Here's the deal: coffee makes the world-go-round. Coffee helps people get out of bed and power through the work day, it picks them up after lunch, gives them that boost of energy for the drive home and may even delay bedtime an hour or two so that they can watch the news. Let's face it- coffee plays a significant role in the productivity level of those in the workplace in the western world. Where would we be without it? Here's a summary of my ongoing (ahem...2 weeks in the making) anti-coffee craze.
It has been close to two weeks now since I have vowed to decrease my coffee intake. It has left me less awake, but more alert. I find that I can focus much better on everyday tasks, and I think my memory has improved (caffiene can inhibit learning and memory through modulation of noradrenaline...but that one is for another post- point: drinking coffee while studying = poorer grades?).
Am I supposed to feel like I have left behind the hoards of people lining up at starbucks, Tim's or second cup? Like I've handed off the jitters to those who truly appreciate their $7.90 mocha-choca-frappa....whatver- latte? If so...I'm not feeling it. I'm missing coffee ever-so-much. On the bright side, I'm sleeping like a grizzly in January so at least this craze is good for something.