Drink your coffee and your whiskey in the same chair.
It’s this weird thing, the chair that I sit on while drinking my morning coffee is the place I think on. Where I haven’t checked my phone and it is a time of reflection.
I get mentally prepped for the day to come.
This is my morning ritual, I just sit, think, reminisce and visualize where I want to be.
Pretty soon that chair became an integral part of my life.
Every morning for the past 6 years I have been intentionally leaving my phone in my room and sitting at the dining table with my coffee and cigarette.
Today I tried it with my whiskey at 9 pm. Exact same result.
I am calm, feel peaceful and feel good about myself.
Without making any bones about it, as I write this I am on my third and final drink for the night.
The reason I write this is that I used to usually spend this hour sitting in front of the TV absorbing constant chatter, and I realized it was just noise. Today I had left my phone aside and just sat there.
Exact same result.
I will be going to bed in the same frame of mind that I woke up with.
This amazing sensation of how life has so much more to offer if we just shut out the noise that keeps us from discovering it.
I am not advocating caffeine use Or binge drinking. I am saying try what works for you.
As for me, I lifted weights in the morning and walked 5 kms in the evening.
I am shamelessly used to consuming alcohol and smoking, a habit I am working on, but I am also making it work for myself, turning my weakness to my strength.
This is a spontaneous post, I picked up my phone and thought of writing this with the hope of telling you about my experience and also discovering likeminded people who have experienced this.