@kittykat9180 Coffee has never had a stimulating effect for me, either in terms of wakefulness or gastrointestinal pace. I initially liked sugary variations, but now drink small cups after every meal just because I like the taste.
I have friends who get headaches if they skip a day, but I semi-routinely go 2-3 days without with no noticeable issues. And I refuse to drink most office/hotel coffee.
@kittykat9180@zinimusprime It is definitely an aquired taste. I tried it black but just couldn’t. After adding a good amount of milk it got better. Once I discovered flavored creamers it is delicious. I was stuck on Pumpkin Spice but its seasonal. When I found Italian Sweet Cream it was true love!! That first sip in the morning is the best thing of the day.
if i can’t take a nice shower before i have to be somewhere, forget it. i’ve even had annoying stress dreams about it. i have to give myself enough time too, bc the shower in our apartment for the last handful of years has a habit of losing pressure and only offering blazing hot water. i need full pressure to rinse my hair and i take cold showers. i’ve asked the landlord to have a plumber look at it but he always comes up with some asinine excuse. so, i let the water run for a rather long time before i get in. he pays the water bill.
I said good night’s sleep, but I can get away with one day without even that (4-5 hours), likely because I get around 8 every other night.
When my alarm goes off, I wake up and start my day. I’ve never used a snooze button, and have been waking up ~5 minutes before signing into work for six years now, including many days with meetings at the start of my schedule. Of course, my body will be ready for bed a earlier if I didn’t sleep well the night before, but I don’t really find myself struggling during the day.