Too heavy to be broken...
I did not drink any coffee during my schooling days as school is easy for me most of the time. I am aiming to get by and not excel. No one told me that school was for excelling in. I just studied what I want and never cared about my results.
When I embarked on my first entrepreneurial venture during my university years, I started to drink coffee. Oh god, did I drink… I love the taste of coffee, the after taste, the smell. The taste of coffee is very similar to a cigarette and slowly I replaced nicotine for caffeine. It is easier to break a habit when you have something else to replace it.
My justification for replacement is that it must be a better habit. It will take an insane cups of coffee to be able to kill myself by overdosing.
I soon stopped smoking and become a regular coffee drinker every morning, afternoon and night. It is my preferred choice of beverage. On days that I managed to break my routine and miss a few cups of coffee, the ensuing headache will ensure that I reach for my cuppa (thou I realised that a dose of vitamin C helps in relieving the headache).
Then I decided to stop caffeine.
It is too important a drug to misuse. I am no longer running a 70 hours work week. I am working more like 40 hours a week which require no caffeine injection. But alas stopping is harder than what I have thought.
Now I have nothing to replace caffeine with and stopping is harder than I thought. I have been trying for years and I had constantly failed. The new year is almost here again and here I am trying to break my caffeine habit again. I am on my 4th day of caffeine-free diet and I am drinking mint tea while typing this article in a Starbucks. This time, I think I might just succeed.
My hopes are up that I may just succeed or maybe my resolve will break again.
“The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”
Ong Wee Hiang