There is a lot of debate about whether or not caffeine is good, or just great, for you, but there is a lot of consensus on caffeine’s addictive properties. I personally indulged in the warm stuff every morning, because it gives me that edge I need in the morning but I also know quite a few people who have simply quit the java stuff.
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Steve Pavlina has written a great write on why and how to on giving Coffee the boot.
I can t ignore the energy boost and mental acceleration that comes from caffeine. But I do notice negative side effects when I drink coffee. Caffeine seems to make part of my brain overactive and another part underactive. I become really good at doing things, but very bad at prioritizing what needs to be done. If I drink a lot of coffee, I ll often spend hours doing a bunch of low priority tasks, and I find that other unproductive habits are more likely to be done excessively. I become like a rat in a treadmill, doing more and more but not accomplishing what really matters. I find it very hard to focus on the big picture from a holistic whole-brain standpoint if I ve consumed caffeine.