I talk a lot about coffee on my blog, Facebook, and Instagram. This is for three reasons. First, I genuinely love coffee. Second, coffee helps bring people together. Third, it’s a big part of my morning routine. I’ll explain more shortly.
I recently had the opportunity to visit Nashville so, of course, I had to try some local coffee. My first stop was the local market so I could make coffee each morning in my room. I chose Nashville Coffee for no other reason than the name. I was pleased to find a lovely aroma once I opened the bag. The first-morning coffee was a hit.
While I visited the downtown area, I stopped in the Goo Goo store. Goo Goos are a local candy treat with marshmallows, nuts, and caramel. Also, the whole thing is dipped in chocolate. In the shop next to the boxes of candy was a single serving of coffee grounds. I had to try that! So, into the coffee pot it went. I was pleased to find a hint of candy arose with each sip.
Coffee is a fun experience for me. Yes, I have my favorite kinds of coffee, but I still enjoy the adventure of trying new kinds. Whether I’m at home or on vacation, I take the time to savor my morning coffee. It is my routine to slowly sip my coffee as I prepare my thoughts for the day ahead.
I no longer jump out of bed and rush out the door or hit the snooze button incessantly. For me, coffee is a remedy to slow down and take a few moments for myself.
Establishing a morning routine that allows you to prepare yourself for the rest of the day can set you up for a more productive day and improve your mental health. Journaling, reading a book, doing yoga, or going for a walk are just a few activities you can do first thing in the morning.
I can attest to the usefulness of a morning ritual.
Plus, when I drink my morning coffee, I can reflect on my time away and start the day with a smile as I remember good times, good food, and good coffee.