Does Starbucks Influence Your Productivity?

Monday, June 17, 2013 Stef dela Cruz 0 Comments

I was so tired of the view in my room. As someone who works mostly at home, I didn’t like being stuck in the same work milieu.

Day in and day out, I had to stare at the television, with my cat sleeping beside me, while my back ached as I typed on my laptop. Aside from the fact that I didn’t have a work table yet, I also had the tendency to oversleep. That’s expected, given the fact that I always had to work in the bedroom.

I then made up my mind to go to Starbucks and work there instead. I ordered Chicken Buffalo Bleu, a dark chocolate macadamia cookie, and a dark mocha frap. It was filling and provided just the right amount of caffeine and sugar fix:


I was a little productive. A little, because instead of working on my article, I ended up blogging – again – and scheduling my tweets. Yes, that’s still part of work, but it wasn’t my agendum for going to Starbucks in the first place.

But hey, I’m not complaining. I had dinner which did not comprise of anything fried for a change. And since everybody in the coffee shop was actually studying, I was pretty much pressured to read and work, too.


Chicken Buffalo Bleu, Dark Choco Macadamia Cookie,
and Dark Mocha Frap at Starbucks

I don’t mind the loud chatter; it’s better than the silence inside my condo unit which, if you ask me, is a bit too big for just one person.

Nothing beats a useless visit to Starbucks on a lazy, unproductive day. It makes me feel human and grateful that I’m not a robot. Open-mouthed smile

Stef dela CruzAbout the blogger
Stef dela Cruz is a doctor and writer. She received the 2013 Award for Health Media from the Department of Health. She maintains a health column in Health.Care Magazine and contributes to The Manila Bulletin. Add her to your circles.