I had purposely cleared my diary and put my to-do list on hold, and as the children and husband were still away I also had none of my usual chores like chauffeuring the kids around to various friends’ houses and clubs, and cooking and tidying up for the masses. It was the first time in ages when I had nothing to do but look after myself, and boy how I relished it! After cooking up yet more soup (getting ready for the liquid days) listening to yet more music of my choice – oh joy, I went for a long walk up Arthur’s seat in the afternoon. This gave me the perfect opportunity to do some reflecting. Another important part of the detox is to remember to take time out (of our often v busy lives) and care for our spiritual side – without sounding too hippy / head in the clouds, use this time to reflect on our lives: what makes you happy? What makes you sad and angry? And what would you like to change and how are you going to go about making it happen? It’s also useful with helping with motivation to have a think about why you are doing this detox programme, and to set some goals for yourself – they don’t have to be major, little steps are often the best.
Old Chinese Proverb.
These goals can include:
After cooking the most delicious bit of venison steak, sweet potato chips, curly kale and courgettes for supper - my weekend treat! It was time for an early bed and sweet dreams, already for starting the liquid only days tomorrow…