How to Detox/Edit Your Life in 5 quick steps. Take a break!
Unplug and Recharge Now!
Detoxing, Cleansing, Editing Recharging, Rebooting – however you call it, it’s critical to your survival! Ok, that can read pretty dramatic but there is some truth, not the Daily Mail type of truth (I can’t lie, I love Daily Mail, their “where there is smoke, there is fire” is always pretty close to truth), but for this story truth is actual proof! Here we go:
A detox/ recharge is necessary for all living organisms. If you’re tilting your head like, I did not sign up to read a science report. It’s a quick and easy read and it will help you today. Here is what we scientifically know as truth;
Animals hibernate (detox, recharge), flowers, tree and plants shed what they don’t need, (edit, cleanse, rebirth), so in “modern human speak”, , the non human living organisms “cleanse” what they don’t need to keep going. They get a fresh outlook, a new start, and maybe I stretch the truth Daily Mail style and say they are happier! For us as humans we “should shed” who and what doesn’t serve us anymore like peeling an onion to get us to a new start, fresh outlook
For the record, I can’t say why bears hibernate, so….I googled it, ahhh I just lied (Daily Mail style) actually I just asked Siri whom I call Thelma. Thelma said, “for the food, ding dong!” Ohhh bears hibernate because there is no food, they can’t run on empty, got it! Hmmm sounds just like us, but because we have artificial everything we “think” we can keep going. Ok maybe I knew bears hibernate for lack of food, but for real I thought it could be something much more complicated! It’s not! Bears are smart, we can be a bit slow in recognizing when we beed a break!
REMINDER: This is your life, detoxing is a gift for you!
Keeping in mind, a restart to your life is your choice, and no one but you knows when, how and what detoxing or simply editing your life looks like for you, so trust your gut, if you’re starting to feel overwhelmed, anxious, sad, just simply stressed and maybe you don’t why, again I ask consider unplugging and recharging for your mental health and for your overall wellness. Your time is your time, spend some of it nurturing yourself!
Detox/Cleanse/Edit however you “see” it, hopefully now you see it’s value.
Sidenote:I’ll interchange the verbs for interest level only.
The act of detoxing is vital for your energy, creativity and your mental health. Once the “editing”, and “cleansing” is done, you will be recharged, ready to start your life with a renewed and fresh perspective. How fantastic!
1. Your Physical Environment:
Declutter items that don’t have a purpose.
Put like things with like things.
Organize your closet.
Color code, and sort by season.
Clean the space.
Your Car is part of your physical if applicable.
2. Your Body:
2 Easy Steps.
1.”Cleansing” the body- with Lemon 🍋 Water first thing in the morning.
Squeeze a half lemon into a glass of water in the morning.
Dr Weil’s take on lemon water: Read Here
2. Take the time to cut carrots🥕 , celery , cucumbers🥒.
3. Eat berries raspberries and blueberries. 🫐
These are portable vitamins!
Go all in on the healthy mindset for one day.
Drinks lots of water.
Try for 3 days.
Don’t forget to drink lots of water.
3. Your Mind:
Walk -30-60 minutes (try to find some type of nature)
Yoga 10- 20 minutes is enough to reset the mind.
Inhale deep through nose,
Exhale deep through mouth.
Take a Shower – Somehow always a good reset for the mind. Many genius ideas come from the shower:)
Run 20-30 minutes (less than 20 your heart and lungs are still the main focus, you want to get to a rhythm, a pace where you’re mind is primary, not your lungs and your heart)
Read a book- yup sit down and read a book.
Meditate- Find a Mantra
Reciting the mantra when your monkey mind starts.
Examples here: Mantras Here
Take a break from uncomfortable relationships in your life.
They don’t have to be as bold as toxic even if a relationship is just uncomfortable, might be time for an edit.
Consider what situations you’re anxious about, can you make an easy change or does it require a more difficult choice? If it’s truly affecting your mental health, take the time and think about editing it our of your life or at least trimming if you can.
Be unavailable, be “busy” when together time comes up.
5.Social Media: (Any type of SM, IG,FB,SC and “News” which you likely get from an online tool.)
Turn off notifications.
Take 1 hour off.
Take 6am-12 p.m off
or 12p.m.-6 p.m.
One Full day
Neglect Daily Mail! (here you go, I told you it would all connect!) Full transparency, I love Daily Mail so this is personal people!
Give yourself permission to take a break. You will be better for you and those around you!
Again in case the science didn’t grab you, TAKE A BREAK! Really just do it, and maybe do it today!