I often share fun things that help me get though the work week, but sometimes I need an extra boost to just to get though the day. I've been running around like The Flash at work, solving problems and putting out fires left and right. Taking a quick mental break to enjoy a little treat such as hard candy or an ice tea lets me refresh and move on with my day.
I love a hard candy with a really strong flavor, like cinnamon or lemon. For ice tea, I've been cold brewing my own at home overnight with a French press. I've experimented with several different methods of making my own ice tea, but using a French press is by far the easiest. It also allows you to use loose leaf tea and easily blend more then one kind together. I just measure out the tea, add water, and a little honey, and let it sit overnight. The next day, I just pour it into a water bottle and it's ready to go.
Lastly, a good Playlist always elevates my mood before I get to the office. This week I've been listening to a mashup of the Hamilton soundtrack and the later released mix tape. The music is powerful, pumps me up for work, and gives me some perspective. After listening to what Hamilton survives in the first five minutes, any obstacle I might encounter at work seems surmountable.
Alexander Hamilton- Original Broadway Cast
My Shot- Original Broadway Cast
You'll Be Back- Original Broadway Cast
The Schuyler Sisters- Original Broadway Cast
Right Hand Man- Original Broadway Cast
Wait For It- Usher
Helpless- Ashanti featuring Ja Rule
Satisfied- Sia featuring Miguel & Queen Latifah
Ten Duel Commandments-Original Broadway Cast
That Would Be Enough- Alicia Keys
Guns and Ships- Original Broadway Cast
History Has It's Eyes On You- Original Broadway Cast
Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)- Original Broadway Cast
What Comes Next? Original Broadway Cast
Dear Theodosia- Regina Spektor featuring Ben Folds
What'd I Miss- Original Broadway Cast
Say Yes To This- Jill Scott
The Room Where It Happens- Original Broadway Cast
Wrote My Way Out- Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story- Original Broadway Cast