|06-01-2007, 02:47 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
TV and Caffeine
I re-visited this forum after googling "giving up coffee changed my life" and came up with Steve's post about giving up TV.
I'm ruining my life staying up until 12 and beyond watching TV and then drinking coffee to feel good every day.
Some time ago I got rid of cable and the TV set and I now remember feeling happier all the time. Now, I want to kick caffeine and TV all at once since for me one feeds off the other.
I have a secretarial (typing) business in an office in Atlanta, GA where I'm alone all day. There are a couple of other tenants I can talk to sometimes, but to keep from feeling lonely, when I'm involved in occasional mindless typing projects, I'll listen to various people on XM radio, especially the Oprah Winfrey radio show. During this time if I'm under stress I'll drink coffee and eat sweets. Then after 5 p.m. most of the time I go home and eventually settle down to watching television and staying up late again.
Steve's post about giving up TV was so inspiring, I've decided to stop this vicious cycle and go cold turkey and quit coffee and television at the same time tomorrow.
There used to be a website devoted exclusively to TV addiction but I don't think it's active anymore so I hope people on this website will have something to say about TV addiction.
|06-01-2007, 03:15 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Congrats on making such a decision!
Feel free to take advantage of this forum to help you through your withdrawal symptoms. We're here to support you!
It may be hard, but it's harder still to look back on your life and ask, "Where did all the time go?"
|06-01-2007, 03:40 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Quebec, Canada
Hello and welcome aboard maggieairstream...
Congratulation on your decision... we have a wonderful support group here... and some very upbeat and positive people... so, if you stick around... chances are that you will be supported and helped in your quest for a better quality of life...
Looking forward to reading your posts...
|06-01-2007, 01:10 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
you're not alone!
Yes, congratulations! I haven't yet given up TV totally, but the coffee is gone, and most caffeine excepting the occasional caffeinated tea. I found the most difficult aspect was accepting that nothing else is coffee... sometimes I would just crave that taste (and caffeine rush!), and I finally had to accept that I was choosing to not experience that any more. Sometimes I'd listen to the craving, have a cuppa, then regret it the next day when I craved it even more strongly, so I don't give in any longer.
Christine Kane also had a couple of posts about giving up coffee , and one on giving up TV ... hmmm... seems to be a theme amongst these personal growth people!
|06-01-2007, 04:45 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New South Wales, Australia (GMT+10)
For me not watching TV is as simple as watching the news for 5 minutes and watching a sunset for 5 minutes and deciding which one I’d rather watch (tough decision ).
As for coffee… well... lets just say that was an easy one for me -- I gave it up as soon as I tried it for the first time.
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