January = Detox
Every January for the past few years I have done sober January. I like the detox after indulging so much in holiday cheer. This year, I stepped up my detox game.
Here were my guidelines for this month:
- No wheat/dairy-this was advised by my doctor to help with inflammatory issues. I am still able to have sprouted grains (thank goodness, because this girl loves her toast)!
- Eat delicious food that makes me feel good.
- No alcohol
- Less coffee and sugar. My goal is to stick with my one really delicious bulletproof coffee in the morning. Yes, ghee is technically dairy, however, it contains no lactose and no milk solids.
- Declutter-clean out the house of things I no longer need and things that don’t bring my joy.
- Cleanse-go through my social media and unfollow people that don’t make me happy or that I wouldn't want to be friends with IRL. P.S. it’s super weird when people watch all your stories and see all your posts but they don’t like you as a person. Yes, you can see who watches your stories. Don’t be weird nosy nellies!
- Don’t put effort into relationships that don’t deserve it or bring me joy. Not all friendships are meant to last and that is alright.
My thoughts on the month:
This felt great for about two weeks and then I hit a wall. I got frustrated that I need to change up my diet as most people who know me, know I eat pretty well. When it didn’t seem to help my health issues, I got even more frustrated. It is hard when you are battling something that is hard for people to understand, even doctors. Luckily I have a great naturopath on my side and a very supportive husband and friends, but despite my best efforts this month I felt very defeated by the medical system. I am still continuing to do no wheat/no dairy in hopes that it does make a difference after a little while in regards to my inflammation.
No alcohol was easy and it made me feel great. I was pretty excited to have a glass of wine on February 1st though.
I did feel good about detoxing my social media following and only following accounts that make me happy, however, I feel like I also need to detox a little bit more from social media in general. I need to use it purposefully instead of scrolling for hours on end. I am going to work on that for sure. I will work on not curating my feeds as much, speaking truthfully, and only posting something when I really want to share, not when I feel like I have to.
I also did a good job cleaning out some clutter. I cleaned the entire main floor of my house and my clothes but I still need to go through some clutter in my room and office as well as the basement. My office is another big area that I need to clean out, that will be difficult due to the number of oils I have for testing out new products for you guys!
I am such a sensitive person that I found it hard not to think a lot about the relationships that I wasn't putting the effort in anymore but ultimately removing people from your life that stress you out is worth it so I do think that it will help with my wellness journey.
My biggest takeaway this month is that detoxing needs to be a conscious part of my daily routines, not just saved for when I feel overwhelmed. I think that this month was good for me. In February I will be focusing on self-care and self-love. This is going to help me reduce stress and focus on gratitude.
Did you have a health or wellness resolution for January? Let me know how it went in the comments.