In May last year I gave up caffeine.
What followed was months and months of severe anxiety. While I am sure they were not related, the initial stages of the anxiety were triggered by the removal of caffeine from my system.
I lasted 6 months without even a taste of the stuff.
But slowly it started creeping back in. A cup of tea here. A coke there...
The other day I realised I am back to drinking over a litre of diet coke every day again.
How did that happen?
So today I have decided no more. Time to get rid of it again. I feel a lot better without (so does my wallet).
Already I am feeling the chest flutters that precede the anxiety. But I am not going to let it take hold and I am not going to let it sway me from my decision.
Caffeine free - here we come!