With the start of each year, there is a sense of renewal and rejuvenation. As we come down from the heaviness of the holidays – we’ve gained more stuff and maybe more weight – the New Year offers us a time to cleanse and lighten up. A detox really fits the bill.
Start by “detoxing” your space. Make room for your new clothes and goodies by releasing all the stuff you don’t need any more. Put away all the holiday décor and bring in some fresh flowers to signify a new beginning. Purify your space by burning clean soy candles and cleansing incense.
Now let’s do some inner mental and emotional work. Each day, commit to spending a few minutes in quiet and without distraction. The fervor of holiday activities may have been fun, but now is the time to balance your active social goings on with a bit of down time and calm.
Then, of course, work on detoxing your physical body from all the rich foods and drink from the past couple of months. Drink detoxifying tea; look for teas with milk thistle, sarsaparilla root, dandelion root, echinacea, red clover blossom, dandelion leaf and/or stinging nettle. Eat cooked veggies, soups and warm fruit compotes (with no added sugar). Also, take a detox bath by adding 2 cups of Epsom salts and 1 cup of Baking Soda to water as hot as you can stand it and soak for at least 30 minutes.
For more ideas and support, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can get you started on a detox program guaranteed to knock your socks off (as well as some of those unwanted pounds!) today.