Tea – Is It The Best Drink of the Day?

I like drinking tea. For quite some time I’ve been drinking mostly herbal teas and occasionally I drink a few black leaved teas and green teas, but this has been a problem. Although a lot of people point out the benefits of tea, especially its anti carcinogenic properties, tea has a very high caffeine content, […]

Doubt and Caffeine Addiction

Soon after finally accepting I had a caffeine addiction and knowing that I had to do something to change the situation, I began to realise just how much hard work it would take me to not only give up drinking caffeine, but even to reduce the amount that I consumed. Up until then, I thought […]

How Caffeine Changed My Life For The Better

As far back as my student days when trying to pass exams to get into university, caffeine and I have had a love hate relationship. Caffeine has helped me get through difficult exams, work pressure and setting up home. Each time I’ve used it I’ve said to myself, “Just this last time”. However, whenever the […]

Increase Productivity Through Consistency

Recently, during one of my downtime breaks, I found myself reflecting on the times that I’ve felt the most content and satisfied with who I am and where I find myself. As I thought about the different phases of my life I found that the times when I felt most content compared to those when […]

Boost Your Productivity, Focus and Wakefulness

We’ve been a little busy over here at V-CAF. Tight deadlines, issues to fix and increasing demands have been taking their toll for the past few weeks! Anyways, being that we espouse the virtues of working smart without having to resort to caffeine, I thought I’d share some of the techniques and processes that proved […]

Caffeine, Studies and Your Skin

Where I live daylight hours are starting to get longer, but most days seem to be overcast, dull and cold, (not the most optimal conditions to be trying to give up caffeine). During a break I read an article on the pros and cons of drinking coffee, and the question came up if coffee was […]

A New Beginning

It’s been a while since the last article was published, so belated new year’s greetings to you and yours. During the holiday season a lot of you may have had the time to reflect on the past year and think about how you would like this new year to pan out. Giving up or reducing […]

How to Stay Awake at Night

A colleague of mine was speaking to me about doing shift work and mentioned how much he hated it. Luckily for him he only did this once every six weeks and got paid well enough to make it worth his while. I told him to be careful with that and he replied, “I know, working […]

A New Productivity Hack

Everybody wants to be more efficient and productive. For years I’ve been searching for the golden mean between minimum effort verses maximum output. This has lead me on some strange and wonderful trials that overall have helped me to know what works for me as compared to those things that don’t. In this post I’ll […]

Is Your Caffeine Dependency Your Key to Success?

A lot of people don’t realise that they have a caffeine dependency. Usually they don’t notice how caffeine influences how they feel throughout the day and how it even affects the quality of their sleep. Realisation, when it comes, can be sudden and brutal! The blow to their self esteem can be massive and make […]

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