If you read my previous post about caffeine – if not, I strongly advise you to, as it will be helpful to do it to fully comprehend this on (you can find it here: ) – you already know that caffeine, in any form is mostly just BAD for you. It doesn’t make you more productive, it is harmful for your health, there’s a lot of counterbenefits and in summary – it doesn’t really make your life any better.
So right now you might ask – ok Mr.blog writer, if you’ll so smart tell me, what should I do with my morning routine now? Caffeine was a big part of it, I cannot just start my day without it, it was like a boot up sequnce for me every single day. I got work, things to do, I gotta stay focused and productive, I can’t just get rid of it one day and hope that everything will be just fine. Maybe your life is nice and simple, but mine’s not.
I got you, my life is pretty productive too. And for the longest time I thought, that I need caffeine to make it that way. Man, I was wrong. And you can find that out for yourself too.
There are couple of ways you can go about the withdrawal symptoms (yeah, there are withdrawal symptoms, if I didn’t already mention that) – because like I already said, caffeine is a drug.
Here are some tips for quitting, that might be helpful:
Quitting Cold Turkey
If you are deciding to quit cold turkey (yeah, you can do just that, damn, I did that), it might not be as easy for you, if you were drinking like 5 cups of coffee everyday. I was drinking caffeine and green tea a lot and I decided to go cold turkey anyway. I started exercising more in the morning and it gave my energy boost for the rest of the day, that I needed, without any stimulants.
So hey, maybe it will work for you too!
Reduce your stress levels
I went cold turkey and I’m happy with my choice. You can of course try reducing caffeine intake, one day after another and measure your stress levels. Adjust your nervous system to changes you’re making. I strongly advise you to use some kind of relaxation methods during this time (because your body will still be addicted to the old cortizol levels and will want to bring you back into the familiar). Meditation, walks, exercise, even drinks and supplements like melissa or ashwagandha during this time might help you during the adjustment period.
Commit to change
Yes, this is really important too. It will take some time to get rid of all of the stress from your body, reduce cortizol levels and adjust your nervous systems. It might take whole month of adjusting and dealing with fatigue. You might feel like zombie sometimes. But that’s the thing – if you are feeling like a zombie without it, it wasn’t a good thing for you on the first place, was it?
Try counting days without caffeine, sleep well, exercise more and I assure you, that everything will be just fine.
Qutting caffeine might be something that will change your life forever, if you are ready to commit to this change and you are looking for a change. You should feel healthy and energized all throughtout the day, without being dependant on any outside stimulants. You really deserve that.
And as always – stay strong, stay healthy, stay unspillable!
Blog Post written by Krzysztof Fitas | 10:00, 8 JULY 2021 | SOURCE: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/8-ways-to-make-your-coffee-super-healthy