I've always loved fancy, sugary drinks like cappuccinos, lattes, frappuccinos...pretty much any coffee drink that was so sweet, I could barely taste the coffee.
A few weeks ago while at school, I had a terrible headache. So I bought a grande latte instead of a tall one, thinking that the caffeine would help my headache. And I was totally right. Not only did it make my headache go away, but it also gave me a giant burst of energy that lasted for hours. I was more productive that evening than I can remember being in a long time.
I guess lately I haven't been drinking much caffeine, so the huge amount was a shock to my system. In a good way.
Ever since I went back to school and started subbing at the same time, I have been having a hard time getting everything done and I've felt sooo tired all the time. Things just weren't working.
I have implemented a few different plans just this weekend to help me get everything done and feel good at the same time. The first one is that I realized I needed to pray about the situation and hand it over to God. I immediately felt better after doing that, and I know that is the solution to any problem.
Next I started reorganizing my life, being purposeful and proactive about my schedule and how I spent my time. This definitely needed to happen. Just read my post from Friday.
And the third change I made is that I dug my coffee maker out of the attic closet and took it out of the box for one of the first times. And yesterday and today I've enjoyed a cup of plain, old coffee to put a spring in my step. Coffee filled with lots of cream and sugar...but coffee nonetheless. It has made the biggest difference! I've gotten so much done! And maybe part of it is in my head, but regardless, it is working for me.
Using coffee to help me accomplish all of the tasks on my endless to-do list may not be the healthiest thing in the world. But the way I look at it is that it's healthier than a lot of other things I could do. I don't smoke or drink and I always eat my veggies! So coffee isn't too bad for me, right?
Do you drink coffee in the morning to get you day started?