I've been off coffee, yerbe mate, and caffiene in all forms for 2 weeks and I feel sooooo great!!! Bad headaches for two days, but then a huge payoff in terms of how I feel in my body and mind!
Caffiene every morning was making me have emotional ups and downs, anxiety, dehydration, and an extra load of physical fatigue because I couldn't nap.
For the first time in a couple years I'm finding out what my natural energy rhythms are. And you know what? I have plenty of energy to do everything I need to do without ourside stimulants! I feel sleepy for 15 mins or so in the morning, but if I just have some water and giggles with dd my energy is moving in no time...
I feel calm, mellow, pure...I love it!
It did serve me for a while, for those zombie months of having a newborn, but now that dd sleeps so much better I can totally, joyfully embrace a less jolting, less jawgrind reality!
Any mamas with me on this? Let's support each other in decafland by sharing our experiences!