Ahh, coffee. The only thing that can transform you from a comatose catastrophe to a sprightly soul in no time.
It’s magic, right? Well, no. Not for me at least.
Coffee doesn’t work for me. It never has. I’ve had people tell me that I will be addicted to coffee by 18. I’m 22, and it hasn’t happened yet.
Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good cup of iced coffee or a latte. But I drink these more for the pleasure of drinking coffee than to be used as a stimulant. In fact, for me coffee has no stimulating effects on me at all. I can drink Starbucks or a green tea two hours before and still go to sleep just fine.
My stimulation in the mornings come less from coffee and more from just life. All I need is a hot shower, some water to cool my radiator, and some bouncy music. Then I’m good to go.
Plus, I can’t stomach something that harsh right when I wake up. I like the way coffee tastes, but to me it’s like eating jalapenos for breakfast.
This leads me to believe it’s not actually about the coffee. I daresay that unless you’ve got eight cups of coffee floating around your system, you’re not actually addicted to coffee. You’re addicted to the THOUGHT of coffee.
And that’s bad, because:
- Cutting coffee can save you hundreds each year.
- Coffee stains your teeth.
- Coffee gives you really bad breath.
- Coffee prevents a good night’s sleep.
But I am a big guy. Maybe it just doesn’t work for me. Still, try cutting your morning cups of coffee. First four, then three, then two, then one.
Then, if you dare, go a morning where you don’t drink coffee. It’ll be rough, but as time goes on you may find you don’t need it anymore.
Of course all goes out the window when you’re pulling an all-nighter studying for the huge exam. Those final exams are getting close. Get your coffee maker ready.
[ Thanks Nikki Headley for suggesting this topic! ]