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Friday, March 18, 2016

Placebo Effect

I've always been susceptible to the placebo effect. I've always said if someone gave me an M&M and said it could make me fly and I believed them it would work... okay I've never really said that, but I should have.  Anyway, when I start a new thing it always works at the beginning. Whatever it is, it boosts whatever hormones it needs to boost and it makes me feel good.

And that was what today was.  Today was me trying a new thing and feeling good.  For the first half of the day I finished my last bit of soda (Dr. Pepper, if you must know) so the caffeine in there mixed with the caffeine in the tea I drank and kept me going.  I sometimes have a problem with dozing at work so I have to do different things to stay awake (get up and walk around a minute, etc), but there was none of that necessary.  My eyes were clear and bright and things were good.

The teas I am trying are as follows:

This is NOT a sponsored blog for Yogi brand, but I think they should totally shoot me a few bucks if this goes well, what do you think? :)

Anyway, each of these teas has a different effect on the body. You can search them on the Yogi website.  Search Yogi Detox teas.

The afternoon was less good, but still not bad overall.  I stayed on task.  Got work done.

I had to do an errand before going home and the drive there was also fine.

Now when I drove home from the errand I started to lose steam, which is part of my problem.

I'm honestly not safe on the road in the afternoon about 1 out of 8 commutes home.  If it gets too bad I'll stop alongside the road and try to clear my head before continuing.  I'm just so drained from whatever is doing me in.  I've never passed out behind the wheel, but my head will bob and this is not a good feeling.

This time there was no bobbing. I caught a second wind and powered home for some clean up of the old place.  We just moved to a new place and I'm super excited about that. I'm not super excited about having to use bleach on the tub though. Curse you soap scum!

Anyway... there are projects in my head I need to start writing, but I can't let The Black God (Dragon's Bane Volume 3) get pushed by the wayside.  This is one of those cases where I would like to have a second me to be working while I'm writing.  Lately I haven't felt like I could power a second me to do this so the placebo effect is definitely in full swing.

Thanks for reading,

*Note* Originally posted on the now defunct 03/18/16

Azriel Johnson is an inkspatter analyst and a serial writer by night. He runs a small, not money losing publishing press and a weekly open mic with monthly features called Writing Knights Press and Writing Knights: Stark.

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