Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My life without caffeine (2nd part)


Back in August I started the little experiment My life without caffeine - 21 day caffeine free.

It kind of is time for an update on that after a few more months ...

I basically never went back to diet coke or coke. I did nevertheless went to Monster, RedBull and Mountain Dew a few times over the last months. Usually I noticed a correlation between that inoffensive occasional drink and being super dragged and tired in the next few days, of course really needing caffeine badly, although I usually wouldn't go back to it right away and the feeling would go away soon.

At my last PGA show in January, things got a little out of control. The preceding days to the show energy drinks followed sleepless nights in preparation for the show. After the show energy drinks followed sleepless nights in celebration of the show. The result? I was trashed for couple weeks after all was done and finished. Blame it just on the sleepless nights themselves or in the energy drinks caffeine withdraw process. Even for myself it sounds like too much talking about caffeine withdraw, but that surely is what it felt like.

In the end I decided no more caffeine in my life period. I've been sticking to that for the last month or so with no regrets and feeling just great! Wake up in the morning, full of energy, no need for caffeine again whatsoever.

I don't need more caffeine so that I can need more caffeine! The self-perpetuated circle was broken and I'm one happy decaf soul :)

2 comments:

Fabi said...

It seems that you forgot about "mate", the perfect partner for long-hours programming!!! :)
bad bad...

Cecilia Abadie said...

Jaja, perdon por tan increible omision ;)
Lo que pasa es que yo despues que probe el mate a los 4 anios y me re queme nunca mas le entre.
No tengo ni idea como te pega el mate o el salirte del mate ...