Find ways to vent your frustrations that won't cause needless hurt to family members, loved ones, friends or co-workers. Walk, run, vent into a pillow, find a punching bag, bend a piece of steel, or even bite your lip for the few hours (less than 72) that it will take before you begin to sense the onset of some relief. Talk about your feelings with family, friends or in your support group. Write yourself a loving letter to be read in a year from now that accurately describes what your chemical withdrawal and early psychological recovery experience was like and why you were more than willing to endure it. The mind does not remember pain or the bad times. In fact, your memories of "Glory Week" will rapidly fade within just a few short weeks. Give yourself the present gift of future memory. It may be just the motivation that you'll need to avoid temptation tomorrow.
While some people believe caffeine is bad for you, medical science has shown that for most people a cup or two of coffee a day is just fine. Which means the easiest way to reduce caffeine withdrawal symptoms is to drink more caffeine. If your caffeine withdrawal is caused by accidentally missing out on your morning cup of joe, then drinking more caffeine is the obvious solution. Unfortunately, caffeine is a stimulant and not meant for everyone. If you are intentionally reducing or eliminating caffeine in your diet for health reasons, you can avoid some withdrawal symptoms by cutting back slowly.