It's 9:00 on a Monday morning, my eyes are tired from the lack of sleep this weekend and my motivation level is at an all time low. With so much to do, from tests to papers, Monday's are just not my days, or anyone else's for that matter. However I know the cure to anyone’s Monday blues and that is Catalina Cafe. As I walk through the graffiti art covered garage door entrance, this unique and eclectic coffee shop atmosphere immediately fills my soul with good vibes and inspiration to start my week.
It's 9:30 on a Monday morning; I order my usual egg and cheese bagel with a Catalina Mocha from the friendly cashier who's rocking a trendy cool beanie. With my order number in hand I find a place to set up camp in the outdoor sitting area. The crisp air and morning sunlight makes this spot the perfect place to study or share moments with friends. Within the next couple of minutes another one of Catalina's friendly employees will make their way to deliver the best part of my morning, my meal. I use to never drink coffee unless I needed to, but Catalina has changed me. They are known for their specialty coffee that would make any Starbucks lover convert. The rich flavors and beautiful late art makes their coffee not only delicious, but also a drinking experience. As I savor every bite of my egg sandwich, and sip on my Catalina Mocha I finally have some motivation to start my work. I put my headphones in and begin my studies.
It's 11:30 on a Monday morning, my stomach is happy and full and I have put a good dent in my Mondays work. The superb staff has cleared my empty plate and coffee mug while also sparking a funny conversation about how I haven't left yet. As I wrap up the last of my work I leave Catalina feeling cheerful and accomplished. They have changed my dreaded Monday morning into a great one.
Being a hard and diligent worker is only good if you do it with a positive mindset. Finding a place to work while also keeping a smile on your face is very important. So my advice to you is to find your happy place to work. Whether it be a specific spot in the library, sitting on your couch in the comfort of your own home, or a coffee shop with a great atmosphere, finding your place will only increase productivity while also keeping you sane.
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