Coffee Free Update: 2 Months Later

Hi loves!! I thought I’d start off with a little life update first because I’ve been so incredibly busy these past two weeks – with travelling back home and getting ready to head back to school! However, today I wanted to update you guys on how my summer has been WITHOUT coffee!

If you haven’t read my first post on how I stopped drinking coffee in the first place, take some time to read that first!! I talk about my coffee journey, how dependent I was on having coffee every single day and eventually the switch I made to stop drinking coffee.

Although I haven’t had coffee in two months, it doesn’t mean that I haven’t had any caffeine- that would be a lot more difficult. That would be considered a true detox!! If anyone has ever made the switch to no caffeine at all, please let me know how it went! I’ve been drinking green tea every single day in the morning after breakfast (don’t drink tea on an empty stomach, you will feel very very sick) and it gives me enough of a kick to start my day. I’ll occasionally have some tea in the afternoon as well if I feel like I need a little pick me up.

I’ve been drinking green tea every single day in the morning after breakfast (don’t drink tea on an empty stomach, you will feel very very sick) and it gives me enough of a kick to start my day. I’ll occasionally have some tea in the afternoon as well if I feel like I need a little pick me up.

I have to be honest though, it doesn’t matter if it’s coffee or tea – I still occasionally get a little headache if I don’t have tea at all in the morning. It’s situational so I can’t say for sure that I get a headache everytime I don’t have tea but it has happened for sure. Let me tell you guys though, for everyone that has suffered from the AWFUL no coffee headache, this headache is ten times milder and definitely tolerable.

With school starting soon, I’ve been asking myself whether I’ll eventually give in and have a cup of coffee. The honest answer is…probably yes BUT in very small doses. I can’t be having multiple cups a day, then all this hard work would have been for nothing!! I’ll stick strictly to tea until midterms hit and my body can no longer stay away from coffee.

A final thought on this whole thing is that having either coffee or tea especially in the morning is perhaps more routine than a need per say. I can’t say whether this is true or wrong but to be sometimes, it’s pure habit to have a cup of something when I first wake up.

Thanks for reading everyone!!! When school gets rolling again, I’ll update you all on whether I caved or not (fingers crossed I don’t).

XOXO,

SINDY SPENCER

ps. I walked into a Starbucks the other day and the smell of coffee made me so nostalgic – I swear just smelling coffee made me more alert and awake

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