Caffeine: the most hardcore drug besides cocaine, and coincidentally, has similar effects of cocaine.
I’m actually a recovering coffee addict and here’s my story. I formerly drank two large iced black coffees every single morning. If I didn’t get my daily fix, I’d get itchy, baggy eyed, tired, and feel a lack of motivation. I was dependent on the drug derived from espresso beans.
My life began to fall apart, as I spent a majority of my little income on these coffees every day. Four dollars everyday adds up after a while, and I couldn’t put afford to put food on the table any longer. For a short amount of time, I couldn’t support my other strange addiction of Chili’s. It was at this time that I knew that I had to get my shit together. Nut up or shut up, that’s what I always say.
So I stopped getting coffees as a part of my daily routine for a long time. Sure, I got some headaches here or there from withdrawals, but I’m not a pussy. I wasn’t as jittery in the day. I was more focused. I didn’t crash mid day. My stomach began feeling better. I started having more money to spend on my Chili’s obsession (but that’s a story for a different day). Now I’m able to have a casual coffee every now and then, almost like catching up with an old friend.
So if you’re a caffeine addict like I was, just know that it’s never too late. Don’t give up, you CAN turn this around. Just believe in you… I believe in you.