Three weeks ago, I started a wonderful new therapist job with a cozy office in a mill building up in Lawrence. Quickly, I realized, this is the environment that started my Coffee Cravings a few years ago. Sitting at a desk for hours and hours a day. The afternoon heat and humidity warming my office and mixing with my newly setting lunch. Naptime!
So I have found myself reaching for my favorite Eeyore mug filled with Bailey’s almond creamed java. But I’m still only sipping about a half a cup a day, because I want to maintain the reduction in always feeling hectic and chaotic. Some days, I bring tea. One day at the office, I found some Mint Green Tea…..it smelled heavenly and was oh, so soothing to the throat and sinuses bothered by allergies.
Another way I am keeping the Cravings at bay is balancing the sitting with the moving. When my eyes start to cross from paperwork, back aches, or I start zoning out, I take the walk down the 5 flight of stairs to the parking lot. Then I draw in a few deep breaths of fresh airs, then climb back up five flights of stairs.
But on Thursday, I did bend to the temptation of Heav’nly Donuts in Methuen when I passed by. Heav’nly has the BEST iced coffee around, and with crazy flavors like Blueberry Swirl, Cinnamon, and sometimes Snickers. I had some Mocha mixture.
So even with the new job and tons of paperwork, am still conquering the coffee hunger.