Saturday, August 23, 2014
As many of you know, I have tried repeatedly to get myself off caffeine. Although my daily intake was only one small mug of coffee a day (nothing else - I don't drink soda), I am very sensitive to caffeine.
Previously, I've done the cold turkey route and have suffered from those detox headaches and body aches for weeks. I've tried weaning gradually before, but it never worked. This time, I think it will stick.
I'd been down to a quarter of a small mug daily and, each time I had it to start my day, I made myself aware of the fact that I really didn't like it or want it. But I made myself do it as part of the weaning process. During this time, I also noticed that I had broken the habit of sipping it throughout the day, as though it was a reward.
This morning, I realized it was time to graduate. I know I'll still get some of those detox aches, but hopefully they won't be very strong or long-lasting.
Graduation day, my friends, and I have a very firm feeling deep in my psyche that this time it will stick. See, no matter how many times you try and fail, it doesn't mean that you should stop trying. One of these days, success will be right around the corner. That's true of so many things.
This morning, just to give my psyche the sense of holding a warm mug, I made herbal tea. I feel victorious. Hooray for me and my soon-to-be caffeine-free body as it takes awhile for the body to expunge it.
Wishing all a happy, healthy day.