“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
– Winston Churchill
Wow, it’s been a while! It’s crazy how time slips away and you look back and realize six months have flown by. That’s sort of what I realized over the last couple weeks, which is why I decided to take real steps to re-focus my life and get my priorities back on track.
So there I was, wanting to make a change, and not sure how to do it. Then the whole ‘cleanse’ concept came to mind. It seemed like sort of a drastic measure, but hey, I was on a mission. I looked through a few of the more moderate cleanses, and knew I needed something more intense. Then I came upon the the Master Cleanse.
The name itself is sort of intimidating, don’t you think? I read on and asked a friend I knew who had done it how it was, and I decided, what the hell, lets do it. I’m now on day 4 of 10 and feeling pretty good, I have to say!
The cleanse basically consists of drinking “lemonade” throughout the day for 10 days with a salt water bath in the morning and herbal laxative (as my boyfriend say, “ewwww”) at night. So this is what my kitchen consists of right now (quite depressing, I know.)
I knew that I’d have to keep my time filled with other things to do, so I made a list before starting the cleanse of all the things I’d been putting off (cleaning out my closet, going to the dry cleaners, doing Pilates, journaling). Of all the things that I’ve used to fill my time, journaling has proved the most beneficial.
One of things that I heard about the cleanse that I was most looking forward to and scared of, was the emotional cleanse that would come along with it. All the time and distraction that food (and alcohol) provide is taken away and all you’re left with is raw emotion and time for self-reflection.
For me, that all goes directly into my journal to be processed and released. As a whole, I’m really looking forward to see the results of the full 10 days, physically and emotionally. Stay tune for more updates!
Have a wonderful rest of your week, and don’t forget to be thankful for all the great things in your life.