Thursday, 10 August 2017

Caffeine Problems

Like most writers I have a few vices here and there. While most writers are awash in a sea of sex, drugs, cigarettes, and coffee, my only real vice - at least as far as drugs go - is caffeine. I like the occasional drink but I do my best to avoid drinking alone. Whether it's in the form of coffee, iced coffee, or an energy drink, I am getting way too much caffeine.
But iced coffee is so delicious!
I know I'm getting too much because I've reached the point where it stops perking me up and instead returns me to normal. That's the thing about caffeine. If you don't have a lot of it, it can perk you up pretty nicely. Over time though, the peaks get smaller and the crashes get deeper. So caffeine just returns you to your normal levels. That's why you feel so tired without it and why you crave it so badly.

I plan to go cold turkey for a few days which should help, but unfortunately I have so much work due that I'm still reliant on caffeine to push me to normal levels, if not higher. So I think I'm going to have to wait until the weekend; when I can afford to be sloppy and not get much done. I don't normally take weekends off actually but, given how much I've had to get done this week, I am seriously considering it.

It's going to be a rough few days.

5 comments:

  1. Most people complain of headaches when they detox from caffeine. I've never had that problem when I've taken a day or two off of it.

    Of course, I have so many other bad habits that maybe they all cancel each other out.

    Good luck!

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  2. Caffeine, not even once. Addiction to it has been normalized, made hip even. Good job on deciding to fuck that shit: now go see it through! (:

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  3. I drink one or 2 cups a day, seems to be ok for me, good luck Mark. Then there are friends who don't drink coffee at night as they can't then go to sleep.

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