Why I don’t drink coffee

Some say that caffeine gives us energy, so why don’t I drink coffee or tea?

DON’T LIKE THE EFFECTS

The simple answer is that I don’t like the effects of coffee. I enjoy the taste well enough, especially when it’s good quality and well made. But I don’t like the effects in my system, I don’t like how it feels. And it also doesn’t really give me anything I want. So it’s an easy choice. I’d rather drink something else.

STIMULANT

More to the point, caffeine is a stimulant. It makes me feel wired, and my mind can use this wiredness to ignore my body’s signals to slow down and rest. That’s not good for any of us. It can lead us to ignore these signals for too long, which can lead to burnout and crashes. I have even less wiggle room here since I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). If I ignore my body’s signals, I’ll crash quickly.

CAN INTERPRET WIREDNESS AS ENERGY OR ANXIETY

So what about the meme above? Why do some experience the effect of caffeine as anxiety?

I assume it’s because our mind notices the effects of the stimulant, and then interprets it as energy or anxiety. If we are not so conscious of it as a stimulant, we may call it something else.

WHAT DO I DRINK INSTEAD?

What do I drink instead? In, daily life, I typically drink herbal or spice infusions.

And if I want something that actually gives me (deep) energy, I’ll drink bone broth. (Ideally made from beef bones cooked for a couple of days in a pressure cooker or slow cooker.)

REAL ENERGY HELPS MY SYSTEM RELAX

Real energy calms down my system, and it gives me better and deeper sleep. I assume this is because my system has the energy to do what it needs, so it can relax. (If my energy is depleted, I can feel wired and have trouble sleeping.)

The quickest way for me to bring up my energy is through energizing with Vortex Healing. And this has shown me, many times, the difference between feeling depleted and wired, and the deeper relaxation that comes with real energy.


INITIAL DRAFT

The simple answer is that I don’t like the effects of it. I enjoy the taste well enough, especially when it’s good quality and well made. But I don’t like the effects in my system, I don’t like how it feels. And it also doesn’t really give me anything I want. So it’s an easy choice. I’d rather drink something else.

More to the point, caffeine is a stimulant. It makes me feel wired, and my mind can use the wiredness to ignore my body’s signals to slow down and rest. In the long run, that’s not good for any of us. And in my case, overlooking my body’s signals can lead to crashes. (I have CFS.)

So what about the meme above? Why do some experience the effect of caffeine as anxiety? Because the mind notices the effects of the stimulant and interprets it as energy or anxiety or something else. If we know it’s a stimulant, we can call it that. But if we are less aware of that, we may call it energy or anxiety.

What do I drink instead? I love herbal and spice infusions of many different kinds, from either dry or fresh herbs.

If I want something that actually gives me (deep) energy, I’ll drink bone broth. (Ideally made from beef bones and cooked for a couple of days in a pressure cooker or slow cooker.)

Real energy feels deep, it gives me the energy to stay active, and it also calms down my system. This also gives me better and deeper sleep. (I suspect my system relaxes because it has the energy to do what it needs.)

The quickest way for me to bring up the energy is through Vortex Healing. And here, I especially notice the shift between feeling depleted and wired, and the deeper relaxation that comes with real energy.

DRAFT FRAGMENTS

The most honest answer is that I tried in my teens, but I didn’t like how it felt in my body. I didn’t like the effect of it. And I still don’t.

I may have a cup once every several years in a social setting, and that’s about it.

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Also, my intuition from my teens is supported by what I learned since.

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Because caffeine creates wiredness, and our mind can interpret that as anxiety, as the meme above points out.

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That’s especially noticeable when my energy level is depleted and I receive energization through Vortex Healing. If my system is depleted, it can be difficult to sleep and it does feel wired to some extent. And after receiving energization, it calms down and the deep energy reserves in my body feel more full.

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When my system has more energy, it relaxes, and it’s easier to have good sleep. And when my system is depleted, it’s more wired and it’s often more difficult to sleep. (I notice the shift into more energy and relaxation when I receive energization with Vortex healing, which is the quickest way for me to bring up the energy of my system.)

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So what about the meme above? Why do some experience the effect of caffeine as anxiety? Because our mind can interpret the wiredness as energy or anxiety or something else. We notice the effects of the stimulant, don’t know exactly what it is, and interpret it as energy or anxiety or something else.

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