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Relax At Your Favorite Coffee Shop

May 1, 2008
Your favorite coffee shop can become a great place to hang out. I love to drink coffee but I like to visit with people too. I also need to have my own space and quiet time on a regular basis. I have found a coffee shop can offer me all of that so it just depends on what I want on a given day. I definitely enjoy going to a coffee shop for some down time after a hectic day.

A coffee shop provides me with the perfect location to do just that. While most of them are swamped early in the morning, I find the afternoon is the best time to go and find plenty of empty chairs. It is also a great way to get out of the house and away from the work there that I haven't yet finished.

For me, hanging out at a coffee shop is a type of therapy for me. I am able to get all of my thoughts in order. It really does help me to prioritize the rest of my day and even to feel refreshed. There are a couple of great coffee shops in my area so I switch where I will go from time to time. It depends on the time of day and what I feel like indulging myself with that day.

I never feel rushed while relaxing in these coffee shops. I can sit with a book or magazine and forget what is going on around me. I have seen some individuals in the coffee shops doing work, balancing their checkbook, and even working on their laptop. I tend to keep it simple though so that I can unwind. Sometimes I will write letters to friends though as that isn't something I always have time for otherwise.

I don't always want to go to the coffee shop alone though and that is a choice for you as well. I may invite my spouse, a friend, or even a small group of friends to go with me once in a while. I have to tell you though that I really savor the alone time I get while relaxing at a coffee shop. Therefore I usually go by myself and just hang out for a short period of time. I also don't have to keep an eye on the time to get there promptly to meet others if it is just my day to go alone.

Some individuals are intimidated to enter a coffee shop to just hang out. Yet you need to understand they want you to do so. Otherwise they wouldn't have tables and chairs in the place to relax. You may start to see several familiar faces too when you go to such coffee shops. There are plenty of regulars that stop in for afternoon coffee and some quiet time.

Standing in a long line at a crowded coffee shop in the morning can be stressful. You will find the entire process to be more enjoyable most afternoons. Those long lines will be gone and you won't be watching the clock as you wait for your drink. You can simply relax and savor every drop of what you ordered. You may get a lower price during the afternoon as well which is always a plus.

Coffee shops are great places to hang out so why not see if it is for you? The atmosphere is going to be different than what you see in the morning or even what you see on TV sitcoms. It is going to allow you a place to think, to relax, and to clear your mind. It is also a great place to socialize and to get away from the daily grind.
About the Author
Karyn Lewis writes about the ups and downs of the coffee shop industry. Avoid the rookie mistakes many new operators make when they buy a coffee shop and read more coffee related articles at her site.
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