If you're a daily coffee drinker, you probably have a consistent morning ritual. Maybe you prepare your cup of java the same way every day
by whipping out the ole French press and adding a dash of oat milk and a touch of sugar to the finished product
for example. Or perhaps it's where you sit in the living room each morning to sip on your coffee that's most important to you.
Whether you sip it while reading the newspaper, eating your breakfast, or not doing not much of anything at all, it's an integral part of your morning routine either way.
And, it makes a positive impact on your mental health—more so than you may realize. In fact, researchers have found that this process may be giving you more than
just that jolt of energy you need first thing in the morning. A new study revealed that rituals like these can seriously decrease your feelings of loneliness.
Loneliness has been a huge problem in the last year, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing us to isolate ourselves from our support groups during an incredibly stressful time.
Not only is this a problem for our emotions, but it's also a major issue for our overall health. For example, loneliness can cause sleep issues, heart disease
and can even weaken your immune system. Now, researchers have found that you can decrease these feelings of loneliness by creating rituals that work for you and help
And yes, this includes the simple task of packing your espresso grounds into the portafilter basket or even just scooping the beans into your portable coffee grinder.