I've decided to lay off the stuff for a while to help combat some insomnia that has been persisting. My first thoughts on day 2 of being caffeine free is not necesarrily the tiredness, but rather the mental difference. However, I can't necesarrily tell if it's a good or bad difference.
I certainly did not think I was dependent on the stuff. I'd normally have a couple cups of green tea, cup of coffee, or something with about the same content in the morning, prior to a workout. What I've noticed with caffeine is a euphoric feeling.
For example, today with no caffeine, I watched Sportscenter. On a day when I would have consumed some of the stuff, I might find myself sitting there after a basketball highlight and just be thinking with a euphoric smile on my face, "I really like basketball." A la the kid in "A Christmas Story" that was a fan of the "Wizard of Oz". I've also noticed that creativity/motivation seem to be down abit since laying off the caffeiene.
Anyway, I just wanted to see how it affects others and get thoughts on daily usage of the drug. Finally, I've heard that deep, restful sleep, is often easier to acheive when caffeiene is absent, at all times. This contradicts the standard notion of just avoiding it close to bedtime. I'd also like to see your opinion on this. Thanks.