I have been meaning to update anyone who might be interested on the status of my quitting coffee. I'm sorry to report that it wasn't a complete success. While I stay away from it on the weekends and have cut way back on the amount, I found I simply need coffee for work.
I really am disappointed to arrive to that conclusion. I also have not given up on the idea of being coffee free. I still want that.
But I am in an office working on a computer trying to come up with creative ideas and write witty, persuasive sentences and paragraphs and pages for 8 to 9 hours, 5 days a week. I don't think humans were necessarily built for that, and I could probably manage 6 hours of quality computer work at a time, without coffee, before needing to switch gears into some other form of productivity, like running or cooking or cleaning.
As it stands, coffee helps me concentrate longer than I can without it. So for now, I'll continue to appreciate the little boost it gives me. Life is short, and coffee makes my life easier right now.
I still consider being coffee-free on weekends a big accomplishment! Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!