After the over-indulgence during the festive period I felt that I needed a detox. Physically, mentally and financially. I was feeling quite sluggish and overwhelmed at the same time and really needed to try and regain a good balance. Detoxes are not new to me as I’ve tried them many times in the past and always felt it worked. This was something I knew I needed to get me out of this funk I was feeling. Let’s take a look at the 3 ways I decided to try and detox and cleanse this past month.
DETOX AND CLEANSE MY BODY
Superdrug’s were kind enough to send me their new Some Body Teatox which is a set of 28 day time and night time detox and cleanse tea bags. At first I was a little skeptical, as I’ve never really enjoyed any detox teas. I was glad to see that the Some Body Teatox came in a separate bag for day and night time.
The day time tea is a refreshing blend of natural ingredients. It includes Japan Sencha green tea leaves with hibiscus, dandelion leaves, dried ginger, Egyptian lemon Yerba mate, nettle leaves and natural ginseng. It also includes lemongrass which I was a bit worried about as I hate the taste of it! However I’m pleased to say that I couldn’t taste the lemongrass (thank God!). The tea is packaged in a biodegradable tea bag which is great. I really enjoyed the taste of this tea. I’d say it had a subtle liquorice flavour to it. I really do not enjoy teas which taste purely of water, and was glad to see this has some body to it’s flavour.
The night time tea has a great blend of honey bush (a South African herb used in promoting sleep), rose hips, linden flowers, lemon Verdana, sumac berries, lime leaves, spearmint, sweet orange peel and sun flower petals. This tea has a slight minty flavour to it, and is definitely a tea I’d say to drink at night. I found it great for relaxing in the evening.
When drinking the teas, I would tend to leave the teabags in and drink when it was a warm. I was pleased to see the teas are Senna free (no laxatives), as I don’t agree with promoting laxatives. Although I didn’t lose weight doing this cleanse (not my main focus), I did find them to be great for rejuvenating me in the morning or calming me at night. Troubled sleep is something I tend to experience a lot, but I found that most nights I slept quite sound. Herbal teas are not something I typically enjoy and was surprised at just how much I enjoyed these ones, especially the day time one. I didn’t even miss my regular tea or coffee that I’d have. I think I may be a green tea convert now!
DETOX AND CLEANSE MY MIND
This past month I’ve really been focusing on being happy. Last year was quite difficult for my mental health (you can read here about my struggle with anxiety). I’ve been doing a few things to rebalance my mind. I’ve been reading quite positive books – one by Fearne Cotton and towards the end of the month I started reading a book by Jen Sincero. Both of these books have really helped in refocusing my mind and looking at things from a new perspective.
As well as reading I started to use more positive affirmations and began practicing being my own cheerleader. Lastly I ensured that I was writing my thoughts into my journal each day. Even if it was a thought that I didn’t think was relevant, I’d write it down. It really got me to assess the pattern of my thoughts and I can also see a positive change over the month too.
DETOX AND CLEANSE MY SPENDING HABITS
So this is something that’s going to be going on for a very long time to come. But last month, I really got to grips with my spending habits. Emotional spending is something I was doing a lot, so I really worked on that last month. I tried to separate my emotions from my spending, which I found the mind detox really helped me in doing so. It’s not something that has completely changed, but I can definitely see progress which I’m very happy and positive about.
So that’s my my detox and cleanse journey for the last month. Did you detox? Let us know below!
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin
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