These 5 quick pick-me-ups take less than 5 minutes but can change your entire day

And all are guaranteed to give you the warm fuzzies!

1. Meditation

Meditation has been practiced for literally thousands of years because it has an infinite number of benefits to our lives and its effects are real. From calming the mind to energizing the brain and healing the soul, meditation has been advocated everywhere, from science and medical journals to the yoga and spiritual community. It is simply a miracle practice. Just 5 minutes of meditation can completely change your perspective on literally anything, boost your energy levels, improve your mood, and yes, even your life. Daily meditation is a powerful tool that works to actually re-wire your brain for happiness, peace and success. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned practitioner, just 5 minutes of meditation is achievable for everyone! So stop what you’re doing now and give it a go. We love the 5-minute “Mindfulness Guided Meditation” Dr Robert E Dineberg to help guide us through, or peruse some of these wonderful meditation apps here if you have more time.

2. Go Outside

Stand up right now and go outside! We as humans, are inextricably connected to nature and study after study has shown that being amongst nature has some serious healing benefits to our body and mind. Just being with nature is known to boost energy, increase creativity and concentration, improve memory and mood, and relieve overall stress. We may not be able to indulge in long hikes through the forest or walks along the beach every day (although doing these things can be life changing), but stealing just 5 minutes in the morning or afternoon to go outside, can give you enough boost to get you through the rest of the day feeling more energized and alive.

3. Grab a Cuppa

This one seems obvious! Everyone loves their mid-morning or mid-afternoon cuppa for an instant and satisfying pick-me-up. We know there are many ways to get a caffeine boost but we’ve come up with an amazing new way to brew coffee that we are sure you will love. They’re single serve pour over coffees that you can brew literally anywhere you have hot water. You’ll be amazed at how convenient and useful they are! For example… when you’re home alone and it doesn’t make sense to brew a whole pot of coffee, or when you’re in the office or on a camping trip without a coffee machine. And not to mention the times when the coffee shop just seems too out of the way or you’re too busy to stand in line. Those are the times when these wonderful pre-packed single-serve filters can be a godsend!  Check out our store for more details on how they work. A box of 10 packs is only $15 with free delivery in the United States.

4. Phone a Friend

There’s no denying that texting family and friends, instead of calling, is much easier, more convenient and more efficient. We’re all extremely busy and we just want to get straight to the point, right? Well there is a lot to be said about making real human connections that require us to use all of our senses. Without these real connections, we can sometimes feel lonely and even depressed. If you want an instant pick-me-up during the day, pick up the phone and call a friend or loved one! A phone call is “now” and it means “I am here for you and you are here for me”. Sometimes phone calls can be awkward, but they are real, they create energy, and the sound of the human voice goes straight to the heart. Best of all, a quick call to someone you love only takes 5 minutes or less out of your day, and the energy you both receive from connecting, can give you an emotional and spiritual boost that can last you through the day. Read more about “Mindful Communication: When to Call & When to Text” here.

5. Do a Good Deed

According to many a scientific report, the benefits you receive from doing a good deed are very real and powerful. Random acts of kindness actually raise dopamine levels in your brain which in turn boosts your mood. As evolved humans, we are in fact wired to be kind to each other and programmed to be empathetic. So when we do something good for another human being, we are going along the grain of our very being, and therefore it feels good. The best thing is, performing a random act of kindness can take just 5 seconds! Lend a hand, give a compliment, say “thank you”, hold a door open, clean up your corner… If you remember to do one or more of these things throughout the day, you’ll actually reinforce strong positive habits and give yourself an instant dopamine boost, every time. Random acts of kindness are incredibly easy and effective, and their effects are based on science. It’s real! For more about the effect of kindness, read Dr David R Hamilton’s (PHD) article here.

The Simple Way to Brew

As our days have become increasingly busy, and everything seems to get more and more complicated, wouldn’t it be nice to simplify life just a little bit? Even if it was just one thing… Like coffee, for example.

“Simplifying life” was our motivation behind creating One Fresh Cup. Our mission was to distill the traditionally complicated pour over brewing method to something that can be done quickly and easily. Our filters are single serve and pre-packed so all you really need to do is pour over hot water. One Fresh Cup is perfect for the times you’re at home alone, at the office or out camping with no coffee machine, or when you just don’t feel like going to the coffee shop. It’s the quality of a pour over, the ease of a drip machine and the convenience of Keurig. Yet there are no machines, no pods, no pots and literally nothing to clean up. This sounds very much like a brewing revolution!

Having sold over 200 million packs in Asia and Europe since 2005, we are so excited to share One Fresh Cup with you in North America. Check out our store where you can choose from 7 coffee blends and 2 teas, and there are even more exciting products on the way. There’s also free shipping to the 48 contiguous United States, so why not try One Fresh Cup today!

3 Steps to Brew



Remove filter from package and tear along perforation.



Gently pull hangers away from filter and set on coffee mug.



Slowly pour hot water into filter in small intervals.

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One Fresh Cup offers 5 premium blends. Sourced from the world’s most famous coffee regions, each blend is meticulously roasted and exceptionally fresh, for a great tasting brew.