Fortunately for you, as of writing this, I am very wired woohoo! I’ve always had a hard time describing how I feel being wired. To add a little backstory on how I drink my coffee in order to get to a wired state, I don’t eat anything throughout the day, only in the afternoon, and I’ll drink multiple cups of drip coffee free of any additives, just black. I have an empty stomach and I drink nothing but water and black coffee for several hours. The moment I’m aware of being wired is when my eyes want to focus on literally everything around me and my mind is running a thousand miles an hour trying to solve every problem that I have in a given moment.
Imagine you’re sitting down, and you’re handed a dictionary. If I told you to go look up a word under the letter W, a normal person would go straight to W, but me being in a wired state, I’m more likely to flip through every single page focusing on every single word in desperate search of trying to find the word starting with W.
I’m joking a little bit with that analogy but that’s how I feel sometimes when I’m wired. When I feel this way, I need to do something to exert the excess energy that I’ve been given. Whether it be writing this blog post or solving problems in my head, or you know, drink more coffee because I feel invincible!
Sometimes I love being wired, sometimes I don’t, it depends on whether or not I have to interact with people. Like right now, if I had to talk to someone, I’d be speaking nonstop about something completely unrelated and probably wouldn’t be aware of what I’m saying half of the time.
The Crash and Burn
All good things come to end and the wired state is not excused from that rule. Your body can only be hyped up for so long before it gives. Sometimes I can prepare for the crash, sometimes I just forget until the exhaustion kicks in. The feeling of exhaustion is one of the reasons why chronic coffee drinkers keep drinking coffee because they’re avoiding the crash. It’s like putting rocket fuel into a car that’s overheating. When the crash hits, oh boy does it hit. You’re tired, your eyes are heavy, you don’t feel like doing anything, and that next cup of coffee certainly won’t make you feel any better.
Caffeine, in large quantities, can be hard on the body depending on who consumes it and how often it’s consumed in large quantities. Much like alcohol, it’s important to be mindful of how much coffee you’re drinking, what time of day you’re drinking it, and whether or not you’ve eaten anything. But if you’re drinking decaf coffee, then why the heck are you reading this? Now if you excuse me, I’m going to go drink another cup.