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No Coffeeholic Can Reject These 10 Affordable Christmas Gifts

No Coffeeholic Can Reject These 10 Affordable Christmas Gifts

Holidays, lazing around and a hot cup of coffee go together. If you are thinking of surprising that ardent coffee drinker with a befitting gift this Christmas, but can’t quite figure out what to buy, worry no more. Here is a list of the cheapest, best  perfect Christmas gifts for coffee aficionados.

1. Stovetop Espresso Maker

    Say goodbye to frequenting the overcrowded coffee shops and paying a lot for your favorite drink. Here’s an Original Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Maker that makes three glasses in less than 5 minutes. It looks exquisite with its original aluminum Bialetti Octagon shape and cleaning it is a breeze.

    2. Aromatic Coffee Fragrance Candle

      Here is a handmade candle with soy wax, darkly roasted coffee-beans and the highly fragrant coffee oil. The candle burns for over 100 hours and serves as a surefire way of feeling your house and nostrils with that rich coffee aroma.

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      3. The Coffee Obsession 

        Coffee Obsessions is the name of this book, and it doesn’t just explain why over 150 million Americans jumpstart their morning with coffee. You will learn all about major coffee-producing nations, the art of preparing cappuccino and a lot more.

        4. Cold Brew Coffee Maker

          Homemade cold brew coffee is a huge favorite for many, and I doubt if you know how to make it at home. Well, this Glass Pitcher Cold Brewer can be a perfect choice for making iced tea and cold brew coffee. It comes with a tight lid for 100% sealing to keep your drink fresh, a dual-mesh stainless steel filter and an attractive design.

          5. Organic and Reusable Coffee Filter  

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            Another perfect choice of gift for avowed coffee lovers this Christmas is an organic, quality and inexpensive reusable coffee filter. This CoffeeSock Reusable Filter is easy to clean and dries up fast.

            6. Stainless Steel Milk Frothing Pitcher

              Whenever you want to steam or froth milk for lattes and cappuccinos, what do you usually use? Here’s a Stainless Steel Milk Frothing Pitcher – a multipurpose item with measurement markings, for comfortable, dripless and non-messy preparation of your perfect cup of cappuccino.

              7. Coffee Mug Warmer

                This Coffee mug warmer comes with an ‘On’ light indicator, a convenient On/Off switch and a long and convenient power cord. Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer comes in handy in office when you need to warm your cup of coffee.

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                8. Manual Coffee Grinder

                  If you often dread grinding coffee beans, here’s what you should buy as a Christmas gift – a stainless steel JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder. It comes with a built-in adjustable grind selector for absolute control of the coarseness of what you will pour, and isn’t power or battery operated. With a removable hand crank mechanism; this coffee grinder makes no noise too.

                  9. MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker

                    Ever dreamt of owning a mini espresso-maker before? 

                    A machine that’s cheaper, but can be relied upon whenever that nostalgia kicks in?

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                    Well, Minipresso GR could be your safest bet. It isn’t just a portable choice, but so compact, lightweight and versatile that you can use it on any variety of coffee beans. It will grind those beans and make it possible to brew that quality espresso shot of your choice. Incredibly, this miniature piece comes at an insane price!

                    10. Urtheone Car Cup Holder

                      Drinking a cup of sizzling hot coffee during summer can be the worst decision you can make. It is similar to asking for a shot of cold espresso during chilly winter. At times, though, it is impossible to ask for hot or cold coffee when you need to.

                      But you have no excuse to stick with the hot coffee when it’s hot anymore, thanks to this Urtheone Car Cup Holder that can heat up or cool your favorite drink. It can hold cups whose base is less than 2.75” and cool drinks to 59℉ or warm it to 131℉. Moreover, it is environmentally-friendly since it is aluminum-made. What makes it a perfect choice of gift to ardent coffee love is its application – you can go with it out of town, carry to office and basically everywhere, all year round!

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                      7 Signs You’re Burnt Out and How to Bounce Back

                      7 Signs You’re Burnt Out and How to Bounce Back

                      Has the possibility of becoming burned out ever came across your radar?

                      Burn out can happen to any of us. It can happen as a direct result of a toxic work environment or it can creep up on us as we pour all of our energy into doing the work that we love. Either way, when signs of burnout become apparent, they tend to look the same. Furthermore, adjustments must be made to reverse burnout and to prevent it again in the future.

                      Behaviors and habits that can lead to burnout include staying up long nights working on projects, saying yes to every request or opportunity, taking on extra work from co workers, and decreasing connections with your family and friends outside of work.

                      Outside forces such as ineffective leadership, unclear expectations, toxic work culture, persistent high workload, and no room for growth can all add to burn out.

                      When signs of burn out set in, you slowly start to do things differently. There’s a chance you may not even realize what is happening.

                      Keep in my mind that burn out may mimic other conditions such as depression or anxiety disorder. Please see your trusted health care provider to rule out any of these conditions.

                      Keep reading for some key signs of burnout:

                      1. Poor Performance and Loss of Self Confidence

                      Noticeable declines in work performance and confidence in your ability to complete previously mastered assignments are signs of burnout.

                      The pace of the work environment can seem faster and more demanding than ever. The goal of you doing world-class work may diminished to hopes of you barely getting by. You may have decided that staring into space or searching for a new job seems like a better alternative to working.

                      Poor work performance can become a routine and often leaves the person wondering how did this become a problem in the first place. You may even think that your boss will call you out on your performance sooner than later.

