For the last few days, I’ve made it through each day with only one coffee: that’s down from one full-caf coffee and one decaf coffee, down from two full coffees, down from over two coffees.
Why am I bothering with this? Suffice to say it’s health reasons, I’m tring to be healthier and fitter and to get better sleep. None of these things come easily to me, though.
A t-shirt I wore so often that it wore out said “death before decaf”; this takes me back to my uni days, where I was drinking over a litre of jolt cola each day. This was a necessary evil at the time (or so I thought), to keep me awake when I was working on various different projects.
Years later, I’m still trying to work on a great many things at the one time, but I need to balance all of these things with actually looking after myself. This goes beyond such concessions as – in the words of ze frank , to "walk to a more inconvenient deli… to buy cigarettes" – as a non-smoker, this isn’t an issue for me.
It’s not a permanent move (unless I somehow find that I’m not enjoying drinking coffee; something I doubt will happen), but it’s something I’m trying to be committed to.
What have you given up lately?