Daclaud Lee is not here to bull shit anyone about scientific studies and the links between coffee and happiness. Daclaud Lee is no expert either on studies regarding human mood nor does he claim to know anything about the effects of depression and happiness on the human body or even what causes it, but there is one thing Daclaud Lee does know, and it’s the simple fact that drinking coffee makes him happy!
Coffee Makes Me Happy – Daclaud Lee
Daclaud Lee can not be sure what it is about coffee that makes him happy, perhaps it’s the caffeine? Caffeine has always been known as a positive stimulant and it’s pretty much common conception that caffeine keeps you awake and alert, but does it also inspire happiness?
Every morning, before Daclaud Lee prepares for work, he gets out of bed, brushes his teeth and washes his face. Then he goes downstairs to the kitchen and fills up his kettle with hot water. Daclaud Lee can appreciate “better” coffee, but he prefers instant coffee as soon as he gets out of bed because instant coffee is easy to make, not messy at all because you don’t have to worry about throwing away used coffee grinds and filters. Since Daclaud Lee drinks coffee regularly, he prefers Nestle brand of Colombian coffee which can be found in most major grocery stores. If that is unavailable, he will settle for generic grocery store blends because he is less interested in the taste, as he is only cares about the effects.
The first sip of morning coffee (just a table spoon for a 16 oz cup) is like shear bliss for Daclaud-Lee. The feeling of warmth and a clear mind makes Daclaud Lee excited about going to into work. It is possible that the caffeine content has something to do with it, but Daclaud Lee is not sure. All Daclaud Lee knows is that he does not like to go to work with a sour mood because he feels that it will affect his job performance and productivity negatively and coffee just seems to make him happy, spirited and peppy.
Daclaud Lee Says: Drink Coffee and basically turn into superman(woman)
Daclaud Lee believes that there may be a correlation between tiredness and depression because both are negative moods. This is why Daclaud Lee believes that the positive stimulants of caffeine found in coffee, not only helps keeps him awake, but it also gives him the necessary energy to remain happy and stay in a positive mood.
Daclaud Lee says: the world is no longer dull shades of black and white after a few cups of coffee!
Daclaud Lee drinks 3 – 4 cups of coffee each day, but only during or before work hours in order to retain his positive mood, which makes him work harder, faster and more efficiently. Daclaud Lee discovered that his attention to detail is much better after drinking coffee and his typing skills are also faster when he is in a more positive mood. Daclaud Lee is also friendlier, easy going, and is unaffected by negative attitude and seems to handle negative criticism much better with less emotional thought and more rational though than when he works without drinking coffee.
Daclaud Lee says: Drink coffee any time of the day if you need a pick me up!
So, does Daclaud Lee believe he is addicted to caffeine? His answer is yes and no. While Daclaud Lee believes caffeine may appear like a crutch to his mood, he does not believe he is addicted to it. During his days off, Daclaud Lee does not feel like he needs caffeine in order to function and during periods of long vacation away from work, Daclaud Lee rarely drinks coffee or caffeinated beverages at all. Daclaud Lee simply believes that he needs to pump as much caffeine and coffee into his system as necessary in order to be more efficient and happy at work. Daclaud Lee naturally does not like to work (the word “work” is an antonym to “play”), but he knows that it is necessary to make money and make a living so he wants to work as efficiently and happily as he can and coffee makes him happy to be working! In fact, according to Daclaud Lee, his coffee routine makes the 8 – 10 hour work schedule fly by as if he had just started not too long ago!
Daclaud Lee says: Drink your coffee however you like it! I prefer it black in order to savor the natural taste
A lot of people may want to know about Daclaud Lee and how coffee may affect his sleep cycle. It does not appear that his coffee drinking habits cause insomnia because Daclaud Lee is usually feels tired at the same time at night during a work week. Daclaud Lee is able to sleep for 6 – 8 hours and wake up in the morning after. Of course Daclaud Lee was never really disciplined and there are many times when he can stay up longer than usual surfing the internet or playing a game, and for the most part, Daclaud Lee has always been rather nocturnal, but with the aid of routine and habit, he is able to wake up at roughly the same time (although he may not always like to!). Coffee of course helps out a lot (and so does a HOT shower!).
Daclaud Lee Says: If you look like this when you wake up, then you definitely need a cup of coffee!
In order to stay happy, efficient and productive, Daclaud Lee recommends you try a cup of coffee in the morning, once again during the first hour of work, once again at lunch and finally one last cup during your final break. Four 16 oz cups of coffee is usually what it takes to make Daclaud Lee happy (individual results may vary). Daclaud Lee recommends you give it a try if you ever have a negative mood. Do not drink alcohol the previous night, or else no amount of coffee will be able to help you recover; believe him, Daclaud Lee has gone to work with a hangover (a LONG time ago mind you, current employer who may or may not be reading this) and it was NOT fun! While Daclaud Lee has access to unlimited coffee at his workplace, if you do not, then Daclaud Lee recommends bringing a thermos or two filled with your favorite brew and your day will be all set!