Don't drink, don't smoke what do you do part two..

How I got on with my four days of no caffeine, no alcohol and no sugar

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Hands up to this one. I failed. No problem with the sugary food and alcohol ( I prefer savoury and tend to only drink on weekend as a rule.) However day two into the experiment with no caffeine and it was a Monday, it was only 9.15 and I had only been in work for an hour. I had a particularly difficult meeting in the afternoon that I could not miss and my sister was having surgery that day so that was playing on my mind. In other words a stressy day where I kept checking my phone for any good news. I had hot and cold shivers and after putting on the ‘*office cardigan’ and sitting on top of the heater and feeling no better I started to think that I would never get through the day in work. It suddenly occurred to me if it might be related to my caffine withdrawal? So I thought I would have a coffee. Within half and hour I felt perfectly fine. This has really made me think. I think that it is rather telling. So I have swapped now for decaff tea and coffee except for one special one I have in the morning. I think I am less anxious and jumpy and I think the quality of my sleep has improved. This experiment has opened my eyes to something I was in denial about and has triggered some changes so thank you.

btw my sis is home and recovering well.

*particularly ugly but warm item of clothing left by an ex employee, used by anyone in the office who is feeling a little off but definitely not worn to any meetings involving the public

Fiona Dolben

Acupuncturist, holistic therapist, content creator., Hemp Holisitics

I'm a single parent of ONE lovely lanky teenager.. I live in deepest rural Wales . My 'proper' job is in marketing and events but I am also a trained reflexologist, masseur and reiki giver (go figure!) I also look after my Mum who is in her late 80's, my dog Ted, my cat Black and my hens and dream is to have a small holding and offer people holidays in my teepee and maybe the odd therapy as you can see I am a mass of contradictions.... I like to walk, do yoga, eat salad and visit new places but I also like to drive fast, Feast ice lollies, vodka on Friday's with friends(, which leads to dancing in my kitchen) my coffee , and staying up late... I can be outgoing but also extremely shy so like the rest of you I am still trying to figure it out one day at a time...


Go to the profile of Jacqui
over 5 years ago
Pleased to know I not the only one with a need for coffee! I kind of think these experiments are ours to adapt so this is not a failure as I see it!
Go to the profile of Chris Baréz-Brown
over 5 years ago
What a great idea the office cardi is! Bravo for surviving caffeine withdrawal and glad your sis on the mend. Thank you Chris xx