Between coffee, energy shots, energy drinks, and energy pills, there is an endless stream of caffeine that is being peddled to people every day to fight off the fatigue that our hectic lifestyles create. What these supplements don’t tell you is that caffeine could cause headaches, indigestion, insomnia, heart problems, and overall bad health in some people. Instead of ranting about the inherent evils of caffeine, I think it’s more important to talk about things you can do to cut the need or even eliminate caffeine from your life.
In the past I have been a caffeine abuser, and these are the tips that helped me be caffeine free, and have more energy that caffeine could have ever given me.
The number one cause for fatigue is lack of sleep. Whether from actual insomnia or just lifestyle, the lack of sleep can cripple you in life. There are a long list of over the counter and pharmaceutical options available, but at the point you’re just trading one chemical for another. Try simple things like going to be 30 minutes earlier, natural supplements like melatonin, chamomile, or tryptophan. You’ll notice that the better you sleep, the less you’ll need to consume caffeine.
Nothing will wake you up in the morning like a cold shower. Try it. Scientist actually say that taking a shower every working is great for your overall health. Cold showers release adrenaline, promote good circulation, and wakes you up better than a cup of coffee ever could.
Smaller More Frequent Meals
Instead of eating 3 big meals a day, keeping your metabolism going throughout the day will provide you with energy throughout the day. Think of your metabolism as a camp fire: adding small chunks of fuel throughout the day is more efficient than throwing a large hunk of wood on the fire 3 times a day.