I have come to the conclusion that I can’t drink coffee. I like the taste, but if I drink coffee, I get so wired I can pick up radio stations in Argentina.
If I drink coffee near bed time, I can’t close my eyes or go to sleep. I just lay there watching those little colored amoeba things that swim around behind closed eye lids. Then my feet start kicking unexpectedly. Not just a twitch. I’m talking a 60-yard field goal kind of twitch. Once the cat was laying at my feet when this happened. I heard him hit two walls before he hit the floor. Thank heavens I didn’t kick him up into the ceiling fan.
My wife told me I had three options.
#1: I could drink coffee if I let her wrap my entire body in duct tape before I go to bed.
#2: I could sleep in the garage.
#3: I could stop drinking coffee.
I stopped drinking coffee. Unfortunately we live in a culture where many people are uptight and wired even when they don’t drink coffee. I know uptight people who are so removed from coffee they think Starbucks is a constellation of deer.
Occasionally I find myself being pushed into an uptight corner. In those times I have to remember a few facts:
- Being uptight about something doesn’t change anything.
- Being uptight keeps you from reaching your full potential.
- Being uptight keeps you from getting down to business.
- Being uptight is a sign that you have forgotten who is really in charge.
Lighten up! Loosen up! Lay off the caffeine. Live![reminder]How does caffeine affect you? How do you unwind from uptight.[/reminder]