“What!? Another unrealistic deadline? When am I supposed to rest and recover? And what about the quality of the work you’re asking us to produce?” I yelled at my team lead.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I watched a short documentary about coffee the other day (17 September, 2019 https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p07nkgsb/how-the-world-came-to-run-on-coffee ) which I thought would be in a similar line of thought as an article that I wrote a few months ago, What The Top Coffee Bean Producers Don’t Want You To Know. Unfortunately it turned it to be a puff […]
In the past when I had a lot of work to get finished, a tight deadline, or studying for exams I would use caffeine to help me focus and stay awake. I started to be concerned when I found that I needed more caffeine just to stay awake and focused, until eventually I got the […]
Before studying for my final exams, I used to drink coffee, cola drinks and tea every day. It never occurred to me that I might have been addicted to the caffeine in them. When people told me about the addictive nature of caffeine, I thought that they were exaggerating. I even did a couple of […]
In the past when studying for exams or to learn a new subject at work, I resorted to coffee and/or caffeine pills to keep me alert. Some colleagues used to tell me to drink tea as it does less harm to your body than coffee. Others swore that coffee is the best at keeping you […]
Insomnia and sleep disorders in general are on the rise. Stimulants, such as coffee and caffeine, may have a role in increasing this trend.