According to Nick Luft, if you’re looking for the silver bullet on how to be more effective, work efficiently and get things done, you can’t go past simply giving up coffee.
Although he’d read loads of tips and tricks on how to stay focused, he still ‘felt buzzy and easily distracted’.
And then I decided to stop drinking coffee and maybe have two weak black teas a day. I did this as I was eating too many cakes and buns with my coffee and was finding the down from the coffee-high was too soul-destroying in a boring desk-job.
And now I don’t worry that I need productivity talismans to enable me to work. I am able to rise above the normal distractions that working in an office provide and just concentrate on what I need to do .
It’s simple guys. Give up coffee and tea. Don’t flagellate yourself over it. Don’t invent terribly strict rules to try to govern yourself with a rod of iron. Give up caffeine.