10 Small Changes You Can Make To Detox Your Life And Become The Best Version Of Yourself
It’s hard to be the best version of yourself when you constantly feel run-down, lethargic and unmotivated. You know the feeling: Your legs don’t want to run, your arms don’t want to lift, and your mind just doesn’t want to think. You feel totally expounded. What gives?
Whenever we feel fatigued physically and mentally, it’s often because our body and mind is in need of detoxification. Put simply, your diet and the environment has flooded you with so many toxins that your liver is now struggling to cope. Once you flush these toxins out of your system, you feel so much better. You basically become the best version of your life.
Detoxifying your life is not always a case of changing your diet. There are many changes you can do to become a better person who fulfils their potential. Let’s take a look at 10 of these.
Be Kind To Yourself
The first step to living a better life is looking after yourself more. When we don’t look after ourselves, it’s easy for depression to set in. We’re eating junk and spending our days slouched on the sofa watching bad movies. Of course we’re going to feel negative!
Looking after yourself leads to a more positive outlook. Be more mindful about what you eat, what you wear, and how you treat your body overall. Respect it by taking it out for a walk, go for a jog, or perhaps even join a gym. Get the most out of it.
Start Each Day With Lemon Water
Even the Greeks new that starting the day with the right drink gives you a better chance of being successful. The great Greek doctor Hippocrates used to treat his patents with apple cider vinegar in the morning because he knew that it cleanses our systems and fights bacteria and germs.
Cleansing your system straight away in the morning sets you up for the rest of the day. Your mind will be clear and your body will be buoyant and energised.
Find Your Passion
When we don’t know what our passion is, we are more inclined to feel down. We lurch from one day to the next, feeling dreary and miserable. We’re missing out on living our life.
But it’s hard to get out of this rut unless you know where your passions lie. Once you find your passions, you can then start doing activities which are good for both body and soul. Perhaps you might join a sports team or take up painting. Whatever you do, remember that passion always rules passion.
Juicing is a fantastic way to get lots of fresh fruit and vegetables in one fell swoop. After all, many of us just don’t eat enough whole fruit and veg, primarily because we’re not all that keen on whole fruit and veg, or we just lack the time to fit them into our diet. But when you juice, you get a whole host of wonderful detoxifying nutrients in one glass.
We’re all great at stuffing our faces with macronutrients, such as proteins, carbs and fats, but when it comes to the micronutrients found in fruit and veg, such as vitamins and minerals, we fall short. Start juicing with greens and fruits and you’ll soon be feeling a whole lot better
Reboot Your Wardrobe
“I’m not coming out tonight,” you say. “I’ve got nothing to wear.”
It’s the same old excuse, and if you don’t use that line you say that “nothing fits,” instead.
Perhaps it’s true, but what it means is that to reboot your life and be the best version of yourself, it’s time to reboot your wardrobe.
If you’re struggling with your fashion choices at the moment, consider what your personal style is. What flatters your body type and what do you enjoy wearing? Find the holes in your wardrobe and either bin them or put them up for sale on eBay. Then, buy some new tops and dresses that suit your style.
Get Some Sleep!
One of the prime reasons many of us start to feel sluggish and can’t perform at work or at home is because we’re just not getting enough sleep.
“But I go to bed at 3.30am like I’ve done since I was 16,” I hear you arguing. “I’ve always done this.”
Yup, but you’re now 33. And it’s time to start adjusting your internal clock.
Surviving on just a few scraps of sleep each night is not healthy, and it will catch up with you in the long-run. You might be able to wing it at work, but it’s having a detrimental effect on the rest of your life. You’re just not as good as you could be.
Start sleeping more and start giving your body the rest it deserves.
Because time is of the essence for many of us, we now prefer a quick shower to a long soak in the bath. But grandma was onto something when she spent an hour each day in the tub back in the 1960s.
Bathing is great for you health wise, and it can also reduce stress. Drop in some quality detoxification minerals and oils and you’ll feel a lot better.
Try Something New
Psychologists will tell you that one of the reasons we constantly feel as though we have brain fog (which is often caused by too many toxins) is because we’re not doing anything new. We’re doing the same old thing, week in week out, and we’re stagnating.
It’s time to let go of old situations that you’re hanging onto and time to try something new. Go on an adventure, be spontaneous. Let go of whatever is holding you back and learn to like the unexpected. Change your attitude and embrace new things. Trust your instincts and actually live your life. What’s holding you back?
Read More Often
Actress Emma Watson recently said that she’s taking a year off work so that she can read more books. Although many of us simply can’t afford to take a whole year off work to do some reading, the point is that reading enlarges your mind and boosts your brain power. Your vocabulary improves, as does your overall knowledge.
Plan Your Meals
A major reason why many of us eat so much junk throughout the week is because we don’t plan our meals. We return home from work absolutely famished and discover that all we have in the fridge is a morsel of cheese and a half-empty bag of spinach.
So what do we do? We call the Burger Busters of course!
Planning ahead ensures you’ll always be eating the right foods, which in turn will give your body a boost.