The first week of 2016 means that social media, work chat, and every conversation with friends and family is filled with answers to that looming question, “So what was your new year’s resolution?” When someone answers that they want to cut back on their coffee consumption, you go wide eyed because you remember your home machine and all the ways it might help you succeed with your own resolutions. If someone tries to persuade you to pack away your machine, here are some points you can bring up arguing why that would be a very bad idea.
The Love of Good Coffee
On the first day of the year, it’s likely that you woke up with the wonderful feeling that you didn’t have to go to work and that first cup from your home machine was one you could savor even longer. Keep that feeling going all year long and resolve to savor every first cup of coffee just as much as you enjoyed the first. Use this positive feeling as a baseline to continue with all the other promises you made to yourself on the last night of the year. The aroma, flavor, and caffeine content of coffee can give you more than an energy boost. Let each quality lift your spirits and kick your drive to do more into high gear.
Start Off On a Positive Note
If you’ve resolved to eat healthier, lose weight, quit smoking, or simply do more, your home machine can help. As you make a plan to execute your new year’s to do list, remember that you have gourmet coffee to help you make it happen. Here are some of the many ways coffee will enrich your new year:
Resolve to include a cup of coffee in the afternoon to help you get that extra boost of energy you need to go to the gym and suppress your appetite just enough to keep yourself from snacking after lunch. Come back from your mid-day break with none of the mid-day slump and watch the pounds melt off. The extra exercise can also improve your mood to help you get more done for the rest of the day.
Your home machine can be your saving grace when the kids are coming home from school and you’ve been working, cleaning, or keeping up the house in other ways all day. Savor a cup of coffee or treat yourself to a latte or cappuccino before the kids walk in the door so you have the energy and good mood to help with homework and encourage more face-to-face interaction.
Invite your friends over for a weekly get together, book club, or arts and crafts night and use your home machine to make everyone some coffee. You’ll give them more incentive to attend the gatherings and you can use the time to catch up with each other or learn a new skill together.
Refresh or Replace Your Machine
Planning to use your home machine more to assist in your new year’s resolution can mean more wear and tear that can cause damage. Be sure to give your machine a good cleaning, check all the parts, and refer to your owner’s manual or the manufacturer’s web site to site any issues before they occur. If your machine still doesn’t seem up to the task, it may be time to get a new one. You’ll be able to use your home machine to keep your mood light and your energy up.
Give the Gift of Gourmet Coffee
One of the best ways to do better and start the year off right is to give to someone else. The time for gift giving might be past but that doesn’t mean you need to forgo the pleasure of making someone’s day…or year. A friend or family with a January birthday, your significant other, a parent, or anyone else can be the recipient of a home machine that gives them all the benefits that you enjoy with your own machine.
When gifting a machine, remember that not everyone else has the same enthusiasm for brewing gourmet coffee that you do. You’ll want to purchase a machine that the recipient can operate easily and maintain realistically. Take into account the time a person has to spend preparing and brewing their machine and they’ll be happy to receive it and use it all year round.
Share Your Love
As the weeks and months go by and you uphold the resolutions you made on New Year’s Eve, share your success and your love of coffee using social media. The creations you make with your home machine to boost your energy, mood, and health can inspire others to do the same. Smile, add decorations, and dress up your coffee to make each post a thing of beauty. Join coffee blogs to get new ideas and use hash tags to attract other coffee lovers to your posts. You’ll learn how to best use your home machine and perhaps even make a few friends along the way.
Keep it Going!
This is the first week of the year and everyone is flush with the energy of the new year and making sure to keep the promises they made to themselves. You might feel this same energy next week and the week after but to stop yourself from giving up before spring begins, use your home machine in the ways you’ve always used it in the past. Make coffee that keeps you moving through the year with gusto and lets you feel good about your decisions. By this time next year, you’ll see that your resolutions were met (or exceeded!) and you can make new ones that you know you’ll be able to keep again. All it takes is a good attitude, the drive to succeed, and the help of gourmet coffee.
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