Morning Brew

So I decided to give up caffeine yesterday.  If you'll remember, I've been working on my Fall to-do list and at the moment am particularly focused on #10.  So in the hopes of increasing my chances, I've decided to ditch the enormous cup of morning coffee in favor of either a decaf version or some herbal tea.  Herbal tea.... Pffft!  I run a home daycare.  Yesterday. Did. Not. Go. Well.

I woke up feeling pretty groggy, and stumbled from the bedroom straight to the ol' coffee machine.  I had to FORCE myself to get the decaf out, and the only thing working to convince me at that particular moment was the fact that it was a brand new tin of Nabob, and I loooooooove the smell of a freshly opened tin of Nabob.


By 10am my head was pounding.  Seriously.  I felt like someone was hangin' out inside my brain with a sledge hammer just going to town.  This continued all day long, through the evening and as I went to bed.  This morning, I woke up and my head STILL hurt.

And at that exact moment, my will-power ALMOST completely disappeared.  I say "almost" because this morning I made myself "half-caf."  I couldn't stop myself.  And guess what? 

The headache is gone.  Go figure.


  1. Trying to give up caffiene is soooo hard. Good luck!

  2. Okay, I just wrote this whole response that got promptly eaten by cyberspace because I was not properly logged in, huh?!

    Anyway, just wanted to say good luck with your #10, hope all goes well. And, my best advice on the caffeine thing is to not go cold turkey, it's too hard on your system. Do the half-caf thing for awhile, gradually decreasing the caffeine until you are on full decaf.

    I once had to do a candida cleanse (need to again) and had to give up caffeine along with pretty much anything and everything else good in the world and I had caffeine withdrawal headaches so severe for a couple of weeks.

    Good luck!! Lots of vibes to you.
    Soaring Butterfly.


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