The perfect coffee ritual sets a tone for your day and gets you engaged, focused and grounded. Good cup of coffee, good day. Bad cup of coffee, not such a good day. If you drink coffee, you know exactly what I mean. If you don’t, pick your poison. Day off, late start, retired, sipping that steaming cup of nectar with your ideas and thoughts swirling around. Already at the office, running errands or in a meeting gulping that java while going over your mental to do list. It doesn’t matter if it’s coffee, Matcha Latte, a smoothie or water. This morning beverage gets you going and sets the tone for your day.
Originally published on my monthly blog on Sixty&Me where I blather about mindset, setting yourself up for success and taking what comes. Really it’s the good kind of blathering. The perfect cup of coffee is about balance. Finding it, keeping it and tweaking it.
1. Get What you Want
Starting your day with a ritual makes you comfortable. Being comfortable is key to being engaged. While I am not a fan of the “over a buck” for a cup of coffee, make your choice. Know what it is, how you like it and what to expect. This small ritual will put you in the right framework for the start of the day and let you worry about non-coffee related issues.
2. Maintain the Temperature
Just because you get what you want doesn’t mean it will workout. Focus on the big picture and what else is going on. We balance lots of things in a day. Just be aware and know when to regroup, add cream or a little sugar metaphorically. Go back and start again if you need to. It’s just a cup of coffee – not the purchase of a car or a place to live.
3. Tweak It
Changes happen. It is the only inevitable, everything changes. Now finally in Spring the weather impacts your body and your mood. Every change influences how you feel about your morning ritual. It may be like it always was, but you may not feel it. So make small changes. Let me say that again, small changes. Tweaks. Tweaks will set you up for a better response to whatever comes your way in your day. Still wanting more, supersize or have a second. Problem at the team meeting, just make a small change – let someone else talk or let something that annoys you roll off your shoulders. Make small changes for a big impact.
The perfect cup of coffee is about balance. Remember these simple, easy steps to have an even keeled and perfectly balanced day.
What small tweaks did you make today? How did it go?
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