Kicking The Caffeine Habit

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  1. Recognize that there are going to be withdrawal symptoms. Jitters, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, thirst are just a few of the many… Deal with each symptom accordingly. For headaches, take aspirin or other pain-relievers, as long as it’s not anything containing caffeine like the ones taken by migraine-sufferers. Ice packs would do as well. Most of these symptoms, though, could be managed by rest.
  2. Drink plenty of liquids. You can have fruit juice or other liquids of your choice, but really, water would do. Allow 24 to 48 hours for your body to use up your last dose of caffeine. Drinking 6 to 8 glasses of liquid a day helps flushes them out.
  3. Read labels. Be careful with what you eat and drink. Most sodas have caffeine in it, as well as energy drinks, and even some of your favourite food. It helps to read the labels.
  4. If you require something warm to drink, go for herbal teas and coffee substitutes made from roasted grains.
  5. Try to work ahead on projects so you won’t have to think about getting another cup of coffee to help you stay up. In case there is a need to keep yourself awake, lots of water, deep-breathing exercises and walking around would help.

Many have been struggling to finally put a stop to this very addicting habit. Sure it’s not easy – – – caffeine is truly addicting, and right after you start quitting, you might find yourself reaching out for one last cup. But if you acknowledge that you can truly beat caffeine, it’s a good start. Don’t forget it’s a wide world – – – alternatives are numerous!


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