For a while, it seemed like every single day at some point around 2 or 3 PM, the life had been sucked out of me. I would feel drained and exhausted, neither of which aids productivity. But, I seemed to make it through everyday with the help of my crutch — coffee!
Recently, a good friend challenged me to scale down the expensive (and likely unhealthy) coffee habit. We both were getting used to functioning with several cups a day. For the month of May, we tried to be coffee-free and opt for tea, water and other energizing behaviors instead. Part of the coffee addiction involved loving the taste, for sure. However, after a few days of feeling groggy, I realized it also had a lot to do with the energy boost it seemed to provide. In order to remain excited and productive, I needed to enforce some new behaviors.
Here are some that worked for me and made the May days bearable given my lack of my beloved coffee bean:
I’ve made a month, with limited caffeine now (I haven’t been perfect every day). Still, now that May’s closing, I still plan to keep my coffee intake at a minimum and utilize these alternative strategies to keep my energy up.
What are some behaviors you’ve tried to get over the mid day slump?
Originally published at www.thecsuitecoach.com on May 31st, 2016.
Originally published at medium.com