How to Drink Your Morning Cup of Coffee in Peace 159

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I’m not a fan of hectic mornings. Start your day like that, and it will only get worse.

Instead, I prefer to have time, rituals, be alone, do some creative work, do pleasant things, and most importantly – find peace.

Because if I don’t find it at this time of the day, my next chance will probably be tomorrow.

I’m a coffee lover and I like to drink it in a certain way – it must be early in the day, after my morning routine and a quick breakfast, and while writing.

But there are many more things you can add to that so that you can make the best of this little ritual.

You may be a tea drinker. Or if not, just do it with a glass of hot water with lemon. It doesn’t really matter as long as you pay attention to the other elements in the whole thing.

And the result will be great – you’ll approach everything that comes to you later in the day with peace, won’t be that stressed and overwhelmed, will already have had time for yourself and found positivity and joy before others have even woken up.

So here is what you can do to fully enjoy the early hours of the day and be able to drink your cup of coffee in the best way possible:

7 Ways to Drink Your Coffee in Peace in The Early Morning

1. Prepare  the night before.

One of the key things is to have enough time for it. So it’s better to get stuff ready from the evening.

If would be great if you go to bed early, but not everyone can or is used to doing that. Anyways, you can still make things easier for tomorrow morning.

Prepare your clothes, declutter, wash the dishes so that a dirty sink is not the first thing you’ll face when you get up.

2. Get up early.

That’s a must because of 3 main reasons:

• there’s beauty and inspiration in the (really) early morning that can’t be found at any other time;
• you’ll be by yourself;
• you’ll have more time.

3. Have a coffee ritual.

It will take time to find the best version that makes you enjoy this pleasant activity the most. But it’s worth it.

It’s not about the caffeine, but about the smell, the small sips, the calmness you feel and the good taste.

I use a machine now, but I’m all about brewing. It really helps create the atmosphere for such an inspirational ritual.

Even just preparing your coffee feels good, and then you can feel the real smell. Learn more about coffee beans, and know the difference between the most common types.

You can use your favorite cup, and add whatever it is that you like.
For me it’s sweetener and cinnamon.

I think it really matters to have no distractions at that moment, to be making the coffee by yourself, to be sitting while drinking it.
All these give you a sense of peace. There’s no need to do anything else, as it’s already perfect. Even enjoying the silence and the fresh air of the early morning can be amazing.

But there are other things you can be doing while (slowly) drinking that magical liquid.

4. Adding an activity.

Reading a book, writing/journaling or just listening to music is what you can do to make the routine even better.

To me, it’s a great way to do some creative work. I’m more productive and have a sense of discipline, control, joy.

Nothing bothers me when I know I have the next hour or two just for writing, my coffee is next to me, and the day hasn’t officially even started.

Another thing you can be doing after you fill the cup, is to make your to-do list and plan out the day, check email, or even social media.

5. Be positive.

Have a light smile on your face the whole time. It really is a beautiful moment.

6. Appreciate it.

Many other people wish they could do the same. A coffee ritual can help you stay sane and improve your mood in general. But others don’t usually find the will to get up early and find the time and effort to do stuff like that in the early hours.

But you’ve got the time, there’s the lovely smell and taste of the beverage, the peace, silence, not being interrupted, the balance and bliss.

Thank for all that. It will make the whole process even nicer.

7. Look forward to having a productive day.

Now that you started the day this way, be sure it will only get better.

Open yourself to the opportunities, good people, inspiration, chances to grow and learn, and ways to improve that you’ll face today. Notice everything. And enjoy it.

The ritual provides serenity, solitude, spiritual awakening and musings. It may turn into the one habit that keeps you positive and productive.

So master it. Get up early every day and take this activity to the next level. Make it even more pleasant, remove everything that doesn’t make you feel good, and do more of what does.

To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.
Hugh Jackman

What about you? Are you a coffee drinker?
Is it such an important part of your day? And how do you drink it?

