Well, he may be able to suck down some decaffeinated brew and still manage to stay up all night but I cannot make it through a day without my daily cup.
While I do love the flavor- particularly this time of year when pumpkin spice is available- I find that I am just not as alert or focused without my morning dose. Yawns start creeping in and stacking up, my mind feels slippery, and -oops- I’ve gone and missed what was being said about the last two slides of the power point!
Enter my Tuesday morning, and a broken coffee maker. Yikes. I am a devoted home -brewer. No pricey S-Bucks, and while I have on occasion run on Dunkins, I see no reason to shell out my cash for something I can do myself. Also, probably more importantly, I love to sleep. Love it. Therefore, I sleep until the latest possible minute, effectively preventing any side trips to the aforementioned coffee suppliers.
My fiance, on the other hand, lives on tea. And while I enjoy a nice warm beverage at 3pm on the occasional blustery day, it’s never really been my -umm- cup of tea. Certainly not my hello-world motivating morning miracle. But, I have to admit, over the past few days I have developed a greater fondness for tea leaves and fruit infused concoctions.
Either way, tea or coffee (which, thankfully, was fixed this morning), I think the most important part of my morning cup is the time it gives me to relax and reflect on my upcoming day. A little mental housekeeping that primes my mind for the vast amounts of information headed its way.
So, don’t forget to find some “me” time, and try the pumpkin spice!