You know you’re in for a rough day when your morning begins and you barely have time to toss on an outfit. Couldn’t fit in a shower either? Deodorant will mask the scent, but it won’t eradicate mayhem. No matter what, by the time you get to work you’ll still be exhausted, as your neurotransmitters are basically scurrying about trying to find a sense of balance. In effect, you end up playing catch up throughout the workday, which inevitably yields less productivity.

To get the most out of your day, the simple act of taking time to centre yourself mentally can have quite a positive effect on the rest of your day.

Patterns can be broken–if Pavlov could do it with his dog there is definitely hope for the common snoozer in us all. What’s critical is that the snoozer pursues the morning ritual of an alternate archetype. If such an endeavour sounds like a chore, we have a fairly economic and even rewarding place to start: by taking a “quality coffee moment” at home before the day begins. Enjoying a fresh coffee for a few minutes every morning before doing anything else can do you wonders.

Let’s break down the numbers. According to recent studies, 83% of Australians drink coffee. Among those coffee drinkers, 81% consider a cup of coffee integral to starting their day. However, only a little more than half of Australia’s coffee drinkers actually make time to enjoy their coffee in the morning before doing anything else. So while a snoozer might gulp their coffee down on the way to work, they’re not taking time to stop and enjoy their coffee moment in full – truly appreciating the finer details that help set you up for a quality day. Such as how your coffee tastes, smells, feels; helping you to discover the 900 aromas found in coffee.

For those snoozer types out there determined to get ahead in the world, we cannot place enough value on taking a few minutes every morning to get out of bed and enjoy a good cup of coffee for its own sake. Ensure that you take the time to appreciate the details in life and value quality in your surroundings. In celebration of truly embracing these moments, Nespresso has recently launched the intense Envivo Lungo – this ideal breakfast coffee has been designed by Nespresso Coffee Experts for your morning ‘me’ time. With every sip it reveals its roasted notes and rich scent reminiscent of aromatic woods and gingerbread, helping you to relax, unwind and to truly stop and taste its unique aromas. To help aid the transition we highly recommend trying Nespresso’s range of Grand Cru coffees. Exploring the Grand Cru range will enable you to find the ideal accompaniment to help you re-prioritise your morning routine in order to achieve the mental readiness that will keep you balanced throughout the day.

What’s ultimately most important is that you take a little time in the morning to sip and relax so that you’re not always playing catch up. With the help of a quality “coffee moment” you can forget about the snooze button, find your centre, become a morning person and conquer the day.