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Morning Coffee

  1. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    It does seem that on a morning (11 am as a freelancer) it is often hard to get going.

    I often have a cup of coffee while browsing the forums, and take a hour or two walk mid afternoon, then work through till around 12am-2am. 

    It got me wondering though, does anyone else have any morning routines they requirre to get tehm through the day, or any patterns that keep them focused?

    1. Sherbet Penny profile image73
      Sherbet Pennyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, his is not everyone's cup of tea, but first thing I do, is drink 2 large glasses of water, then out for a run, very first thing, great for the mind and body, pure natural high, and great for the fitness. Hard to do at first but when you see the benefits it's easy to get addicted. Coffee is a fraud, though I enjoy a cup with the breakfast.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image89
        rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        as soon as I wake up I also drink a glass of water, I remember a very health conscious elderly woman said it was the most important thing our bodies need when first waking.

        a cup of coffee helps boost the metabolism and helps with alertness...

        1. Sherbet Penny profile image73
          Sherbet Pennyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Your a hundred percent right about the coffee, but there are people who live on it, not good,and the water, very important, It took me months to train myself to get in to a routine of drinking it, but it's second nature now, and with a piece of fruit, sets me off on a morning wakey up run.

        2. wychic profile image89
          wychicposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Water is gooood stuff...I have a 32 oz mug that I generally drain once first thing in the morning, then keep by me while I'm working so I drink at least two or three more mugs during the day...that and the dog needing out helps remind me to get my butt out of the office chair every now and then wink

  2. AnythingArtzy profile image84
    AnythingArtzyposted 8 years ago

    As a matter of fact I'm sitting here now with my morning vice. a hot cup of cocoa. I can't go without it as I read through the posts and work on my drafts for new hubs.

  3. salt profile image72
    saltposted 8 years ago

    I used to visit a little coffee shop which was run by some lovely boys in their 20's. I wanted to get a webcam at the front window, as if you could watch the faces of the local female population. Others have since bought the cafe/bar and they still make good coffee, it just isnt as fun.

    Apart from the departure of the coffee boys, I still get my morning coffee. One coffee per day. Good coffee from a cafe, so I dont drink coffee all day. If I have coffee at home, I might drink it too much and not sleep at all.

  4. wychic profile image89
    wychicposted 8 years ago

    I get up at 5:00 am, spend time with my husband until he leaves at 6:00 am, check my messages and browse the forums until 7:00 am (yeeeeees, it's 7:12, I'm going, I'm going) and then work until about 10:00 or 11:00. I take a break, do an hour-long workout, cool down a bit, then eat lunch for about a half-hour. Often, I'll take a nap for an hour or two after lunch, then wake up refreshed and ready to do that other half-day of work. Unfortunately, I still seem to be most productive in the evening, so after dinner and a movie with the hubby I'll usually hop back on and work for a couple more hours...usually about a 10-hour work day.

  5. h.a.borcich profile image59
    h.a.borcichposted 8 years ago

    I admit it...I am a coffee junkie smile My coffee set up can produce Starbucks lattes and I enjoy it daily! Holly

  6. abcd1111 profile image58
    abcd1111posted 8 years ago

    Get up. Let the dogs out and feed them. Check my emails. Check HubPages. Feel guilty about not writing another Hub. Have orange juice with whatever I can find for breakfast. Back to the computer. Waste hours drinking caffeine-free diet Pepsi and surfing. Shower. Make lunch. Back to the computer. Let the dogs out intermittently all day.

    Today I'll be working outside the home with my husband doing a video shoot. That throws my whole routine off. The nice part will be getting dinner afterwards. Any food someone else prepares is good to me.

    Come home. Diet Pepsi. Check my emails. Waste time on the computer. Take a break from the computer screen to watch the TV screen. Preferably Cesar Millan or some other animal/dog-related program.

    Rinse and repeat.

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this


  7. thirdmillenium profile image60
    thirdmilleniumposted 8 years ago

    I am a whiskey man, morning or evening lol

  8. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    morning coffee while reading mail, NYT, browsing hubs from daily email, checking hubfeed, etc.  walk the dog, settle into writing, work related activities, exercise... depends on what's happening that day.

  9. myownworld profile image80
    myownworldposted 8 years ago

    shower - then handful of almonds - then green tea - then emails...! smile

  10. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    I use the morning coffee plug in for firefox, does that count?

    Well, truthfully, i have a keurig coffee ,maker so im an hopeless junkie for the stuff now

    One of the greatest things about working online is that I dont have to have a morning routine and I tend to spend as much of teh daylight hours away from my home office as possible.

    Staying motivate dis difficult and does require some sort of rgimen though....mine starts around 11PM - 3Am - thats when I put my girlfriend and dogs to bed and focus the hardest on creating content/links etc. I spend most of teh daytime work hours on more random research and "fun" topics

  11. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    Haha, just rolling out of bed. I don't like coffee and thankfully, don't need it to wake up. Not to say you do, but I have a friend that literally has a coffee addiction with withdrawls if she doesn't get her 5 cups a day.

    1. wychic profile image89
      wychicposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My mom used to have a nasty coffee addiction...I guess that's what comes from homeschooling two girls and being next to the coffee pot all day every day. Me, I might have a cup of coffee or I might not...I rarely have two cups in a day, and never more than three...a little goes a long way!

  12. jellydonut25 profile image60
    jellydonut25posted 8 years ago

    I have half a cup of coffee every morning...the bad news is I end up wasting a lot of coffee because my coffee maker brews in 2 cup minimums, and my wife doesn't drink any coffee...but i need that smell and a jolt of caffeine to get going