Back on caffeine

Too Much Coffee Man

I have but few vices and one of them is coffee. I’d switched to decaf for the past couple weeks but after coming back from Paris, I’ve been back on the agitator of agitators and chewing my nails again.

While it definitely gives me a good kick in the ass and keeps me going, it also makes me more aggressive than I think I’d otherwise like to be. So just a heads up. I’m gunna try to kick the addiction again later this week, but the gaunlet’s been thrown down here at work and I’m looking to crush some bones and get my work done. Nothing like someone questioning my commitment to my work to push me into overdrive.

Heuer suggests that anger can be a positive motivating force. Alright, well let’s see what a little caffeine recidivism and Disturbed can do for my productivity.

Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: (YC W18), Uber, Google.

6 thoughts on “Back on caffeine”

  1. Coffee is one bear of a habit to break. Especially in Paris. Have you tried cutting the amount you drink in half for awhile, then that in half, and so on?

    Good luck.

  2. Y’know, I was actually doing half-caff for awhile… a good 6 months actually and then quit caffeine altogether.

    Then Paris.

    Heh. So I’m overdosing today and hoping that I’ll wreck my nerves so much that tomorrow I’ll switch to tea and gradually ween myself back to decaf. I already feel totally messed up, so I think it’s working. 😉

  3. yeah right you’ll kick it; just wait until you get a whiff of some other keen dopamine booters… hoo boy gonna have you some fun. 😉

  4. Excuse me for being an ignorant spud-farmer … but how much coffee are you drinking that it has you biting you nails and feeling like you should quit? I’ve 3/4 cups a day and consider that to be plenty!

  5. hmm…yeah I didn’t notice about the biting nails at first. Do you really see a correlation between nail biting and coffee drinking? I only ask because I notice during our long meetings (coffee flowing aplenty) many wring hands and pull at their fingernails.

    If so, did you see a decrease in nail biting when you quit?

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