I have been considering giving up coffee and am looking for feedback.
I have been researching it and have been reading others opinions of what it's like. Many people say that they end up having more energy? it sounds like it's the coffee can be causing me not to be able to wake up easily, or causing the 3:00 slump when I thought the coffee was actually helping.
I drink a lot of coffee (a few cups in the morning, and ice coffees throughout the day to "reward" myself), and feel exhausted/depressed a lot of the time, can't focus on one thing at a time, take frequent naps, can't sleep through the night, etc even though I have been eating right, exercising, taking vitamins, and drinking way more water.
So, I want to give it up as an experiment to see if i feel better... but of course I'm afraid of the headaches and have no clue what to really expect for withdrawal symptoms.
Another concern is that I told my husband last night that I may give up coffee and he looked at me like I'm nuts and said why don't I just join a convent and not to expect him to quit or get mad when he brews coffee. lol the poor guy feels like he can't drink in the house anymore and quit smoking w/ me, not to mention the pressure he's under lately to eat healthy. So I guess I can see where he is coming from...
But, his reaction is another concern I have... giving up another vice makes me feel just a little more boring. And his reaction tells me that others would agree...like maybe I AM on my way to joining a convent... or playing bingo with 80 year olds, or being the head of the pta or organizing church parties or something. I used to HATE people who acted like they were perfect and did nothing wrong at all in life... is it really bad to feel like this? But really, it's just coffee... it's absurd to think that giving up caffeine would make me feel this way!!