Welcome to a little series that I am calling “Life Detox”!
What is a life detox, you might ask? Well, I’d say it’s different for everyone. For me, I’m focusing on seven areas in my life that I wanted to clean up.
While I focus a lot on nutrition and what I feed myself and family, there are other aspects in my life that I feel are lacking. If I eat organic when it’s important and stay away from processed food (which, ahem, I don’t always….but that’s for part seven), then why am I putting toxic chemicals on my body through my makeup, skincare, and household cleaners?
And if I thrive in an organized environment, why am I constantly surrounded in CLUTTER?!
Lastly, if I know the importance of and see the benefits of taking time to be mindful, practice yoga, and clear my mind, then why don’t I do it on a regular basis?
The seven areas that I’ve chosen are:
- Household Products
- Skincare and Makeup
- Capsule Kitchen
- Cleaning up the Clutter
- Capsule Wardrobe
I’ll be starting the first two weeks with household products that I use in my daily life, like laundry detergent, household cleaners, makeup, hair care, and skincare, that I know are filled with chemicals. This is definitely a work in progress part of my life because this part of my life detox is limited by money. I can’t just throw EVERYTHING away and start new with everything. I’ll be sharing how I decided which products I felt were safer, and how I did so with less than $300.
The middle of my life detox is basically organizing our house. I’m doing a modified capsule wardrobe and applying the same theory to my kitchen. Then I’ll be sharing tips with how to live with less clutter, which, I am claiming to be no expert on. But I’m laying out some general rules for our house to live with less stuff.
Next, I’m focusing on mindfulness and trying to find more purpose in each day. Too many times at the end of the day I feel like I am running on empty and am basically on the go until I crash for bed. It doesn’t feel healthy to me and leaves me with no time for restoration.
Lastly, I’m cleaning up my nutrition. While I think I do a decent job at getting my veggies in at dinnertime, too many times I am reaching for processed food at 3 p.m. to get me through until dinner, and I’m basically indulging in for dessert every night.
I’m all about savoring a decadent brownie or sharing apple crisp with friends, but I probably don’t need it every night. Personally, I feel like I get in a routine of these “bad habits” and it’s hard to get out of them. I’m definitely not calling this a diet detox, but just being aware of these habits and cutting out the unnecessary stuff, to hopefully help me feel a little more energized and well rounded.
And that’s it! Those are my 7 areas of my Life Detox.
I’m definitely well aware that all of these areas are evolving and nothing will ever be “perfect” in life. I will never be perfect. But honestly that’s not what I’m striving for. I just want to feel grounded in life and feel like the things I’m doing on a daily basis are serving me and my family well. If there’s one thing I have learned in the last couple of years (aka since becoming a mom) is that I am a better mom, wife, friend, daughter, and person in general when I take care of myself.
I hope you follow along with this and share your thoughts on areas you feel like you could detox in your life. I plan to post my Life Detox posts on Sundays, with the first one this week!