different matter. Your body is very dehydrated when you first wake up, and taking in water is much less energy intensive. So a few minutes after waking up, pour yourself a tall glass of smooth, timeless H2O on which to sip. Because hey, it’s way better than...