The one with being mindful of moderation

Bedtime at 1am.

Woke up at 7am.

Studied for 3hrs.

Went for a 1hr run (and encountered a glorious minion balloon creation, good times 🙂 )


Had my 1st coffee.

Went to work.

Had my 2nd coffee.

Went out for coffee with a friend.

Had my 3rd coffee.


Felt 3 times more jittery and weird than I would ideally like.

Not enough sleep, not quite enough food (…definitely not enough organisation) + a bit too much exercise with the combination of running and walking for three hours at work….  Any one of those things by themselves might have felt okay but together- ickyness.

This is exactly why moderation and balance are so important for me. With a lot of study and work recently I noticed my coffee intake has been going up, so I started just having one a day again, but then yesterday I partially wanted me some coffee ASAP and also got a bit distracted and forgot that three might be a bit much after having cut back. And I was right… it did not feel good.

I felt a little silly for feeling so yucky just for having had three coffees, but nearing the end of the term right now, those sorts of things really matter. Keeping my brain on my study is enough of a mission without even when I feel my best. Taking care of myself physically with running and mentally with yoga is not enough if I drop the ball on stuff like coffee and food and then have to pay the price… (up late with a coffee buzz but too scatterbrained to focus on anything).

Anyway, some plain toast made me feel a little more settled and today is a new day, with the moral of the story being everything is awesome (lego movie flashback) in moderation. Love me my coffee but when I love it too much, it does not love me back.


(Until you have too much and then everything is icky).


What is your coffee max that you can handle? How many a day do you usually have? 

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10 Responses to The one with being mindful of moderation

  1. Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA says:

    Take care of yourself girl.!! Be good to your body and your body will be good to you. But I have definitely had days like this.!! Too much coffee, exercise, and not enough sleep. Causes a lot of craziness.. ha.
    I do love my coffee too 🙂 usually my max is 2. But that’s one huge one. And another small one. So more like 3. I try to keep it at one though. One that’s like 24oz. Haha

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    • You are so right girl! My poor body didn’t know what was going on haha. One is definitely best for me too! I realised that I like my coffee quite strong too, so one cup could probably equal two cups… Eek haha. Hears to looking after ourselves! Have a great day Jessica! (Saying that to you and to myself ha) 🙂


  2. Tess says:

    I’m allergic to caffeine. It gives me migraines. I allow myself about a quarter cup of Diet Pepsi but that’s it. It definitely doesn’t get me jittery. It doesn’t really do anything. I figure I’m glad I don’t have that issue…one less thing to be addicted to. That and chocolate. 😉

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    • One less thing to be addicted to is right! I feel that way about chocolate, I’m not a big fan at all which I guess is a good thing! Migraines are no fun at all! And yeah jitteriness is soo not fun either haha I’m definitely going to take more care in the future 🙂 have a lovely day Tess! 🙂


  3. I don’t know what my coffee max is because I drink a LOT of coffee! During the summer months, I’m not quite as dependent on it but during the school year, just give me an IV of coffee and all will be right in the world. Have a great day!

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  4. I am allergic to coffee, so luckily I don’t get the jitters. But I have decaff coffee and I feel like I am hooked on that, even though there is nothing to be hooked on. It’s totally a mental thing.

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    • Oh wow I didn’t realise people could be allergic to coffee! I am actually a big fan of decaf too, I should totally get some to help me cut down haha. To me it tastes really good! 🙂


  5. I think everything in moderation is a great life motto 🙂 And my coffee max is probably half a cup haha- it makes me SO jittery so I try to just avoid it, even though I love it. I may try decaf, but I don’t want to get addicted to coffee in general ($$$) so I’m trying to stay away altogether as much as I can, although I love coffee dates with friends!

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  6. Jason says:

    I usually have two or three cups of coffee per day, but I’ve been known to have four, five or even six on occasion – yikes!


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