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RICH'S LIFE HACKS: Does Coffee Really Improve Work Performance?

How Coffee Impacts Your Productivity

1. Study your own productivity routine and choose to drink coffee at times when you feel you need it most.

Record the times when you drink coffee and note the effects that it has on you. If you feel more alert and productive, how long does this effect last? If a couple of hours later you feel lower than ever, does the next cup of coffee bring instant recovery?

Also, choose to drink coffee between 10 and 11:30 AM and between 2 and 5 PM, when your cortisol levels dip naturally. Your body will most appreciate a caffeine boost at these times.

To improve your memory, drink a cup of coffee right after a learning event (not before).

2. Substitute coffee drinking with a walk or exercise.

There are many other ways to boost your productivity apart from drinking coffee. For example, a study of 10% most productive employees found that 52 minutes of focused work and 17 minutes of breaking is one of the most productive workday patterns.[7]There are also many office exercises that help your brain relax and reload while bringing many health benefits to your body.

3. Switch to beverages that contain smaller amounts of caffeine.

Tea is a good example and it offerplenty of benefits. You may want to considergreen tea,oolong tea, orearly grey tea.

4. Next time you’re in a good mood, take a cup of joe to prolong that feeling.

It is proven that coffee stimulates the release of dopamine that produces euphoria and pleasant feelings.

Whatever your coffee-drinking habits, be careful not to find yourself inside a daily vicious circle pumped by caffeine!