There is something uplifting about the month of January. For me, it’s full of new diaries, crisp calendars, goals, resolutions, new starts and second chances. On Instagram, I read a great quote that said 2015 WAS JUST THE WARM UP. Such a great attitude I think.
Now is the time to set the standard for a brand new year. If you missed the 1st of January deadline, who cares? Start today, or start tomorrow. The important thing is that you start to make a few changes.
Detox from Alcohol.
It creeps in, even when you don’t mean to. Firstly, and before you do anything else, do not beat yourself up about it. Remember the pleasure before you beat yourself up about it. Think about all the delicious treats you enjoyed over the holidays, savour it all and now move on.
I’m not drinking at the moment, for obvious reasons, but I definitely do love drinking a little too much (Whoops). Lots of people in Australia like to schedule their Alcohol Detox for later in the year, during the middle of Winter when there is not much happening. Dry July is a great way to spend a month without alcohol. It can be really easy because lots of people are doing it with you.
If you don’t want to spend your fun Summer Holidays without an ice cold Apple Cider, then think about booking in Dry July now. If you make the commitment now, it will be harder to back out later.
Detox from Social Media.
Friends on Pinterest with new boyfriends suddenly making Pinterest boards devoted to how much they love fresh cut flowers in vases in the middle of tables, trying to pretend they are not secretly planning their weddings, instead of just making the boards private.
And seeing quotes about how blessed and grateful all your friends are because it is a new year. Forget about it all. There are no pictures of them actually doing Yoga on a stand-up paddle board, it is the same image you have seen a thousand times before of one woman, doing it once.
What you might learn if you DO A SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX
Detox from Complaining
What consumes your mind, will fill your life. These are wise words to live by. Complaining is not about being in a bad mood, it’s about focusing on the problem without bothering to think of a solution. Complaining is when you dwell on problems without moving forward or bitching about things that cannot be changed.
If the holidays put you in a bit of a stress, or you simply don’t realise how much you complain, then what about a little detox from complaining (or being negative and whiny)
Detox from Buying Things
I spent way too much money over Christmas. I don’t feel bad about it, I wanted to. I love buying presents and giving them to people, it’s all part of the holiday fun for me. But I make sure to balance my spending. In January, I like to spend as little as possible to make up for my pre-Christmas splurge. January is about exercising, eating healthy, catching up with friends and going slow over the summer holidays.
I normally buy a new pair of swimmers and a big bottle of sunscreen and that’s it for the month.
Take the SHOPPING DETOX for one month here.