My Favorite Vice

I gave up a lot of vices that I was really enjoying several years ago. I even quit smoking cigarettes, but I am not giving up my coffee.  Sometimes I drink up to about 20 cups a day. I might skip the coffee for a few days every now and then, but mostly, it's a way of life for me. 
I love coffee because it makes me calm.  I always thought I was nuts for that, but it's true!  I even found out recently that my father used to give me coffee when I was small to calm me down.  I'm not diagnosed ADD or anything... coffee just makes me feel calm and peaceful
oceanstarr oceanstarr
26-30, F
3 Responses Jul 31, 2007

love my Joe, but when I want to chill out a cup of camomile tea and honey does it for me

I've had my BP checked after drinking 6-10 cups and it's still on the low side of average. Cigarettes really raised my BP, but coffee seems to have no effect.

That is interesting. I know other people as well whose bodies respond differently to caffeine. The danger in too much caffeine is that it raises your blood pressure. However if it calms you, it may not cause your BP to rise, so perhaps you don't have the same health risk in it that others do. Hmmmm.