As anyone who has spent any significant time with me will know, I have a genuinely problematic relationship with coffee. If I don’t watch myself I can drink nothing but coffee all day, sometimes even double strength — 4 cups is one thing, 2 litres of double strength is too much.
Because of this, every so often I try to cut it out entirely. This time, I’m trying to keep a diary.
Day 1, Saturday
A bit tired, nothing special.
Day 2, Sunday
Really tired, bad headache, took ibuprofen.
Day 3, Monday
A bit tired, occasionally tempted to grab a coffee from the machine at work.
Day 4, Tuesday
Working from home along with everyone else because of Coronavirus. A bit tired, very unfocused. Not sure if the loss of focus is from the switch to home office or from the withdrawal. Definitely feeling like a coffee would help.
Leg ache developed in the evening, feeling like I’d run 5 km.
Day 5, Wednesday
Arm and leg muscles ache.
Day 6, Thursday