I'm a graphic designer and I do the occasional book cover. I'm on 99designs, and let me tell you, the competition is fierce. I don't think you authors have any idea.
I'm curious about the perking-up habits of other creatives.
I have made the switch from coffee to green tea. I really enjoy the change. It feels ..."cleaner." The stimulation is more balanced for me. I don't enjoy the taste as much (sencha green is good though) and there is a definite line where I know I have drunk too much because it bothers my stomach. I sip on a grand total of probably four coffee mug sized cups a day all throughout the day. It keeps me going.
I made the transition recently to working remotely (I work from my house now) but when I was in the office it seemed like everyone had their rituals for what to imbibe and when. I never thought much about it then, but now I am curious. What are your habits, and what's your reasoning behind them?