Why I Stopped Drinking Coffee
Hi guys! Long time no talk. This is sort of a personal and random blog post that I want to share with everyone. I do hope that it may help some of you that are going through this as well. I’ll just get straight to the point. I stopped drinking coffee! Sounds crazy but it’s true. I wanted to stop the jitters, the cravings, needing to have coffee in order to do something, and most importantly- the worsened anxiety.
I deal with anxiety, whether it’s work-related or personal, it comes and goes and I realized when I drink coffee- it gets worse. One day I randomly woke up and that was it. I couldn’t drink it anymore. I think it was my body telling me to stop. My heart used to beat a lot randomly and I went through a lot of overthinking as well. Not sure if it was related to that or just with everything going on, but I wanted to stop.
The first couple of days were extremely tough stopping it due to the constant headaches and feeling very lazy. I was cleaning out my pantry and realized I had matcha that I barely used and decided to give it a try and that is when I made the immediate switch. I looked up the benefits and comparisons to both and realized that matcha is extremely healthy and a much better alternative!
With coffee, I would have a quick rush and spike of energy, which then later results in crashing and feeling very tired by mid-day. Even though it has less caffeine, when I drink matcha, I feel energized all day. It could be a mind thing but it’s also thanks to the amino acid L-Theanine, which slows the release of caffeine and has a calming, relaxing effect. It’s also great for your metabolism and digestive system. It’s also a queen of antioxidants, gives you a small, clean caffeine boost, OH and it banishes bad breath! Say goodbye to coffee breath (and stained teeth too!) I also don’t have the feeling to drink matcha every day, just when I’m craving it.
I just wanted to stop relying on something to give me energy. I’d rather wake up and automatically feel energized and ready to start the day, rather than looking forward to something that can help me do that. I’ve been a coffee drinker for about 3 years now and even though that’s pretty long, I’m glad I stopped before it was too long. Sooner or later I’d be much older, still drinking coffee and yelling at everyone that comes my way before I have that first sip. Also, don’t get me wrong. I’ll still drink a cup here and there during or when I need a boost, just not every single day anymore.
Do you have any guilty pleasures or are you a coffee drinker as well? Do you see yourself stopping anytime soon or wish you could? Let me know by leaving a comment below!