How to Take Back Your Mornings
This post was written by our guest contributor, Caitlin Benson.
Switched to instant coffee and don’t know what to do with all this extra time in the morning? Here are great things you can do to make your mornings more meaningful.
In today’s world there seems to be nothing more precious than time. No-one has enough of it and everyone wants more. This is where Waka Coffee comes in! Our quality instant coffee made from 100% Arabica beans (the same ones that are commonly used in coffee shops), so it saves you time and money each day! What to do with all that time we are saving you? Consider these:
Squeeze in a workout to get the blood pumping and wake yourself up! The 7-minute workout app is a great place to start. It works, it's free and it takes so little time that you can’t make any excuses about not having enough time to do it. If that isn’t enough to convince you, exercising in the morning will help you sleep better at night and give your metabolism the boost it needs. It will make you feel like you have already achieved something right after waking up! That way, you can look forward to coming home without the dread of knowing you should probably hit the gym...
Start your day by working on your mindfulness, and help set the tone of the day by taking some extra time to meditate. The benefits of doing this each day are so broad that its surprising more people don’t do it! Whether it is reducing stress, increasing your focus or just taking some time out to reconnect with your body. To ease your meditation experiment, we would highly recommend using the Headspace App.
Eat a healthy breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and so many people skip it! Instead of wasting time waiting in line for a coffee each day, spend it by making a good breakfast. Some of our favorites are poached eggs on smashed avocado toast, Acai bowls, Shakshuka, and greek yoghurt and granola. I am going to have to stop before I get too hungry, but the possibilities are endless! And they are all the perfect match for your Waka Coffee that only takes a few seconds out of your day instead of 20. We also created this blog post with recipes for overnight oats, which could be your option for breakfast at home or take with you to work.
We know, this one doesn’t sound as fun as the others and there’s no way to put a sparkly finish on it (like you could be doing with your home). BUT this is a great way to spend some extra time in the morning so that when you come home, you can just relax! Knowing that you are coming back to a clean home can have such a positive impact on your state of mind, and will give you a sense of accomplishment. If you are really not in the mood of cleaning by yourself, use this morning time to hire someone to clean for you! You can use services like Handy to book someone to come and clean your place in minutes.
These are just a few of the things we have started doing each morning and we can tell you that it feels amazing. We have accomplished so much in our day before it has even begun! What are some things you wish you had more time for in the morning or are already doing?