I’m caffeine sensitive to the point where I’ve been kept awake at night because I had a strong coffee 8 hours previously.
The other day when I was very tired it got to about 5 o clock and I was flaking, almost ready for my bed and so my inner turmoil began. Wondering whether I should have a tea to stay awake or if it would ruin me for going to sleep later on, but maybe I’m tired enough that it won’t matter, but maybe I won’t sleep later if I do and it’ll compound, silly I know but true.
This is an inner battle I’ve had before about caffeine which is why I made a rule.
No caffeine after 3 pm.
No more should I shouldn’t I discussions, if I’m wanting a coffee I just have to check the time and the decision is made.
And this can be applied to any decision, once you decide to do it (or not do it) you lose the should I shouldn’t I and can focus on what needs done. I don’t sit down every morning deliberating if I should write a blog post or not, I blog every day which means the question becomes what am I going to write about.
Likewise, a runner doesn’t wake up and decide if they’re going for a run today, they know they are because they’re a runner, there is no discussion, only a matter of how am I going to do it.
Make a decision and stick to it.