Alternatives to Coffee

Alternatives to Coffee

 

 

Caffeine getting you down? or maybe too up? Here are some alternatives to your coffee, from hot water and lemon, through to chicory root!

 

Chicory Root

Similar to coffee, chicory root can also be roasted and ground. It’s also pretty high in insulin and can be great for promoting digestion. Simply brew chicory like normal ground coffee, even adding milk and sugar if you feel like it.

Hot Water and Lemon

Simple, yet effective, hot water and lemon rehydrates your body more than cold water in the morning and has been hailed as an energy-boosting drink. Packed full of vitamin C, it’s perfect to consume in the winter as a great defense against coughs and sniffles.

Green Tea

Green tea can be great to consume in the morning as it’s cheap, accessible and has been known to boost your metabolism massively. Try dropping a little bit of honey into the drink if you find it too bitter at first.

Mushroom Coffee (Chaga)

Known to boost brain power and provide all the benefits of a cup of coffee whilst leaving out the insomnia, shakes, and anxiety, mushroom coffee is really taking the health world by storm. Made by drying and crushing a variety of mushrooms, the result looks like coffee, but with an earthier tone.

Matcha

Matcha is a type of green tea created by drying the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant.  It has all the benefits and more of green tea as the whole plant is brewed into the drink, making it rich in antioxidants and perfect for boosting your metabolism, resulting in a great start to the day.

Coconut Water

Coconut water has been growing massively in popularity for the past couple of years. Whilst it resembles and tastes nothing like beloved coffee, it can be great to consume in the morning because of how hydrating it can be. Packed full of electrolytes, it rehydrates your body quickly- waking you up fast.

Sleep and Creativity

Sleep and Creativity

Boosted Mood

A regular sleep pattern can definitely lead to a healthy lifestyle and a boosted mood.
Studies have shown that when our mood is high, our creative juices tend to flow, therefore leading to an increase in motivation, enthusiasm, and creativity!

REM

A great sleep routine leads to an increase in REM sleep quality. REM sleep is our deepest form of sleep, and by increasing this, our brains can link together ideas with ease. We can wake full of fresh ideas, or, with a brain ready to get developing old ones.

Dreams

Believe it or not, sleep can be a great resource for inspiration!
Deep sleep, REM dreams are extremely vivid, they can be the perfect inspiration for creative ideas during the day. Simply jot down your ideas before you forget them each morning, and your work will be teaming with creative zeal.

Embrace Lie Ins

Having a lie-in at the weekend can actually be good for creativity!
As we gently wake up without an alarm we flit between a dreamlike and conscience state, meaning that we can experience a range of colors and clear images, perfect for inspiring our creativity improving our work.

Solving Problems

Stuck on a creative problem? Sleep on it.
In actual fact, the phrase ‘sleep on it’ does have a strong foothold in truth. As we sleep, our bodies link ideas together and consolidate information, meaning that we tend to wake with a decisive attitude and a clear head.

Improved memory

Sleep is brilliant for consolidating ideas and improving memory, and an increase in memory capacity is brilliant for storing ideas for later and for coming up with new ones!.

 

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