Have you done an assumption audit lately?
April 5, 2018

Caribou for the blogI love coffee. I love coffee-scented candles. I love meeting for coffee, talking about coffee, fetching Darrell and Katie more coffee.

So when a recent experiment required me to give up coffee for a week and maybe forever I thought, “What are these people? Crazy?”

I did it. I weaned myself from the copious quantities so gradually over the course of a couple of months I barely had headaches at all. Oh, sure. There was a mild depression, wondering what the point of anything could possibly be, that sort of thing. But I was committed to the experiment I just mentioned, so that was it.

A funny thing happened after I’d been caffeine-free for a few weeks. I started sleeping so much better. I fall asleep right away and I wake up rested. If I have to get up in the middle of the night I fall back asleep quickly. Sources say I sleep more, shall we say, quietly. The joint pain that’s been nagging me for years was suddenly and most thoroughly gone, so there was none of that tossing and turning in an attempt to get comfortable enough to nod off. That by itself made me sure I’d never go back.

And that isn’t even everything. My energy waxes and wanes the way it used to, but I can tie it to actual events as opposed to how long it’s been since I’ve had a fix. In almost every way my life is so much better without coffee. I feel clear and calm in a way I didn’t think possible.

It's funny how often we decide we can’t live without something, only to discover the opposite is true.

I love surprises. Don’t you?