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Finding Inspiration in Coffee Shops

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Inspiration can give us vision, allowing us to open doors to new possibilities, and is a lens that can transform what we see in the mirror and change our perspective of how we see the world.

We all need a little inspiration at in our lives, whether it’s to lift us up from a mundane routine or to help us conquer life’s challenges and drive us towards our goals. Inspiration can give us vision, allowing us to open doors to new possibilities, and is a lens that can transform what we see in the mirror and change our perspective of how we see the world.

One of my favourite ways to find inspiration is to take a little time for myself out of the day to visit a local coffee shop. It’s a little bit of ‘me time‘ where I can sit down relax and let my mind wander. Lately I’ve been noticing these little coffee shop trips have led to me learning new things and coming up with fresh ideas. Let me tell you about three ways I find inspiration at coffee shops…


One of my favourite ways to find inspiration is to take a little time for myself out of the day to visit a local coffee shop. The petite classic bondi watch from Daniel Wellington. Get 20% off with code MISSY

3 Ways To Find Inspiration in Coffee Shops

1. People Watching

Coffee shops are a great place to people watch. I find that spending time observing the moving scenery helps open the mind to fresh ideas.

If you walk into a local coffee shop in Toronto, you’ll see an all sorts different people, some will be working, others will be chatting, while some are just passing through for coffee. It’s like a real life Instagram feed of fashion bloggers, young professionals, artists and everything in between.

2. Listening in on conversation

I don’t necessarily do this on purpose, but there are times it’s impossible not to listen to an interesting conversation happening, especially if it’s right next to me. Even little snippets of conversations and short exchanges tell a small story of life and experiences.

3. Letting your mind wander

We live in this society where it’s alway go-go-go on and to the next one, and chasing your goals. Sometimes it’s just nice to to nothing for 5 minutes. Turn off your phone and disconnect while you’re enjoying your coffee. You’ll have all day to crush it after!



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  • I enjoy people watching. Inspiration comes in a million different forms. The more non-traditional the better.

  • Claudia Krusch

    Sometimes I just need a break and I go to the local coffee shop to enjoy a cup and do some people watching. You never know when inspiration will hit so I always have a notebook on me.

  • Oh how I would love to just hang solo in a coffee shop right now. In September, it will happen. 🙂

  • WEMAKE7

    This may sound crazy but I have never been to a coffee shop before. I think when the kiddos go back to school in the Fall I will have to go to one.

  • Marysa

    My coffee time is definitely “me” time. I usually only go to coffee shops when I meet a friend, but I can see how it is a nice place to escape from things.

  • Liz Cochico

    Coffee time at coffee shops is a Me Time for me. It’s so nice to hang out solo in a coffee shop from time to time.

  • Shirley Eliza Martinez

    I don’t take advantage of coffee shops enough. Maybe I should start.

  • What a cute outfit you have on. I love coffee shops for a variety of reasons but mainly because the wonderful aromas relax me to let my mind wander and forget about everything I should be doing instead of what I want to be doing.

  • Christy Garrett

    It has been a while since I have taken my computer outside the house to work. I find it refreshing and it helps get my creativity flowing. I need it right now because I feel like I am in a slump.

  • I love people watching at the coffee shops. I usually go there with my iPhone and pretend to look busy!

  • redheadmomblog

    I love your pictures! I haven’t been to a coffee shop in a long time. It is definitely fun to people watch.

  • Frosted Events

    What an awesome idea having a solo coffee was so great for me and this is what I love to do when I’m tired and stress

  • These are really great tips!! I’ve been meaning to give myself a break from working at home and find a little coffee shop to hang out in. Once I do these tips can really help me find a bit of inspiration while I’m there . . .

  • sara

    I enjoy people watching in coffee shops, on the rare occasions I get to do it. It is fun to try to figure out who all the people are and what they do.