Having coffee before you get started with your priority work might seem like a nice way to ease into the day, but it could also be slowing you down and making you a little jittery in the process. Photo by Emily Vernon.
You roll into work, pour yourself a cup of coffee, then start the day with some menial tasks until you "wake up". Maybe you go through your email inbox. Or maybe you just browse your favourite sites until the grogginess clears. But if you're not careful, that first cup of coffee can turn into two or three cups. By the time you dive into your real work, you're already wired and set to crash halfway through your tasks.
That's why J. Money at Budgets Are Sexy recommends you avoid coffee or any other caffeine until you start your first priority task for the day. It will force you to begin your important work faster (because you'll really want that coffee,) and it will likely reduce your overall caffeine intake. One or two cups a day might be all you need if you actually save it for when you need it.
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