I’m Not Saying They’re Evil But…

These three very common habits tried to ruin my life.

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A Word of Caution

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The Quick Wake Me Up

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  • You might become restless. You might get dizzy. (Wait, what?)
  • You might have trouble keeping hydrated. (But I just drank?!)
  • You might have a higher body temperature. (Uh…)
  • You may be breathing faster, and your heart rate will increase. (But I don’t even have the rona!)
  • Inability to concentrate and headaches. (I drink coffee to prevent the withdrawal headache!)
  • Lastly, and most important to my tale, stomach pain.

The Social Dragon

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Timing my Trip into my Subconscious

The last thing is the number of timing factors that go into when I let my noggin hit the pillow. I’m mid-thirties, I’ve got two kids, a full-time job, a house to manage (though my wife does more than her fair share, bless her), and a mind racing with drug-induced stupor. Yes, I’m calling caffeine a drug. It is.

A Positive Feedback Loop

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Getting Over the Mountain

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Get all your anger in one place! — Social Media

Stay awake even when you shouldn’t! — Coffee

Sleep? Who needs that. Meet my friends Social Media and Coffee. — Sleep Irregularities

If you hear these things, you may need to do what I did. Sure, some days, I fail and absolutely need a cup of coffee to keep going. Others though, I do all right. Do your best to calm your anxiety, and if you have an underlying condition that causes it may be even more important for you to do so.

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Freelance Writer and Programmer. https://PatrickFluke.com

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