Good morning to all of you coffee addicts. As a former coffee addict, I must say I feel better now and more energetic throughout the day than I did before. I used coffee and caffeine drinks as a crutch for not living a balanced lifestyle in the past. Yogi's believe coffee is a negative prana food which means to "take away life energy". I now mostly use caffeine as a weekend treat. I try to spot out new cafes and relax with husband while enjoying cappuccinos.
Try my morning tips:
Waking up naturally (no alarm clock ) opt to instead use beautiful and positive music to notify you. Open all the windows to allow fresh air and natural light in. I make my bed right away and this energy of getting things done flows throughout the day. I drink a glass of tall water with fresh lemon and mint and followed by my brain booster smoothie while I make breakfast. I take first a warm shower and then switch to cool water . I use scents that make me feel awake such as orange, citrus and peppermint.
Brain Booster Smoothie:
1 Banana, 1 cup of blueberries, 1 tablespoon of avocado, 1/2 cup coconut milk, 2 tablespoons walnuts, 1 pinch of bee pollen, 1 teaspoon of MCT oil, and enough water for your desired consistency.
Invest in a nice shower head. I love wide and large shower heads which feels like rain droplets. Find only a few and well researched products to keep in the shower. Find scents for morning and night. I use peppermint soap in the morning and in the evening I use calming scents like lavender. Use fresh lush and soft towels, shower curtains made up of natural materials. While taking a shower imagine being in a lush forrest and the shower is cleansing your aura field with fresh rainfall.
The Art of Breakfast: Eat like a king or queen in the morning within 1 hr of waking. Use all whole foods and learn how to stay away from packaged foods. Also, make breakfast exciting again by trying out new recipes and adding your favorite fruits. Allow more time in the morning to make breakfast an event. Play music, set the table nice and spend just a few extra minutes creating quality time with loved ones.
Bonus: If you have family or friends that live very close by with similar schedules you may do a mini breakfast potluck. Set a clear standard of the time frame and allow enough time. I recommend 30 -45 minutes and time needs to be respected. To do this involves going to bed at the same time or very close to the hour every night.
Give it a try and have a good morning!