The beginning of January can be a time to reflect on the year gone and set goals for the year ahead. It can also be the perfect time to give your body and mind a reset. A time to flush the toxins from the indulgences of Christmas and the New Year celebrations.
Taking control of your health and focusing on your wellbeing can be difficult at the best of times, especially if you have a hectic lifestyle. Trying to balance work, family, friends as well as find the time to put into yourself is definitely a challenge.
Here are our Top 5 tips for successful detoxing
- MAKE SMALL ACHIEVABLE ADJUSTMENTS TO YOUR DAILY LIFESTYLE
While doing a 7 or 14 day detox has advantages, choosing something in your lifestyle that you are going to maintain long term can be more beneficial. Cutting back on alcohol, committing to a 10 minute walk every day or making sure you get more sleep each night will have a positive effect without you even noticing the change and you will be more likely to stick to it!
- DRINK MORE WATER
Such a simple task, yet so many of us struggle to even hit the minimum recommended daily intake. Drinking water has so many health benefits as well as being well umm…. Essential for our bodies!
Avoid drinking really cold or iced water as this isn’t great in aiding our digestion, but for those who really despise plain water, try adding slices of lemon or orange!
- REPLENISH WHAT YOU BODY NEEDS
- USE ESSENTIAL OILS
Essential oils can help detoxify your body and mind. Whether you incorporate them in your massage or use a diffuser in your home or office, their effects can be instantaneous.
This calming trio from our friends at Eco. Modern Essentials is a constant in our office!
There are even oils to aid in digestion issues, try Eco. Modern Essentials Digestive Essential oils rollerball.
- ALLOW TIME TO UNWIND YOUR MIND
This last year has made it so evident how much we need to care for our mental health as well as our body. They go hand in hand, when one suffers, so does the other. That headache that won’t go away, those belly grumbles that make you uncomfortable throughout the day and the niggling pains that seem to disappear (or at least subside) when we take away some of our mental stresses. This may mean having downtime from work or going away for a weekend. By reducing our stress levels, we reduce our body’s need to function in constant fight or flight mode.
Refocus, Recharge and give yourself a little love in 2021!