I’m in my annual coffee-reduction mode. Starting in the middle of last week, I’ve cut down to two cups of coffee a day. Come this Wednesday I’ll cut down to one. Then after a week I’ll cut down to none, and see how that goes for a week or two.
Then I’ll start guzzling iced tea all summer long. Tea doesn’t bother my stomach like coffee can. It’s more enjoyable in the hot months. And brewing sun tea is fun.
Stepping down in this fashion allows me to avoid the headaches associated with caffeine withdrawal.
This will be my third year on this routine. I think it will be easier this year than last because I’ve already exercised some restraint. Last year I was slugging a mug at home before coming to work and downing a whole pitcher. This year I’m only drinking three of four cups anyhow.