It all started about 4 years ago. I had a desk job. For a while I would only get a coffee if I was cold or tired, and before I knew it, it became part of my morning routine. It was almost as if my coffee was the key that opened the office doors. — Check my email before my first sip, hah! Then we got a Keurig in the office…how great is this!? Now I don’t have to run out to get one, and it’s free! Unfortunately at this point it was too late. I had become a coffee snob and that Keurig just wasn’t good enough for me. Back to the Dunkin and Starbucks runs…and hey, maybe I’ll even promote myself to a large coffee for being such a loyal customer.
Fast forward to today.
On work nights, I set my alarm ten minutes earlier to make sure I have enough time to get my coffee. Maybe if I had those extra ten minutes of sleep I wouldn’t need a coffee! On the weekends, I wake up and start thinking of the day’s agenda…but not until I get that coffee first! My mornings have revolved around my coffee runs. I realized I’m wasting time, money (I did the math, I could save around $900 a year if I kicked the habit!) and not making healthy choices with my daily dose of cream and sugar.
So today,I quit! I am replacing my coffee with water. If I make it through the week and weekends I will allow myself a coffee on Fridays as a reward. Baby steps! (**See fine print at the bottom)
Wish me luck!
**if I get a headache or am crabby, I might quit quitting.