Jan 4, 2019

How I'm Detoxing 2019 ( Without A Diet And Gym )

Happy January and already I'm exited for the big year ahead. I think a new year brings so much hope and inspiration for us all because we as scared as change can be, it's also a time to rebuild yourself, rebrand your business and the people you surround yourself with. When I started blogging back in 2010 in Graduate school, I had no idea this little blog would turn into a business, let alone a place where you ALL love to come and chat from all over the world.

Anyways, this year I decided that I wanted to take a bigger leap and really focus on not just myself but the people, places and things I surround myself with. Like several New Years resolutions that I may not follow through with such as starting a new diet to loose those extra pounds I put on during the holidays, or the gym program I probably won't find time to go too because something else is going to come up, I thought I would detox my life in a bigger way.

Social Media - I'm the first to admit that I am always plugged in. I mean- 2am, 6am, 9am, 2pm.. it's a bad habit and even though connecting with you all is my job, I'll be honest when it can be draining. My advice is to never feel as if you ALWAYS have to be on. PLEASE give yourself the time you need to connect with those around you and disconnect with followers or social media groups that aren't keeping you grounded or inspired to do your best. And never apologize for doing so.

Friends - This is probably the toughest one of all. Friends are extremely essential in my life but honestly, if you aren't empowering, encouraging or motivating to truly be my best self, than why should I keep having you in my life? Believe me, having this talk with a few friends myself, it's not a pleasant one but it's one that I'm grateful to have done to help better myself and even them too.

Clearing The Clutter - We've moved six times in five years...yes that's right. SIX times. It's been absolutely crazy and you can bet we've accumulated a lot of items and things from so many moves. This year I'm really going through room by room to declutter what I'm surrounding myself, what my kids are surrounding themselves with and what we have in our house as a whole. Grab those trash bags and throw out what you don't use, donate what you think others could and enjoy the space that you can give yourself again.

Loving Yourself First - I've always put myself on the back burner but the older I get, the more self care I need to do on myself. Obviously I'm not perfect and have gone to therapy a few times throughout my life to figure out how I listen, learn and grow from past experiences. This helps me to move forward, to better myself in a positive way with the tools I've used from therapy and family and friends along the way. The best relationship you truly should always have, is with yourself. Having some one on one time with yourself to reflect is key. I do this at the end of the day while also starting my day with 5 things I'm grateful for. These words of affirmation have helped me tremendously!

How are you detoxing your life this year?
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  1. Totally can relate mama. Social media can be draining and yes, even more so toxic friends/people. Cheers to happier and healthier 2019!

  2. Such great mantras to take with you into the new year! Wishing you a 2019 filled with health and happiness!

    xoxo A

  3. Loving myself is one of my goals for 2019. I've really struggled with that and I want to do better at showing myself some self care. Good luck on your goals this year!


  4. Decluttering is really a huge one! I actually just got finished cleaning out my home office and it's amazing!

  5. Detoxing bad friendships - both online and in real life - is something I am also focusing on this year. I've worked really hard at surrounding myself with as much happiness and positivity as possible, but I've noticed there's a still a few people in my life that are dragging me down, and I'm not going to put up with it anymore. I deserve to have people in my life who will make me feel good about myself, and vice versa!

  6. I love these! They are all goals I'm hoping to pursue myself this coming year!

  7. All excellent advice, especially Loving yourself, because you can't give what you don't have. And I so love the idea of De-cluttering it just makes your life a little bit easier.

  8. If you need help decluttering, apparently there's a series on Netflix (Marie Kondo's "Tidying Up") is good for it. A few of my friends started watching and immediately began cleaning their homes.

    I agree with the point about being unplugged. I'm trying to do a better job of knowing when to disconnect and just be present.

  9. Great suggestions! I seriously need to declutter my closet haha.

  10. Yes! Such great tips. I've already started detoxing from social media and my netflix binge watching.

    xx Tatyanna

  11. Detoxing is so necessary and such an amazing feeling! I actually will do this with all electronics for a certain time period (hours only lol) and spend time with the kiddos or read a book or take a walk. It is so refreshing!


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