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Take a break! Recharge naturally in 5 Easy Steps Today!

Take a Break! Holistic Detox from everyday triggers.
Take a Break and Detox your Life in 5 Easy Steps!

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:

The Proof:

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!

The Goods:

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!

Start Easy:

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🥒.

Eat them!

3. Eat berries raspberries and blueberries. 🫐

These are portable vitamins!

Hard:

Go all in on the healthy mindset  for one day.

No junk.

Drinks lots of water.

Portion control.

Hardest:

Try for 3 days.

Don’t forget to drink lots of water.

3. Your Mind:

Easy:

Walk, Yoga

Walk -30-60 minutes (try to find some type of nature)

Yoga 10- 20 minutes is enough to reset the mind.

Breath Work

Inhale deep through nose,

Exhale deep through mouth.

Try 5x

Take a Shower – Somehow always  a good reset for the mind. Many genius ideas come from the shower:)

Hard:

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

4. Friends/Relationships:

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.

How?

Easy:

Respond slower.

Be unavailable, be “busy” when together time comes up.

Hard:

Be honest.

Stop responding.

5.Social Media:                                                                                               (Any type of SM, IG,FB,SC and “News” which you likely get from an online tool.)

Easy:

Turn off notifications.

Take 1 hour off.

Hard:

Take 6am-12 p.m off

or 12p.m.-6 p.m.

Hardest:

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!

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  • Know your voice!

Is it a positive voice or do you fall down the negative self talk trap?

Catch yourself every time you say anything “negative”.

Flip your perspective. From: “I’m not qualified or good enough.” To: I’m a very hard worker and if I don’t know how to do something, I will do everything I can to learn it.

  • Set Goals.

I love yoga for setting goals. Huh?

Yoga has so many different poses, some are easy to accomplish right away.

Do those 3x, then pick one to work toward.

For example arm balancing or crow pose. It’s a great goal.

Don’t like yoga, start simple, literally with the suggestions in this post ie  get out of bed earlier, then try  to eat healthy breakfast , go for a walk and so on. See below.

  • Learn how to manage time.

Create habits for productivity.

Get up 15 minutes earlier, just try it. It won’t kill you. So much has been written about getting up earlier, why not try it for a week.

Also Set a timer for tasks.

Set a timer for social media. Do it.

Life becomes easier when you delete the ngative people from it.

  • Pick positive friends, people who make you feel good about yourself.

Seems obvious, but sometimes we keep friends because it’s simply all we have known.

Take another look, do you feel good about yourself when you’re around them?

If yes, fantastic. If no, start moving on toward people you do feel good around. It might feel weird at first, but you will be happier!

 

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  • Eat healthy.

Aim for eating well most of the day, fruits and veggies help with your brain and body. Chips and cookies aren’t the end of the world just have a small amount. You know you feel better after a healthy snack or meal so be mindful of your choices.

Drink water. Mostly.

  • Move!

Of course I mean exercise. Whatever exercise looks like to you, Walk. Run. Go up and down your stairs 10x. then do again later in the day. Do Yoga. If you can do any of these outside, it’s an added bonus. Nature makes us all smile and you get Vitamin D from the sun!

 

  • Try a Mantra and Breathe!

Talk to yourself, literally say “I am happy.” I can do this.” I feel overwhelmed but I will work through it.”  Close your eyes. Sit in a comfortable position. Inhale your mantra, exhale your mantra.

  • Fake It!

If it’s still hard to see yourself in a positive light, fake it. Yup that works too because eventually your brain gets the signal that you’re happy, it doesn’t know you’re faking it! Rewiring your brain is real, so smile. Right now just smile big, fake a smile big  and feel what happens in your body, it changes.

Working on yourself is worth it. These are doable. Take action on a couple of these or try them all. If you are still feeling low self worth and you have tried all the holistic manners of “cleaning up your brain and body”, please consider talking to a therapist or as we like to say a talk doctor. You might want a professional to help figure it all out, and that’s a great avenue to take too! You’re worth it!