We live such incredibly busy lives these days that it’s hard to tell where the day ends and where it begins. Health depends on a number of things and, more often than not, good health depends on how well-balanced all the elements in your life are. The word “detox” is so often thrown around as a quick fix to this and that health problem but it’s in essence, so much more than that.
Detoxing is a way of cleansing the body. This is especially helpful if you decide to green out your life a bit and live an organic lifestyle that will aid your good health. It’s also a way of maintaining your physical, mental, and even spiritual well-being. When all three of these elements are well-balanced, you will be rewarded with excellent everything. No, seriously. Excellent skin, excellent hair, a beautiful confidence that overcomes all of your worries. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
It all starts with a good detox. Out with the old, in with the new and let’s keep it that way.
Detox Your Body and Mind With These 5 Tips
Remember That Detoxing Is An Everyday Thing
I know, I know, it’s not very encouraging to hear that but it is the most important part of a detox. Detoxing requires strict discipline and if you can make it through the first three days, which are always the hardest, you can make it through the rest. Keep going even when it may feel terrible. Detoxing often leads to a few days of increased headaches, aches, and pains. Push through this period and you’ll feel great afterwards.
There’s good news, though, a good detox is not only about adopting a crazy one-fruit-diet for 3 weeks and then binging on pasta for the next two. In fact, a successful detox isn’t at all about the diets. A good detox starts by identifying the problem.
Learn How Your Body Works And Find Out What’s Causing Problems
If you like a challenge, you’ll like this tip. Every single body works slightly differently and believe it or not, you know your body best. Do you get stomach cramps after eating something specific? You’ll stay away from it in the future, right? There are other signs which most of us ignore, though, that can help us identify when something is acting as a toxin in our bodies.
For example, headaches, a lack of clarity, constant fatigue, stomach problems, muscle aches and pains and over-sensitivity to certain elements (like fragrances and caffeine) could all signal a problem with toxins. Be sure to check with your doctor first that there aren’t bigger underlying health issues. If you experience these symptoms, however, there’s a good chance you may simply need a good detox.
Make Detoxing Fun
You might get bored with the rigidity of a detox but in essence, a detox isn’t rigid at all. It’s not about imposing parameters on yourself that you have to stick to, detoxing is about renewal and regeneration and you can mirror that in your everyday life.
If you start to feel that your detox is getting you down, it’s not going well. Part of a good physical detox is a great mental detox. Get out of the house; enroll in a fun dancing class. This will help to speed up the removal of toxins from your body, keep you fit, give you the opportunity to socialize and get you out into fresh air (where you belong!)
Eat Your Troubles Away
We’ve all eaten to control our feelings and worries. The irony is that so much of what we eat exacerbates the emotional problems and the cycle continues on. Toxins wreak havoc on your emotional state when your body is out of balance. Physically, the brain relies on minerals and vitamins to keep it functioning at optimal levels. If you remove or replace those vitamins with other elements like sugar, alcohol, and caffeine, the brain no longer functions as it should.
Simply eating the right foods can make all the difference to your physical and emotional wellbeing. Start by adding a few extra veggies to your diet. It’s always a good idea to add a fruit or two to the day too in order to ensure that you’re getting your vitamins in.
Take note of what you’re eating and how you feel after you’ve eaten something. Remember that in the beginning, changing your eating habits won’t immediately feel good.
Stock Up On Experiences That Make You Happy
There’s merit to working hard but if it starts to consume you there’s trouble. Ensure that you remain productive and able to continue your pace by balancing work and play effectively. It’s vital to take breaks in between work as it helps your body reduce stress.
One way to do this is to ensure that you engage in the things that make you happy. Are you a yoga lover? Make time for your yoga class and dedicate yourself to the class for those 45 minutes. Think of nothing else. Do you love taking the family out for the evening to watch a movie? Make time for that and anything else you may like to do and do it 100%. Don’t allow your rest time to be infiltrated by work and soon your work time won’t be infiltrated by the need for rest.
This ensures that you get everything done, you have enough time to enjoy life and your body gets ample time to rest, recuperate, regenerate and remove the toxins that are ruining your life.