No. 4 - Coffee: Quality Over Quantity

 
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I know it's tempting to slam into the morning with a give-me-caffeine-NOW head on. May I propose a smidge of moderation? 

Make it about quality not quantity.

One or two coffees a day can be a good thing (if you're not super sensitive to it).
Enjoy the ritual, the smell, the taste, the trip to the coffee-shop if that's your thing. For one of my clients, it's a welcome break away from her office. 
Embrace that break.

And in-between drink plenty of water 💧and non-caffeinated drinks.

No. 2 - No Caffeine After 2:00PM

 
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I coach many a high-flyer who's wired on caffeine. And usually sugar too 🙈. Some of them admit to enjoying the buzz. Others know that it's making them tired with the highs and lows.

One guideline we put in place to help scale back on the caffeine roller-coaster AND to help them sleep better is no caffeine after 2pm. So that means no coffee, tea, green tea, energy drinks or colas. Instead, we bring in more H20 and naturally caffeine-free teas like peppermint, rooibos (my fave) or ginger.

Caffeine stays in our system for hours after we've consumed it and can affect our ability to wind down. Keeping caffeine as a morning thing or maybe having your last caffeinated drink straight after lunch can help keep it in check.