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                      How to Bounce Back:

                      Think back to the motivation you had when you were hired or when you were getting your job done with ease. Think about your thoughts and actions that allow you to perform well. The ability to perform at or around this level is still within reach.

                      Make a plan to eliminate distractions at work. Also, prior to coming to work make sure you are well rested and are eliminating energy-draining interactions.

                      2. Pessimism

                      Talking about the amazing work you do has given way to negative talk. Constantly complaining over small tasks that didn’t bother you in the past is a sign of pessimism. Your co -workers may even point out that you have been increasingly negative with your communication lately.

                      Your outlook on life, especially work, is in the dumps. It is harder to find positive things to say.

                      How to Bounce Back:

                      Even in the midst of burnout, your time should be spent on forward-moving thoughts.

                      Change the way you are looking at your current situation. Your body will do everything in its power to make sure that your actions are in alignment with your mindset and thoughts.

                      Therefore, thoughts that are negative and self-defeating will need to undergo a productive reframe. A high level of awareness must be initiated. Self coaching yourself through negative thinking can be the first step in awareness.

                      When you catch yourself having negative thoughts, first ask yourself “How does this make me feel?” Then, decide if those feelings will push you closer towards your goals and priorities or keep you from taking action.

                      If your thoughts are not forward moving, ask yourself what does thinking and feeling the opposite of this look like? It may seem awkward at first, but keep at it until positive thoughts are at the forefront of your thinking once again.

                      3. Feeling Unfulfilled

                      Sometimes, the workplace is known for being a fast pace, high-stress environment. Feeling like you’re part of the team and your contributions matter to your team can really help increase your level of fulfillment.

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                      We all have things we’re good at or interested in. When our talents and strengths are highlighted in an environment, we will thrive as we get things done.

                      When we are constantly left out of vital conversations, we will feel irrelevant and as if things are happening to us and not on behalf of us.

                      How to Bounce Back:

                      Talk to the person in charge and discuss your concerns. Confiding in a trusted and knowledgeable co-worker prior to meeting with your boss will help to make your communication with your boss fair and objective.

                      Set goals and deadlines with your boss or team leader to help increase your fulfillment. Follow up with your plan of action on your goals.

                      Keep in mind that there will be some level of compromise but making your boss aware of your viewpoint and feelings is a major step in feeling fulfilled and feeling like a contributing member of your team.

                      4. Poor Sleep Quality

                      Staying up late at night, tossing and turning, thinking about your day’s work can really affect your sleep quality. Studies have shown that just a few hours of missed sleep is detrimental to our performance and mental capacity.[1]

                      How to Bounce Back:

                      Try setting a bedtime routine and stick to it. Make sure that your bedroom environment is supportive of a good night sleep.

                      Social media never sleeps and it’s best to cut back or eliminate your social media time about 1 hour before you go to bed. Blue light interferes with your ability to feel sleepy and messes with your sleep cycle.[2] Your electronics can be set to switch to a softer light prior to bedtime.

                      5. Dread

                      The thought of work sends you into a tailspin of negative thoughts and body sensations. You wonder will this ever end and the amount of tension in your neck is at an all-time high.

                      The feeling of dread can make you retreat from your daily activities to ruminate on the idea of returning to work. Feelings of dread steals valuable time.

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                      How to Bounce Back:

                      Develop a routine to relax and practice deep breathing.

                      Consider a small breathing exercise that you can practice at work if dread or overwhelm creeps in. Go into an empty room or the bathroom, close your eyes, and take 10 big deep breaths. Control your breathing as you inhale and fully exhale. Notice what time of the day you are needing to step away to take breath and start scheduling your routines.

                      Neck massages at bedtime or therapeutic massages may also help to relax your body and prepare you for the work week ahead. Keep in mind that self care is a necessity.

                      6. You Lash out More

                      You notice that you are short tempered and lash out at your loved ones more than usual. When you are experiencing burn out, you may find yourself less patient about certain things and snapping at your loved ones.

                      You know they don’t deserve this treatment and you want to get this behavior in check so that you can restore the loving supportive environment you are used to having.

                      How to Bounce Back:

                      Be aware that your loved ones may not understand how your work environment is affecting you.

                      Consider how you would feel if you were the recipient of irritable interactions when you didn’t have the whole picture of what was happening.

                      Take time to explain your situation with your support system. Also, seek services through your work or independently in order to preserve the relationships within your support system.

                      Your love ones are there to support you. They should not be the expert to get your thoughts and feelings in check- neither should they be expected to fulfill this role.

                      7. Exhaustion

                      Does the phrase this job is “sucking the life out of me” ring a bell? Mental exhaustion is totally apparent when work has taken its toll on you.

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                      Being too tired to do simple house chores or attend events that you once loved is a sign of exhaustion.

                      How to Bounce Back:

                      Set small goals to take action daily on your priorities. If your priorities include keeping a clean living area or hanging out with your friends once a week, stick to your plans.

                      You will find that your mood is improved and you are not as drained once you are doing things in alignment with your goals and priorities.

                      The Bottom Line

                      Burn out can creep up on you. It can be caused by personal behaviors, habits, or toxic work environments. Regardless of the factors that lead to burnout, the signs of burnout are the same.

                      Awareness is the first step of knowing what is happening. The next step is taking action based on the specific signs you are displaying.

                      Recovery from burnout may look like identifying the culprit that caused you to burn out so that you can continue making progress in your work.

                      Recovery can also require you to make a strategic exit from your current situation to restore your peace of mind and fully recover—and never look back.

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