When we think about detoxing we tend to think about a horrible diet, but this time we’re going to detox our LIVES.
One thing I feel I’ve mastered is starting fresh! I’ve recently turned my entire life upside down in every aspect thinkable, just to feel brand new again. You may not want to be as extreme as I am about it, so I’ll give you some tips to help get you started. From getting rid of clothes that haven’t been worn in months, to deleting all the old music off your phone. It all needs to go!
It’s about that time of year when we need to purge our lives and do some much needed spring cleaning.
Go through your bathroom cabinets and trash everything you thought you’d use and never did. Now that there’s room, you can try a new shampoo, face mask, perfume and it’s time you try a new nail color too.
Get rid of all your old socks and underwear. If they don’t even look semi fresh, then it’s time to retire them. Don’t be gross. It’s little changes like this that will make you feel so much better and a lot more CLEAN. If you’re really feeling ambitious – get rid of the clothes you haven’t worn in the past 6 months. Better yet, donate it and help someone else.
Sometimes I get into the habit of eating the same thing over and over! If you’ve eaten a type of food more than 3 times in the last week SWITCH IT UP. Try new foods, new restaurants, or even venture to another city for dinner one night. Be open minded!
When’s the last time you detoxed your social media? Do you still follow that one friend you haven’t talked to in years or that person who loves posting about every single negative detail in their daily life? Go through and unfollow anyone that you feel has a negative impact on you and your energy. Delete them. BYE! You shouldn’t feel forced to view someone’s life if you don’t want to.
While you’re deleting people, let’s start deleting pictures. The ice-cream cone from last summer doesn’t need to be remembered, does it?
Now that everything is out, PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN and detox from your social media altogether. Give your brain a break and your life some privacy. Try and limit your distractions and come back down to earth and away from the wifi towers for a minute.
Again, if someone isn’t having a positive impact on your life then you shouldn’t have them in it at all. No matter what type of relationship it is (whether it be family, friend, or a lover), say goodbye if it’s toxic. How can we thrive if we’re being held down by destructive energy? Make all the room you can for positivity!
Take a break from going out. Treat yourself, teach yourself something new, or (whoa) read a book! Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing or think you’ll be missing out. The party will always be there. So will your friends, and good ones will understand. It’s time you take care of your mental and physical health with some solid one-on-one time with YOU.
I’m a bit more extreme with my spring cleaning and I got rid of my car, my place, and all my old clothes because— out with the old, and in with the new!
By Michele Maturo