Productivity Tips and Coffee: How to Master the Day
It’s easy to assume that drinking coffee can solve all your productivity woes. After all, the caffeine content can give you a much-needed boost to achieve a great deal in a short space of time. However, drinking a coffee doesn’t immediately make you productive. Many people just drink it because they like the taste and don’t actually get anything else from the experience. If you want to maximize your coffee-drinking experience, try doing some of the following things:
Not Expecting Miracles
Some people find that a morning coffee is all they need to experience that ‘get up and go’ feeling to start the day on the right foot. However, it’s important not to expect miracles. Having a productive day can often rely on you having access to productivity tools.
For example, people who rely on invoicing software with automated ‘boleta electronica’ or electronic tickets can find it much easier and quicker to fulfill their tax obligations. Most steps are automated to save time. While coffee might form part of your morning routine, don’t expect it to make you the productivity master on its own. Pair it with time-saving tools to help.
Not Drinking Coffee When You Wake Up
Making a steaming pot of coffee might be the first thing you do when you wake up, but the timing might be off for you to actually benefit from it at that time. Studies have found that waiting 60 to 90 minutes after you wake up before consuming your first morning coffee might help your energy levels.
Before that window of time, caffeine can interfere with cortisol production. Our cortisol levels peak around 8.30am. You might enjoy more energy, motivation, and productivity by waiting a little longer to make your Starbucks order on the way to work.
Combine Coffee With Naps
While your boss might have something to say about you napping on the job, you might enjoy more alertness if you combine coffee with a nap. Some studies have found that having caffeine before taking a quick nap can sometimes make you work better and focus. The effects were noticeable for one hour after napping. Having a nap followed by a coffee was less effective. While your boss might not be open to the idea of napping on the job, you might be able to show them a study and try your luck.
Be Choosy With Coffee
Not all coffee will provide you with the energy boost you’re looking for. In fact, some coffee types do a better job than others. If you need a pick-me-up to get through the day, set your sights on light roast coffee. The darker the roast, the more caffeine is burnt away during the roasting process.
This can mean you don’t always get as much caffeine in your brew as you need to tide you over for a busy part of your day. If you’re making your own instant coffee rather than stopping by your favorite café, use filtered water. The better the water quality, the more enjoyable your coffee might be.
Many people need coffee to enjoy a productive morning at work. If you’re struggling with your energy levels and focus, try these coffee hacks for productivity above. You might be surprised by how much more motivated you can feel.