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With such long days and early mornings, it’s easy to become addicted to a “cup of joe.” There’s absolutely nothing wrong with indulging in your fair share of coffee, but don’t overkill with a cup every hour. Here’s a few ways to break your addiction:

Green Tea

Green tea still contains caffeine, but in small doses, making it easier for you to get an energy boost while weaning yourself off of your everyday coffee. You can substitute it with a cup of green tea; you can start by slowly adding it into your routine or just quit cold turkey. If you want to take baby steps, if you drink 4 cups a day, try drinking 3 cups and 1 cup of green tea.

Addressing the Social Experience

Some people drink coffee simply for the enjoyment of it, helping them feel at ease and relaxed. Try to substitute that feeling with a nice warm cup of herbal tea. There are a variety of different flavors (black, peppermint, lemon, etc) but if you still need your daily dose of caffeine, you can always opt for green tea.

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Milky Drinks

Coffee isn’t just limited to a regular styrofoam cup with black liquid and sugar, some contain cream, foam and other additives. In other words, for some a latte gives provides them a kick in their step for the day. You can substitute a latte with hot chocolate or chai lattes, or even just warm almond milk. However, go easy on the hot chocolate, since it is very high in sugar.

Nap Time

If you need an energy boost in the middle of the day, a good old fashion nap can do the trick. Although your boss may not be too happy and some of your co-workers might side eye you, if you have the chance to take a nap in an environment where it’s possible, do it. Researchers say a 20 minute power nap is enough to get you back in action.

Written by, Dominique Williams, Staff Writer, Modern Domestic

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