On March 16, 2014, I returned from a long trip rather exhausted but found myself unable to get a good night’s sleep. This puzzled me. How could I be so tired yet unable to sleep through the night? Although I believe it was a number of factors at the time, I acknowledged that I had a habit of drinking lots and lots of coffee. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like coffee – caffeinated or decaffeinated - but it was the cream and sugar that seemed to be most addicting. So in an attempt to sleep better, I gave up coffee. It has been over a year now and I still miss it – especially when I rise early on a chilly winter morning, but I have not had a single drop. And yes, I am sleeping much better. This small discipline actually helps me in all areas of my life. If I am lacking self-control I am vulnerable to many other problems including the way I handle money.