Okay, so I’ll start with a disclaimer. I have had a couple of coffees this month already, but that is very minimal compared to what I would usually drink whilst at work—which can be up to 4 or even 5 long blacks a day! This is not good. Coffee has become something I depend on, although I do still enjoy it. This is not good. I want to take it back to a place where I can have a coffee because I fancy one, not because I need one.
This idea started yesterday when I realised that, although I hadn’t gotten much sleep, I didn’t feel the need for a coffee, so I didn’t have one. Again today I went to bed quite late, and again don’t feel the need for caffeine.
Therefore, I have decided to give it up for the rest of January. I love coffee, the taste and the buzz, but I feel like the more I have; the worse I sleep. I then feel more tired the next day and therefore drink more coffee. It’s a vicious cycle and that dependency doesn’t feel good.
I think there will be a few challenges along the way, one being that I have just joined a cycling club, and as far as I’m aware they often stop off for a coffee. Temptation will be all around me, so I’ll need a substitute, tea perhaps. I have replaced coffee with tea at work also.
I’ll keep you updated on my progress, maybe.