Friday, August 22, 2014

BBL 2013-2014 | Kick My Caffeine Habit


Why did I include this on my Bucket List?

As the stress in my life was on a steady increase, my sleep habits were on a steady decrease, and I'd turned into a walking zombie fueled by caffeine the past few years.  It. had. to. stop.

Was the experience what I had hoped it would be?

I wasn't expecting this to be a fun item to check off the list, but it was a necessary one.  I actually do feel a lot better since cutting caffeine out of my life, and it wasn't as hard as I expected it to be.

The details...

I gave up pop for 30 days in October, which started me down my path of kicking my caffeine habit.  I did eventually end up going back to drinking it, but then I gave it up again recently when I decided to go to a sugar free diet.  Even though I'd been drinking quite a bit of pop, it wasn't necessarily for the caffeine like it was in the past.  My stress level hasn't necessary tapered off any, but my sleep habits have significantly improved and I stopped feeling like I needed the caffeine just to keep functioning.  Most of the time I feel like I am able to stay awake without the caffeine boost, and on the rare occasion where I do feel extremely tired I'm learning to just suck it up and deal with it.  It's not worth it to go back to where I was slugging down coke after coke and feeling like a zombie!

Do you want to see my entire 2013-2014 Birthday Bucket List?  You can find it here. Did you miss my 2012-2013 List? You can find it here.  Or my 2011-2012 List? You can find it here.

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