See also:

8 tricks to make yourself get up earlier
Create a lovely morning
Turn your coffee habit into a healthy morning ritual

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Building a Better You: 5 Ways to Make Your Life Better 83

Building a Better You: 5 Ways to Make Your Life Better

Although the world around us is full of opportunities, sometimes too much uncertainty can get in the way of our potential.

That’s because many of the problems we deal with on a daily basis come from within our own minds. In other words, these problems aren’t always caused by bad luck, events, or people we encounter. Instead, they’re caused by us.

This happens to all of us at some point in time in our lives. We simply get caught in a bubble with no way out. Or at least that’s what we think. Measuring success by material things can, without a doubt, lower anyone’s self-esteem. Fortunately, there are things that can be done every day to improve our overall quality of life.

With that in mind, the one thing we should always strive to do is to look for different ways to improve ourselves and maximize our potential.

So, without further ado, here are five ways you can improve your overall quality of life.

Challenge Your Inner Thoughts

How do you start your day? Do you brush your teeth? Or do you check your emails, text messages, and social media accounts?

Although these things are important to some of us, the first thing you should do is start the day on the right foot. To put it another way, as soon as you open your eyes, tell yourself, “I’m going to have a good day.”

Remember, your mind has the ability to impact your mood throughout the rest of the day. So why not think more positively?

If you wake up with a positive attitude, then you’ll be much more likely to have a productive day. On the other hand, if you wake up upset, then your day will feel much longer and tedious.

Additionally, if you need something to keep you going throughout the day, set a daily goal. For example, if time management is an issue for you, then focus on ways to improve your time management skills. This will keep your mind on the task at hand and allow you to challenge yourself both mentally and physically.

Consider an Action Plan

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This stage, in particular, is all about considering the different possibilities and then doing something about it – the action plan.

This stage also allows you to think logically and focus on where you should be, as well as where you will be in the long run.

So if you’ve ever felt stuck in life, and just wanted a change in scenery to start fresh, create a plan to help you progress forward. It’s true, moving to another state is like jumping off the high dive. But with careful planning, it’s a risk you shouldn’t be afraid to take.

It’s not enough, however, to just simply write down your goals. Because an individual can only grow – mentally – once they’ve taken action to improve their quality of life. Remember, a thought is just a distant fantasy until someone does something to make it happen.

Not sure what the steps are here? Don’t worry. Just develop a plan to improve certain areas of your life, then follow through with it.

Even if you make mistakes along the way, you’re still making progress towards living a better lifestyle. This is what will keep you focused throughout your journey and prevent you from coming to a standstill. Now that you have a vision in mind, go with it.

Follow Positive Media

Believe it or not, media consumption can sometimes have a negative effect on our thought process. That’s why it’s important to consume any kind of media that allows you to look at the good in life or see how you can improve the living standards of those around you.

Think of this process as learning a new language. To clarify, in order to learn a new language, you must first be immersed in it, hearing it every day. That’s what allows the language to stick with you in the end and make it easier to remember.

The same can be said about out the things we follow on social media. So, if you immerse yourself in personal growth content every day, then you’ll slowly start to see a change in your behavior and thought process. Think of this as your self-dialogue – the way you talk to yourself throughout the day.

Master this step and you’ll see the world through a different lens.

Make Yourself The Number One Priority

According to Ohio University, “most Americans actually work more than 40 hours a week.” Which means, it’s easy for people to feel stuck in life. Fortunately, getting enough exercise and rest comes out to being the perfect formula.

Start with eating well. If you continue to fill your body with junk food that’s high in sodium and sugar, then you will start to feel miserable. So, make sure you eat food that is high in nutrients, vitamins, and don’t rely on processed food. In the end, this will only encourage you to feel lousy – mentally, physically, and spiritually.


 Volunteering isn’t just 1 of 10 qualities of great community leaders, it’s also a great way to help your neighborhood. In short, volunteering to help those around you can have a huge impact on your well-being and teach you all about the world around you.

By focusing your attention on helping others, you’ll draw out any negative feelings you have stored within and develop a positive mindset. It will also encourage you to find new ways to make someone else’s living situation better. After all, you can’t obsess over the negative aspects of life while focusing on the positive things.


This is a guest post by Herman Davis.