Twenty-one days with no coffee.  Starting today.  No coffee, no cappucino, latte, espresso…  Oh my.

It’s time for some change.  I get it.  I know it. I understand it.  I teach about it.  Change = SR.  Even good change causes the physiological stress response (SR).  And one of the ways I have habitually dealt with stress is to eat.  And for various reasons like many of you, I have not been moving my ass much.  I sit for work alot now.  It’s been the cold & dark season.  Feeling sluggish…  pants are tight…  I know I am not alone… 

But why coffee? Why would you want to give up that, people ask? Especially when they know how much I love it.  But coffee is a morning ritual.  And serious change needs serious morning shifts.  Jolts to the system, if you will.  I know that I feel better when I get up in the morning, eat a bite and move.  I know that.  Yet, it doesn’t seem to happen.  Coffee by the pot?  Sure.  Food before noon? Huh? Ohhh, oh yeah… I should eat something… 

My partner wants to quit the cigarettes.  Coffee and a smoke go hand in hand…  

So this morning we began.  Took the coffee maker off the counter and said YES to ourselves.

This is not about entirely giving up caffiene, or giving up coffee forever.  It is about creating shifts & seeking balance.  Choosing health.  Every decision we make is one step toward it or away.  And this is just one of those decisions, or steps.  I probably will drink coffee again.  But for now, the smell of the beans will have to suffice.  I’ll keep you posted.  😉

Be well, do good & smile often.  ~Diane

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