The Good Life; A How-To

On the internet there are all sorts of “clickbait” titled articles about how to make thousands a day at home while burning fat and gaining muscle. All you need to know is this one secret that doctors hate or something like that, and you’ll be rich, famous and healthy. Now I have my own personal “How to” tutorial on how to improve your life vastly with one simple change to your life. You can take that change however far you like but, mark my words if done correctly it will improve your quality of life at least 3 fold. At this point in this article I’ve really skirted the topic of what this one thing is, and this sentence is similar in that I still haven’t told you. In the very next paragraph however, I will reveal my ancient wisdom onto you.

Have a coffee. This is my favorite piece of advice to give to people and it is similar to saying “have a beer”, although it is somehow more socially acceptable, aside from within Mormon society. Coffee can make nearly any situation better, you get to know people over “a coffee”, you catch up with an old friend over it, you start your day with it and you top off a decadent dinner with it. Coffee can make you happier, more alert, smarter, and honestly it makes you just look more sophisticated. So you’ve probably heard of coffee before, I can’t be the first person to share this secret with you but, I hope you take it to heart. A coffee can give you a reason to stop and energize yourself. Next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, downtrodden or anything stop what you’re doing and walk away to your nearest coffeeshop and have somebody make you something nice. Really sit and enjoy your cup o’ joe for a few moments and then get back to it. Not a fan of coffeshops? Take the time to make yourself a cup at home and enjoy the smell of the beans as you get yourself ready for that cup. No matter what the weather is like, go sit on your porch or balcony and take yourself away from it all for as long as that cup lasts.

Maybe you’re a coffee snob who never needs telling twice to have another cup, or maybe you’ve got an old percolator in your cupboard somewhere and a few scoops of Maxwell House around somewhere. Whatever you enjoy and prefer there’s no judgement, go and enjoy a cup with a friend or alone with you thoughts.

This post, surprisingly enough, was not paid for by a coffee conglomerate.