Reflecting on the effects of coffee
I’ve been switching to drinking tea instead of coffee for a while and was pleased that I’ve still felt energetic in the morning and even throughout the day.
Today was the first time I had coffee in a long time, and it was simply because my partner got a free cold brew so we decided to share it together. The first thing I notice is a boost a wave of “energy” that rushes to my head and I feel like I am able to get to a lot of things, but one thing that was particularly interesting is that it also felt like the energy came with a lot of things attached to it. Even though I was doing work, it felt more challenging to focus on things. I felt more impatient and more easily agitated. And when the evening comes, I could fear my eyes watering up and yawning, not really from the fatigue, but from the withdrawal of the coffee.
It’s really interesting for me personally how something I’ve been so used to consuming for almost a decade of my life feels different to me now, and I’m noticing myself definitely having a different relationship with caffeine in general.
As much as I love Bulletproof Coffee, I have been pondering an experiment to eliminate caffeine and see how I fare. I usually wait for a couple of hours after I wake up before drinking coffee. I’m not addicted to caffeine; I just enjoy it.