I am not a morning person. At all. Every morning is a struggle between my alarm clock (set every five minutes) and my bed, and most of the time, my bed wins. I was lucky to have worked in an office with flexible working hours, until they changed it to a more rigid 9-6. Of course, my payslip suffered. Now that I work from home, it has gotten worse, because there’s no one policing my time.
I wake up at odd hours, but my mind only wakes up after a cup of black tea or coffee. When I was still working in the office, I sometimes do a quick Starbucks run so I can start functioning as a human being. I don’t have the same luxury as a home-based employee.
Luckily, Starbucks launched its ready-to-drink bottled Starbucks Frappuccino, which is now available in Starbucks branches, supermarkets, and convenience stores! In the past, it was only available in S&R, which I only go to once or twice a year.
The ready-to-drink bottled Frappuccinos come in Coffee and Mocha flavors, and are inspired by the original Frappuccino blended beverages. Having this in stores means I can stock up on bottles for the week and not have to worry about going out every day. Each bottle costs P120.
The timing is perfect. Ever since I started working from home last month, I’ve been trying (and failing) to set up a system. In an ideal world, I would get up at 7, listen to a podcast while having breakfast, do some yoga, have a cold shower, and start working by 9. But because of my crippling insomnia, I wake up at 10 and start working after lunch, often into the evening. I thought I would have more time to catch up on my reading and watching, but we live in planet Earth where crazy things happen.
Things are slowly changing. I woke up at 8 this morning and got a lot of things accomplished before lunch. I had the Starbucks bottled Frappuccino in Coffee, and I had to stop myself from downing the whole drink because of its creamy goodness. I believe that drinks (like life) should be sipped, not gulped.
Yes, we do not live in an ideal world but we do what we can to dress our mess up. Coffee has been a huge help. Here’s to me becoming a morning person!