No B.S Friday: Could you be getting more from your morning coffee?
I think most people are doing their coffee wrong.
Me, I like to snort it through my nose with a whirly straw.
The membranes in the nose are thinner so the caffeine has more direct access to your blood stream. The whirls in the straw centrifugally align the caffeine crystals.
I am quickly becoming famous. In a few years, when you hear about people taking their coffee “Melbourne style”, remember that it started with me.
Nah, I think people are doing coffee wrong because they waste a good chunk of that first lift in the caffeine high.
Coffee always feels good right. And if you’re like me, there’s this sweet spot in the first 30 mins to an hour straight afterwards where I’m feeling energised and excited about life.
That’s a gift. Ancient people’s had to do that through singing songs about pretty milkmaids and so on. We just get to main-line it, and access that experience for a few quick bucks.
But what do most people do with that high?
If you ask me, most people blow it. They take that high and plough it into hussling for the bus or checking their work emails.
And it is true that caffeine gives you a productivity boost, and so it is tempting to use that boost to get through a tough part of the day.
(If the first 30mins are the worst part of your day, you need a new job dude. Time to become independently wealthy.)
Anyway, the point is most of us take that joyous uplift and then try to twist it into a downward drive into productivity.
That’s a shame.
It’s a shame because there’s a moment of joy here that you’re denying yourself. If you didn’t try to twist your lift into productive output, there’d be an opportunity to feel good and grin like an idiot for no real reason.
Are you going to deny yourself that? And for what? To delete 67 irrelevant emails?
You bastard. You’re being an evil prick. To yourself!
But it’s a missed opportunity because the universe responds to high vibes and positive vibrations.
You know the drill here. When you’re feeling good, you’re resonating in a way that attracts more good to you.
So one, it’s a shame to twist out of this good. Two, it’s a shame to use coffee to trick yourself into feeling good about emails, attracting more emails to you.
And three, there’s an opportunity to feel good here about the things you really want.
So when that coffee high hits, go to your big ticket dreams. What are you trying to call in?
How good is it going to feel to quit work? How good will it feel to take the kids skiing? How good will it feel to pay off the mortgage completely?
How good will it feel to get guitar lessons and have the time to master it? How good will it feel to really get the garden cranking? How good will it feel to spend any damn morning you choose, in bed til ten, cuddling your wife?
Let the high of coffee amplify the vibrational power of your dreaming.
This is how you do coffee.
Don’t twist your lift into more work! God no.
Give yourself permission to feel good for absolutely no reason.