Not forever, or even for the entire day if you can’t imagine a day without caffeine. But, try for one less caffeinated item than you’d normally consume (including chocolate).
A few years ago, I’d find myself dragging in the morning and so I’d have a second cup of coffee. When that became my new normal, well, that third cup didn’t seem so unusual. And, when I needed a pick me up, black coffee seemed a better option that eating something sugary.
One day, I realized that I was drinking eight cups of coffee a day (something easy to ignore because I could fit two cups into my large mug). I was tired and wired. I slowly weaned myself off all that caffeine so that I was drinking one, maybe two cups a day. This process made me very aware of my caffeine intake.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.