Caffeine Will Not Help You Be More Successful

Emotional IntelligenceIn his Linked-in article "Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success," Dr. Travis Bradberry, the coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart, states the reason we should not rely on caffeine.

1. "Coming off caffeine reduces your cognitive performance and has a negative impact on your mood. The only way to get back to normal is to drink caffeine, and when you do drink it, you feel like it’s taking you to new heights. In reality, the caffeine is just taking your performance back to normal for a short period."

2. "The negative effects of a caffeine-generated adrenaline surge are not just behavioral. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that large doses of caffeine raise blood pressure, stimulate the heart, and produce rapid shallow breathing"

3. Caffeine stays in your system for 24 hours and "disrupts the quality of your sleep by reducing rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, the deep sleep when your body recuperates and processes emotions."

4. "Caffeine withdrawal causes headache, fatigue, sleepiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people report feeling flu-like symptoms, depression, and anxiety after reducing intake by as little as one cup a day."

Keep Charging & Shine!
Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

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