4 o’clock is right about the time when I hit the wall. Its been hours since my lunch break, my eyes are blurring from hours of being on the computer and I am plain ready to end the day. This is probably the hardest time for me to feel focused and motived and you guessed it.. I want coffee. I stopped drinking coffee about 3 years ago and I honestly feel amazing. My energy is longer lasting, my skin looks brighter and its been a decision I have been happy making… well most of the time.
So its about this time where I have to muster up the courage to make a better choice and literally force myself not to make a trip down to Starbucks or Whole Foods. The two things I have found to lift my spirits and bring back enough strength to continue out the day are:
Sunshine and Tea.
Hopefully you can find a place to get outside, at least for 5 minutes, soak up some sun and recharge. If not, try checking out some awesome sunshine photos, I swear its like you are there. Then fix up a cup of green tea (loose leaf is best) and sip away. The green tea usually has just enough caffeine to give me a boost, without the jitters, and a bonus is that it helps quell those hunger pains (dieter’s secret). If your in your office, no problem, get an electric teapot, turn it on, and steep for 10 minutes.
Oh yeah, don’t forget your favorite coffee mug…. just the coffee. Happy Afternoon!