Wednesday, May 11, 2011

30 Day Detox Mind + Body


I've been really really negative lately. Even to the point where I told my husband that I hated my life and really hurt his feelings. I want any excuse to blame my bad attitude on, but ultimately, it comes from me being unhappy with decisions I've made and then rather than try to make better decisions, I look for an excuse.

The book One Thousand Gifts has been making an appearance in all of the blogs I've been reading and I have it on hold at the library, but I decided to buy it on Amazon to have it sooner.

Then, I read this post on Neathering our Fest and I decided that I've had enough messages from God and the universe and saying that I need to make a change. This was the motivation I needed. I am making the decision to abstain from negative thoughts for 30 days. I am joining in on the 30 Day Detox Mind + Body from over at Little Chief Honeybee.

The idea behind the detox is that if one little irritant can ruin the rest of the day (you know the guy who cuts you off and then proceeds to go 5 miles under the speed limit when you are running late for work), why can't one positive thing make the rest of your day better?

I've found this to be true when I worked retail. Someone would just really tick me off and on a good day, I'd look for reasons to go out of my way to be nice to people (employees and customers) for the rest of the day. Before I knew it, I forgot about the person who made me mad and, hopefully, I made someone else's day a little bit brighter. Sadly the "good days" were outnumbered by bad days when I let that person get to me and make me miserable.

My goal here is to keep the negativity out of my life both in person and on the web. I am also going to read 1000 Gifts and try to post 1000 things I'm thankful for during the 30 days. Now that is 33 things I'm thankful for each day and I don't want them to get cheesy, so it might go on longer than the 30 days. I hope that this short change will make a lasting change in my happiness, health and relationships. I am very tired of being tired and un-happy and I'm ready to change it!

The other component of the challenge is our bodies. I know if I take on too much at once, I won't be willing to do any of it. For this portion of the detox, I am going to make an effort to drink 75 oz of water each day (take your weight in pounds and divide it in half and that is the number in oz that you should have in water each day) and get in my 6 servings of fruits and veggies.

You can click on the button on the right hand side to join over at Little Chief Honeybee to find out more about it.



Mariam said...

I think this is great. It's really easy to be negative, it's so so much harder to recognize the blessings in your life. I'd be happy to help in any way. Just let me know. :-)

Pamela said...

Thanks Mariam! I really appreciate that--more than you know! :)

rindercella @ neatheringourfest said...

OMG I just saw this! :) I'm glad you are joining in! I haven't really been posting much about it but I am still trying to get rid of the negative and keep more positive. :) How is your journey going??

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