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11 Ways to Upgrade Your WFH Morning Routine

From a next-level boost of caffeine to a concentration clock.

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We’re still deep into the New Year’s resolution phase of 2022, and you’ve probably glimpsed plenty of trending videos on social media with titles like “Wake up at 6 am with me!” or “A Productive Day in My Life Vlog.” And though that phenomenon might seem like a fleeting trend, bound to fizzle out before spring, it’s so much more. Roughly two years into our “new normal,” those work-from-home morning rituals are still changing — and we’re continuing to find ways to make even the most chaotic mornings better.

With WFH practices still very much in flux, it’s essential to establish a start-the-day structure that works for you. If your current morning routine looks like bopping your smartphone snooze button until you’re late for that video meeting you’re taking from your couch desk, then maybe it’s time for a revamp. The perfect cup of coffee is just one way to add in an energizing boost, and Nespresso’s Vertuo Boost Coffee Capsules work especially hard for you. They’re crafted with natural coffee extracts, adding 20% more caffeine per capsule.*

As you find a new WFH style that works for you, consider adding a couple (or more) of these helpful products to your morning. From coffee with additional caffeine to a workout mat for mid-morning Pilates, these picks are designed to help you turn into an early-morning breakfast-maker and lemon-water-drinker, all before your first video call of the day.

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Nespresso Vertuo Stormio Boost & Melozio Boost Vertuo Coffee Capules

A hot cup of coffee is already a delicacy to look forward to each morning. It wakes up the mind, body, and taste buds with new and different coffee blends. Nespresso’s new Boost coffee capsules add 20 percent more caffeine per capsule than classic Nespresso pods, helping you to amplify your morning routine and seize the day with vigor.

Ankle Weights

After or during that walk, a pair of stylish yet lightweight ankle weights can provide another boost. These bangles add comfortable resistance to any physical exercise — making them the ideal addition for yoga sessions, early strolls, living-room HIIT classes, or high-impact aerobics.

Sunrise/Sunset Lamp

A productive morning starts at night — with a solid night's sleep leading into a peaceful awakening. This sunrise and sunset lamp combines a sound machine, a rising alarm, a soothing smart light, a meditation app, and an alarm clock in one intelligent device.

Concentration Clock

It’s hard to stay focused when the office has moved directly into your home and stayed there. Concentration? Not so easy when children are crying, trucks are passing by, and your significant other is (loudly) cooking in the background. This concentration clock offers a 60-minute visual timer to help you manage your day — from time spent responding to emails to lunch breaks and even the dreaded doom-scrolling.

Nespresso Nomad Travel Mug

A morning walk in chilly weather might not be the first thing you want to do when you wake up, but the benefits are ample. A brisk AM stroll can help you feel more rejuvenated and alert while helping improve heart health. Take your Nespresso brew of choice along in the Nomad Travel Mug, which keeps your caffeinated beverage warm or iced.

Smartwatch

Stay on top of your goals with a watch meant for tracking steps, additional movement, and active zones (time and energy spent while doing different exercises). Movement can help improve the way you feel throughout the day, and it’s more important than ever to get some steps in during an otherwise stagnant work week. The always-on display and built-in GPS will keep up with you wherever you go.

Workout Mat

Plenty of fitness studios have reopened, but that doesn’t mean everyone feels comfortable attending in-person classes and gyms. Luckily, many at-home streaming services feature all our favorite routines. So wake up and stretch, sweat, or sculpt with a workout mat made from ethically sourced, premium, all-natural rubber.

VertuoPlus Deluxe Nespresso Machine

You can’t make coffee without the proper machine, and what better one out there than the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe? This sleek and elegant design, which doesn't take up too much countertop space, features a precision brewing system that automatically adjusts for each capsule to create a perfect cup.

White Noise Machine

This intelligent machine uses natural, real-fan noise that provides consistent soundscapes while helping mute obnoxious interruptions. Set your preferences for sleep, or use the app to add timers during a soothing, early workflow.

Day Planner

Laptops and apps are great for note-taking, but writing out to-do lists and schedules on paper may help you feel more engaged and receptive to remembering what’s next. Set aside your smartphone, and get your thoughts down with a day-by-day record keeper like this one.


*Nespresso Boost is enhanced with natural coffee extracts and contains 20% more caffeine per capsule than regular Melozio/Stormio.

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