I don’t get January blues in January, not just because it’s my Birthday soon but because I enjoy starting the New Year afresh. It’s time to detox and start anew.
Detox your body
As well as the exercise that includes walking 10,000+ steps per day, go easy on the food. It’s about eating food within the 8 hour period and keeping 16 hours at least food free so your stomach can cleanse naturally and get rid of all the toxins accumulated. I feel so much better for this already, I have breakfast later now and the main dinner at lunchtime and maybe something later on if I really feel like it. Personally, a fruit smoothie will fill me up in the evening.
As always, make sure you are consuming at least two litres of water per day to help flush the toxins from your body and rehydrate your cells. If you have flooded your body with alcohol, sugar, and fat, your body will be full of toxins. Give your liver a rest from dealing with these toxins by laying off the alcohol and putting some colour back in your fridge. I don’t drink alcohol anyway, so don’t need to worry about staying off it.
Bin all ‘beige’ leftovers including anything breaded, fried, battered or pastry encrusted, and replace with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, eggs, seeds, pulses, and fish.
Reduce your complex carbohydrates like pasta and rice and try something new like lentil, chickpea pasta or quinoa which have higher protein content and will help you feel full for longer.
This fabulous lady Subah Jain has a great explanation for this (just not sure about the enema)
Detox your Wardrobe
This shouldn’t take long, I’ve mentioned this before on my Blog. Also, British Vogue has great advice here:
Sell what you don’t want. I bought a vintage 1950’s dress from a Charity shop for film work recently (a fiver) and low and behold, they included a Dolce & Gabbana belt with it. Another designer piece I can sell on Ebay.
Detox your Make up
On general, makeup only lasts 3-6 months. I add the extra 2 months as soon as I buy it from a store and mark the date on the product, as it’s probably been stored in Factories for weeks before it hits the shelves. Any expired mascaras and eyeliners may give you a stye or puffy eyes and old foundation can cause breakouts and rashes. Expensive compacts, if they have mirrors, are always good to keep for your handbag, just clean out the old makeup.
Old make up sponges, get rid off as soon you use them (they are so cheap to buy, £1 from local stores for a bag). Cotton buds are good to put makeup on and take off.
Washing make up brushes should be done as soon as you use them, and yes we were taught at Makeup school to wash and condition these brushes to keep the bristles strong yet soft.
Detox from certain People
Yes, people, I was up all night thinking about some people I know, how they have treated me, how many have used me to load their problems onto and basically drained me from energy. The relationships that have served their purpose in some way. Some people should not be in your world, especially as you are growing and trying to make a success of your life. Cutting people out of your life is a skill. I read this the other day –
‘Poor friendships not only impact our emotional well-being negatively, but they also negatively affect our physical health, immunity, and longevity. Being around negative people will make you negative no matter how imperviously positive you think you are’
So what is the answer? Simple, just walk away.
No need to be rude to them or ghost them, just get on with your own life. Trust me it works, they eventually get the message.
I was reading my emails from people I know, who do want the best for me, who wish me success in my life, my work and ask me how I feel and how my family are, they care, these are genuine people who have been in my life just recently or forever and I’m ever grateful for these friendships. The joy of getting older is you realise who is for real or who is just out for themselves.
Keep off social media. I find sites like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter so toxic and creepy. Start the new year keeping far far away from it.
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CJAGlass Blog January 2019