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“The Coffee Effect” – Secret weapon for increased productivity

Teleperformance - 07.25.2018

Looking to increase your productivity to kick start your day?

Look no further than your morning cup of joy!

Productivity is a subject that is greatly discussed in workplaces and among company cultures around the globe. Being the humans that we are, we sometimes become reliant on external factors and stimulants for that extra dose of energy to get us into work mode.

This is exactly where the cup of joy comes in handy. However, it is important to pay attention to the right amount — and, indeed, the right quality of a caffeinated drink we consume.

“The Coffee Effect” – Secret weapon for increased productivity

Coffee At Work – A PICK-ME-UP for an employee’s career

Most of the time employees drink coffee for a way to jumpstart their day. Others drink coffee to carry them through an energy slump or to stay on task while at work. So as long as you are aware of your purpose for coffee consumption, there are many well-documented benefits of the magic bean. Here are just a few ways on how coffee can help boost productivity.

Your vigilance companion

It only takes one cup of regular coffee to increase our focus and attention. In shorter bursts, coffee can increase your cognitive functions, memory, alertness (selective and sustained) and energy.

Your brain wants it too!

Caffeine also stimulates the central nervous system by promoting the release of neurotransmitters, including noradrenaline, dopamine and serotonin. Caffeine may improve various aspects of brain function: mood, vigilance, attention and learning. The oils in coffee – kahweol and cafestol – are unique potent neurological anti-inflammatory agents that protects the brain against oxidative stress and DNA damage. While taking a caffeine supplement in the short-term can increase dopaminergic activity, long-term use could deplete levels of this hormone and result in tolerance and withdrawal symptoms.

It gets the creative juices flowing

Feeling a bit lost for ideas with a super fun brainstorming session looming? You might want to make time to grab a cup of coffee. Not only does coffee gets you moving, it helps jumpstart your brain so you overcome the first hurdle to unlocking your creative juices. The stimulation caffeine offers is the sole reason why creative people so enthusiastically drink it. The jolt that caffeine provides elevates the short-term motivation and drive of the drinker in turn generating a lot of ideas, plans, or complete routine tasks that normally bore them.

Coffee is Social

Socializing with friends and co-workers over a cup of coffee can break through social barriers, leading to more free flowing conversations. Making and drinking coffee is a connector of people, and it inspires ideas and conversation. For entrepreneurs and employees who regularly create products and work in a group setting, coffee makes it easier to bond.

Coffee & Butter is all that you need!

Blending a knob of butter with black coffee helps in miraculous weight loss and increased mental clarity and energy. The fats in butter may slow the absorption of caffeine, causing less of an energy spike and subsequent crash, and instead helping to keep energy levels even. The high nutrients may cause an increase in metabolism and fat burning, resulting in weight loss.

It’s important to be aware of both the upsides and downsides of coffee. Drinking coffee in moderation with accompanying attention to your sleeping habits and stress levels, can be beneficial.

So, fire up the espresso machine, get out the coffee grinder, or go find the filters. It’s time for a fresh cup of coffee!
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Contributors: Neha Sethi @nehacsethi

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