But first, coffee. (Or tea, for non-coffee folks.) When I wake up for work during the week. I like to start with making sure my kitchen and workspace area is tidy – I call this the "café corner". Then I put on fresh ground coffee – made with a stovetop Italian Bialetti espresso maker. I love that it was given to me for my birthday a few years ago – and it's never failed me! I try to only use good coffee, because the flavor is unmatched (Illy works well for me, and comes vacuum sealed in a collectible tin.) Use fresh, filtered water that's cold – it's important for the water to boil. While coffee is heating on the stove, I usually take my shower. By the time I'm changed and ready for my outfit of the day, the coffee has brewed! There really is nothing like delicious espresso (plus almond milk and honey) to get you motivated and feeling good in the morning.