I wrote a blog post about how I feel about the states of consciousness and more importantly why I don't want to alter my usual state of consciousness. Here, I want to provide even more nuance to that, in order to most accurately describe how I feel about it.
In addition to every reason that I had already listed, there are some other specific things I want to keep "normal".
I want to be able to think clearly, including being able to make decisions normally.
I want to behave the way I would normally.
I want to be within my typical range of feelings/emotions. This means that I am okay with being a bit more focused, alert, or awake from coffee because sometimes I am normally like that. Whereas, I don't want to be at an abnormal level for those things and I certainly don't want to be jittery. I am okay with a bit of warm and happy from alcohol because I sometimes feel like that anyway, but I don't want to feel ANY emotion outside of my typical range.
I don’t want to lose balance.
I don’t want to lose motor skills.
I want my normal vision as well as the other senses.