Lately I’ve been trying to cut back on the things that make me feel like a jittery bundle of nerves, and do more things that tend to calm me down so I can act like a normal person. Coffee is one thing that I’ve definitely had to cut back on, and I have to admit it’s pretty tough. In the last few months, I’ve noticed that I will single handedly drink an entire pot on my own. Then in the afternoon when I start crashing from my morning rush of that black cup of joe, I’ll just have more to power through until bedtime. And on days when I’m running late for work and have to forgo that cup (or two or three) I have a really hard time feeling alert.
Then, in January, I began working out regularly again. I started a simple goal to run a mile a day (and am still keeping with it!). I’ve slowly started adding in more strength training, and find myself having more energy and feeling better in the mornings when I wake up. And I’m drinking less coffee!
One unforeseen consequence is that when I accidentally drink too much coffee, I’m all over the place jittery. And today is one of those days.