Quit Coffee and Alcohol and Feel Great
over the past year I have been experimenting with different feedback technologies (had limited success with Muse last year for example) and was able to finally quit coffee by quitting alcohol.
I tried quitting coffee last year and was unsuccessful.. I was having withdrawal symptoms.. headaches, anxiety, irritability. Coffee had become a big part of my life. I could not wake up and function without a cup in the morning and throughout the day.
a couple months ago I was in the market and about to purchase bottles of wine when I realized that I had not had alcohol for over a month and I felt great.. and I decided to save the $60 and not buy it. after thinking about it I tried again to quit coffee and it was easy the second time. No headaches, no irritability nothing. I think quitting alcohol was the key to quitting coffee. It all works synergistically for me. Sorry starbucks:)
I have been focusing on peak mental performance and meditation this year and for me quitting alcohol and coffee have really helped clear my mind and given me a huge edge. I still go out and socialize with folks at bars but now I get "wasted" on club soda on the rocks:) I go home and feel great.. completely clear headed and able to meditate before I go to sleep.
For me the biggest and most successful "biohacks" have been removing stimulants (coffee) and neurotoxins and depressants (alcohol) from my life. Try it.