Morning Coffee and Mindfulness

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There is something about the smell, taste and feeling of a coffee in the morning. For me it isn’t all about the caffeine (although that does help) but drinking coffee in the morning is what keeps my life routine, and gets me mentally prepared for the day. 

As a freelance designer and business owner it can be hard to keep a routine. Now this isn’t a bad thing, routines tend to bore me, this is why I do not work a 9-5 job! But having something constant in your life can be a huge help with productivity and mental wellbeing. 

The great thing about having a morning routine like drinking coffee is, that no matter where you are, or what you are doing, this is something that you can do anywhere. I tend to either, walk my puppy down to my local cafe for a brew, make a coffee from the comfort of my home, or grab a coffee on my way to a meeting. No matter how or where I am getting my morning coffee from, it is always a chance for me to take a deep breath, enjoy my brew, all while practicing mindfulness and meditation. 

 

So what is Mindfulness and Meditation

In the formal practice of mindfulness meditation, you’re training your brain to pay attention and to focus, which amps up your skills to live more mindfully. It helps you to become more present on-the-go. Whether you’re sitting on the floor, in a chair, walking, stretching or lying down — simply bringing more mindful moments and presence into your day wherever you can has it’s benefits.
— thriveglobal.com

 

How to meditate with a cup of coffee

Focus on the sensations coming from your coffee.

Notice the warmth, the rising steam.

How does the cup feel in your hand?

When you take a sip, pay attention to the taste, the aroma.

As you swallow, feel the warm liquid.

By focusing on your coffee — making it a special time to meditate — it can actually make you calm and relaxed.
— Ms. Chadwick.

So if you are like me, always have a lot of work to do, and no real routine this practice may help you on your journey to mindfullness. 

So next time you grab your morning coffee, try out this morning coffee mindfulness technique. You may even end up adding it into your own morning routine.