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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fighting against the addiction of Tea and Coffee

I consider myself to be very lucky because in my teenage years, I did not get any habit of smoking cigarette. In fact, I am thankful to God for this matter that I never touched any cigarette. The same goes for wine and I never touched any kind of alcohol in my whole life. In fact, until the age of 31, I never drank regularly tea or coffee because when I used to drink tea or coffee, I had problem with sleeping. Then at the age of 32, a bad thing happened to me. I had too much work and I had to work very hard and in the end I had to drink tea and coffee.
The amount of stress and work increased so much for me that gradually I became addicted to instant coffee. Thus, for the last few years, I have been drinking coffee everyday and sometimes I drank three or four cups just to keep up with the work lead. As a result, I suffered a lot and a few months ago, I tried to give up on coffee and I went for a milder drink which is tea. Now, for the last four days I have been trying to give up even tea but now I understand, giving up any kind of addiction is difficult.
What happened to me was that in the last few months, after I woke up from sleep, I was tired and I had no energy to do any kind of work. As a result, I used to drink three or four cups of tea and could work but could not sleep until 6 or 7 am in the morning. Of course, I got habit of stress and also blogging is not a very good thing to do because it is full of pressure. As a result, I became addicted to drinking tea, having stress and thus I gradually lost my energy.
When things reached very bad level seven months ago, I understood that I had to do something for my health. I tried to come out from obesity and it was a very difficult battle for me. In this blog I am recording some of my efforts. For the last few days, I took off from blogging and from all the activities. So I could get some fresh. Now, the biggest challenge is to get out of drinking tea.
For the last two days, I have noticed a remarkable improvement in my sleeping habit. For example, last night I went to bed at 1:30 am and could sleep could sleep by 2:30 am. I can not remember when the last time I could sleep so early at night. However, the main problem now is that when I get up from bed then I miss drinking tea. Yesterday and today, all the time my heart was craving for a cup of tea.
I don’t think that tea is bad and it has some useful elements. However, getting addicted to anything is bad and taking excessive amount of tea and coffee can only harm your health.
Now, my main goal is to totally give up tea or coffee. The good thing is that I could really give up coffee nearly four or five months ago and another good thing is that I could totally give up drinking soft drinks like Coca Cola and Pepsi four months ago. As a result, I can feel that I am getting some normal condition back.
When a person is addicted to thinks like tea, coffee or coca cola then body changes to become abnormal. This thing happened to me and now I regret a lot for it. Well, to be honest with you, I had no choice and I had to try very hard to improve my career. I had to work in most abnormal conditions and there was hardly any choice for me. Things are better for me now and now I have a choice and that is why I am eager not to waste it.
Sometimes, in your life you may fall into similar kind of condition like me where you have to work inhumanly for whatever the reason is. Sometimes you have to do it for yourself; sometimes you have to do it for your family or for your career or marriage. It may happen to any of you and sometimes you may really feel that you are helpless and you have to just depend on coffee and just work hard against all the odds.

I really don’t want to say to you that you must leave this kind of addiction and don’t bother about your career. I know from my own experience that sometimes you really don’t have any choice and you have to just go for it. However, when things get better just try to remember that the addiction you get from over working and drinking coffee is not good. They only destroy your health and life and in the end shorten your life span.
You will become weak and tired at a very early age. So, just remember that when you have the choice don’t make any delay and try to come out of it. For me now, things are some better and I can really try for my health. This is a thing you must remember that when your condition is some better then don’t continue the bad habit.
Some people say to me that they just can not leave cigarette or coffee. In reply, I like to tell them that I understand it is very difficult to give up any addiction. It is almost impossible and really I am not that much hopeful that I can really continue to totally omit tea from my daily life. However, you must want it to happen. You must want it to give up the addiction.
Tea is a very mild thing and it is not that harmful. However, cigarette is very bad and it really destroys your life. More than anything smoking is an expensive habit and it can cost you a lot of money in your life. If you smoke just ten cigarettes a day then in one year you end up taking 3,650 sticks of cigarettes. Thus in 30 years you are taking more than 100-thoussand sticks of cigarettes. It is really something very bad and I hope that you can give it up.
From my owner experience, I have learnt one important thing. You should not try to give up any addiction just in a day. Then, you will feel very bad and you really can not give it up. I have been fighting to change my eating habit for the last four months continuously. Sometimes I suffered setbacks but again, I try it to go back and improve my life style. In the last few days, I have stopped any kind of working and I just focused on decreasing the amount of stress. Today, I wrote something in a blog at last.
In another entry, I like to talk about fighting against stress and mental pressure.
If you by any chance read this entry today or tomorrow then remember my lesson. Don’t try to achieve something in a single day. 

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:35 PM

    very nice and inspiring blog. I left tea from 2-days (it was holiday) but just now drank tea as i m in office and feeling headache..wt to do??