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5 Things to Do Before Your First Cup Of Coffee

When most of us wake up in the morning the first thing we want to think about is drinking a hot cup of coffee.  It’s a part of our morning routine to stumble down the hall towards that cup of liquid motivation. After our first cup reality sets in and our busy day begins. Most of the time it’s a real struggle for me to make it through that first cup without being interrupted. That’s why I want to encourage you to read the list below, “5 things to do before your first cup of coffee”. Your morning routine can play a huge role in how productive the rest of your day is. It’s best to start the day off right.


Stretching is a great way to start your day, especially if you’re at a stage in life where “a good night’s rest” is few and far between. When we get up our joints can be stiff, and our muscles can be sore. A good stretch can make you feel more flexible and motivated.

Write Down 3 Things You Want To Accomplish That Day

This is important. I make myself do it each day. Life is busy and we all have a lot on our plate! My brain never shuts down. The to-do list is never completed, and I know that once I drink my first cup of coffee, I’ll be in ‘go-mode’ with an additional 100 things I need to accomplish (you know you do it too). While my mind is as fresh as its going to be that day, I write down 3 things I want to accomplish. Taking on the challenge to complete those 3 things seems a lot less overwhelming than the 100 other tasks that I will soon come up with. It’s a realistic goal and it helps me stay focused. Let’s not lie to ourselves and try to be a superhero by solving all of the world’s problems in one day, give it up you overachievers!

Hug Someone You Love 

Whether that’s your kids, your spouse, the cat or a picture of someone you care about, hug someone before you start the day. There are so many wonderful benefits to hugging. To learn more about the health benefits from hugging check out this article about the 10 Reasons Why We Need At Least 8 Hugs During The Day. Hugging is not only beneficial to us, but you can also never go back and get all the hugs you missed. Don’t just make this a goal, make it a priority.

Check The Weather

I have been called a weather nerd, and yea its probably true but I’m okay with that. Each morning before my feet hit the floor, I check the weather. Once I do that, I know how to dress the kids for the day and what activities we can and cannot do. The next time you realize that checking the weather better prepares you for the day, I want you to look in the mirror and say, ‘I’m a weather nerd and I’m proud of it.”

Think Something Positive About Yourself

“You is kind, You is smart, You is important”, words are powerful and we should use this type of positive reinforcement on ourselves. Pick something you like about yourself (change it up each day) and repeat those kind words out loud. We live in a world that feeds on negativity and judges us harshly for our appearance, beliefs, and the choices we make. Today I want you to start on a positive note. If you don’t believe in yourself then why should anyone else? Choose to see something beautiful about yourself and allow yourself to be proud of it.

I hope you can all benefit by giving these suggestions a try. Once you complete all 5 things be sure to reward yourself with a delicious cup of coffee…or two!

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31 Replies to “5 Things To Do Before Your First Cup Of Coffee”

  1. These are great tips! I drink my coffee on the road, but I can definitely focus on these things before leaving the house. Also I never check the weather, which means I’m never quite as prepared as I should be!

  2. Great tips the first thing I do in the morning is drink my coffee. I’m going give these 5 things a try to help get my day off to a positive start. Thanks for sharing #SITSBlogging

  3. I’m still laughing about the fact that you do things before your first cup of coffee. But I guess now that I look at the list, I do too. I generally snuggle my alarm clock for 5-10 minutes before getting moving (she is six and always needs warming up after the walk from her room). I check the time and if I have missed messages or calls. I try to pray for my family and day. I stretch, brush my teeth, etc. And then have coffee. But it is already brewed . . . most of the time. I forgot to add water last night and had a very nice pot of hot air today. Sigh.

  4. I have a Day Designer and one feature I love is it has an area for Top 3 tasks to get done. I agree in a day with Neverending to do lists, it’s a good idea to focus on 3. Hugging my 3 sons and Superhubby are essential too!! Congrats on the SITS feature!

  5. These are great!! I usually run to the coffee maker first thing!! But I think I should try these and Maybe help organize my day! Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Love these reminders! I always make sure to have a full glass of water and a shot of apple cider vinegar before my coffee too to make sure I’m hydrated and PH levels are balanced πŸ™‚

    1. Emily, my husband takes a shot of apple cider vinegar each day too. I’m struggling with the taste, I’m a big baby I know! Do you have any suggestions for me?

  7. I LOVE this list. I’m currently actively revamping my morning routine and this list is absolutely perfect for it. Though, I have to admit, I would have to add “feed the dogs” to the list because the SECOND my eyes are open, my pups are jumping on me demanding breakfast.


    1. Haha Dannie, I understand. Except my hungry critters are my three kids! I do love starting my mornings off right, I hope this list can help! I appreciate your kind comment!

  8. A timely reminder as this is exactly what I am working on. Except replace coffee with ‘laptop’ and we have a winner!

  9. Great tips! I really try to pick out my three priorities of the day every morning, but it’s sometimes difficult to pick realistic goals of the day. I also always try to have three priorities of the week, it’s really helpful πŸ™‚

    Thank you for sharing!

  10. Good tips! I need to try the stretching part. I make a list the night before of things that need to be done. Before I have my coffee, I take the dog for a short walk and drink some water.

  11. Hello, Great point regarding deciding three things you are going to do that day. I find and learn more it really beneficial to have goals for the day. I tend to stay in the shower until I have decided my desired outcomes for the day πŸ™‚

  12. I think I may only be able to commit to stretching and thinking positive thoughts while I wait for my kettle to warm. Nobody else is usually up, and I work from home. Weather? It’s always nice inside… 😬

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