I have a sign in my office that says:
“Keep Calm and Drink More Coffee; Get Stuff Done”
I love this saying, it speaks to me. After all, I am a working mother.
I love caffeine. It is the official sponsor of working motherhood. Specifically, I am addicted to coffee and diet sodas. On most work days, I am up around 5:30 a.m. and will often pound coffee straight through lunch. For the afternoon, I switch to diet soda. This has been my routine, and no, I DON’T think it is habit forming.
I just need it every day or I can’t function.
I saw my doctor last week for my annual well check (by the way, all of you PWM’s should make time to do this). She asked me all the usual questions and we ended up talking about caffeine. It went like this:
“Jennifer, I really think you should limit your caffeine intake to not more than 2 cups a day.” The wicked woman with the medical degree said.
“Absolutely. Not a problem.” I responded in my most confident business voice. When she left the room to order my bloodwork, I quickly mapped out a route to the nearest Starbucks. All this talk about caffeine really made me crave a cup of coffee.
Settle down, I only ordered a ‘tall’.
All kidding aside, I am a work in progress and taking baby steps to get healthier. Curbing my caffeine intake has been particularly hard to do without going completely insane. Is this sounding familiar?
PWMs, here are the top 9 signs that you are addicted to caffeine:
1. Before you begin the “Monday morning shuffle” you look like this:
2. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For you, it looks like this:
3. This looks beautiful to you:
4. As you drive all over (home to school or daycare drop, school drop to work, work to school pick up, school pick up to evening activities, evening activities to home), your car looks like this:
5. You don’t think twice spending $4.50 every day on this:
6. At work, your desk looks like this (no judgement, so does mine):
7. Some days, there is no time to get a cup:
8. You wouldn’t mind working with this guy, as long as he shared:
9. You conduct your own research (through Google) and learn that it is good for you. You knew it all along.
PWM’s…if you are looking for a great coffee maker, check out the Keurig B60, a great machine! I couldn’t live without it. Serious.
Click here for Keurig B60
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