One week since caffeine

Wednesday, May 20th.

That was when I had my last Mountain Dew.

The only day I had a major headache was last Friday, two days later.

Apart from that, the only symptoms I’ve noticed have been feeling extra tired. I’ve been sleeping ten hours or more most nights.

My withdrawal symptoms may be relatively minor because I’ve been going easy on myself. I’ve been letting myself have soda every day, just not caffeine.

If you’re thinking of quitting caffeine, I’d recommend doing it at a time when you can sleep in every day, especially for the first week or so.

I still don’t feel very energetic, but it’s only been a week. I do feel less irritable, though.

Overall, I’m glad I quit.

I’ll be even more glad when I stop feeling so tired.


I’ll quit doing something.

Something I know isn’t good for me.

I’ll quit for days. Weeks. Months, sometimes.

Then I’ll go back to it. Like a dog to its vomit.


One example is Mountain Dew.

I know it’s not good for me.

I’ve quit many times. Sometimts for months.

Then I’ll go back.

Sometimes I’m tired. I didn’t sleep well, long enough, got up too early, etc.

Other times I’ll crave it for no apparent reason. Even after months away.

I just want a taste.

A taste won’t hurt.

Of course, it’s never just one.

Tomorrow I’ll want another.

I’ve been sucked back in.

Why do I do this?

I’d weigh half as much if not for the sugar water.

It’s unhealthy.

It makes me feel bad long term.

So why do I do it?

Especially after so much time away?

Success is weird

Confused by successSuccess is definitely not “average.”

How many people do you know who you’d define as “successful”?

To be successful you have to push yourself. Most people don’t want to bother. Who can blame them? After spending 40 hours or more at a job they hate, they’re exhausted. All they want to do is relax.

Most people don’t know what to do, either. It’s one thing putting in even more work than necessary. Not knowing whether it’s even going to pay off is more than most people can take.

There are ways to know what to do, though. Success leave clues.