I quit coffee

Normally I brew my own coffee at work, and I drink several large cups per day. A couple of days ago (the 1st) I was drinking my first cup and for some reason, it didn't have that draw it did before. It was like my body was telling me 'You don't need this. Coffee is not good for you'. Suddenly, coffee felt wrong.

A couple hours later I went to my first session in the gym (during lunchtime) where they measured my weight, body fat, and blood pressure. The coach told me my blood pressure was slightly above limit and that if it was lasting, I'd need to see a doctor. Of course, as soon as I told my wife she badgered me into making an appointment right away (that'll be later this evening).

Anyway, I've always known that coffee has an effect on me, and the experience this morning really felt like my body was trying to tell me something. And I've always held the believe that if your body (or your subconscious for that matter) is trying to tell you something, you should listen. It's for the same reason I started drinking milk again as well.

So the day after I decided to skip my coffee ritual and just drink water. And I have to admit, the difference is noticeable. I am less jittery at work, my insides are happier, and I just feel better. So far, I don't have serious caffeine withdrawal. I do have a headache, but that could be attributed to the fact that yesterday I exercised many shoulder muscles which are complaining loudly today. I have to say that life without coffee seems better. After that I had the best night's sleep I've had in a long time. And when I woke up (before the alarm) I simply opened my eyes and was fully awake. I feel great.

I also went to see the doctor, where my bp was still a bitelevated , but not really an issue yet. He told me to keep working out a lot, reduce sodium intake (which was a fair point. I eat too salty) and told me to come back next month, in the morning, so that he can have my blood tested since that hasn't been done yet.
the key element here is not that I decided to quit coffee. Instead, my body quit coffee and informed me of said decision. I have no cravings at all, and I don't even have a taste for it anymore. It requires no willpower. In that regard, it's different from e.g. to quit candy which I still have a liking to


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