Tuesday’s Tip: 2 day detox for mind, body and soul

2 day detox body mind soul

This week’s Tuesday’s Tip is a 2 day detox for body, mind and soul.   June is my month of health and wellness and I’m devoting the month to improve in three areas of my health – physical, mental and spiritual.  I’d love you to join in as well.

I was reading recently about Detoxing your mind, body and soul. The article, written by Danielle Appl, suggested that we should

rid out minds, bodies and souls of a toxic buildup from modern-day living rather than wasting funds on ‘miracle potions and tonics’

I thought about the article and realised that we can all do with some down time to focus on ourselves and a two day ‘detox’ would be just the thing for my Health & Wellness focus in June.  Taking time out from life to relax and recover.

2 day detox mind body soul

Here are my suggestions and what I will be doing for my 2 day detox.  I’ve divided the detox into the three areas.

Mind

Technology free

Taking a rest from technology and resisting the temptation to open the laptop or smartphone.  Our minds need time to rest from the constant bombardment of social media.

Reconnecting with others

Instead of texting, catching up with friends and spending time reconnecting in person is great for my mental health and happiness.

Decluttering

Don’t you love the feeling of having a good declutter?  I love the feeling of satisfaction when I’ve packed up things I no longer need or use and give them to someone who will use them.

Body

Gentle exercise.

I love to run and exercise regularly but sometimes our body just needs time to rest and recover.  For my 2 day detox I will go for an easy walk appreciating the beauty around me on Day 1 and then do a Yoga relaxation session on  Day 2.

Eating

Healthy soups and nutritional meals will be the order of the day.  I won’t be starving myself but I will be making healthy meals with smaller portions.  Lots of vegetables!

Soul

Gratitude

Taking time each morning and evening to give thanks for all that I have in my life.  This is so uplifting and good for the soul.

Meditation

I used to think I was hopeless at meditating until I learned that it is okay for your mind to wander.  When it does you just bring it back to focus on your meditation.  Just 5 minutes can make such a difference to your inner self.  You feel less stressed, have more clarity and feel so relaxed.

So there is my 2 day detox for mind, body and soul.  What would you add?  Will you try it?

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36 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Tip: 2 day detox for mind, body and soul

  1. Donna

    Each of these tips are such great advice, Sue.
    I had truly looked forward to spending less time ‘glued to devices’ when I retired. Then I began blogging, and took on the role of Social Media Director for our local Newcomers Association (no one else would do it!). So, detaching myself from my computer and smart phone is a bigger struggle than I ever thought it would be in retirement. I like your challenge to your readers to ‘unplug for a day’. I am greatly looking forward to being computer-less on the Camino Trail (soon)!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Oh lucky you Donna the Camino Trail is on my bucket list but unfortunately not on hubby’s. I just found that social media was taking over and really was making me feel pressured to perform and unhappy. Unplugging even for a day is like a cloud lifting. x

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      1. Donna

        I agree, Sue. At my last middle school, we had ‘Lids Down Thursdays’ for all of our students. Yes, they complained in the beginning but they then got used to it. The results were amazing…including many, many more students going outdoors!

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        1. Sue Loncaric Post author

          What a fabulous idea Donna and I love the name ‘Lids Down Thursdays’. I know computers and technology are here to stay but children, like adults need the right balance. We all need to have some play time! Have a fabulous day my friend. x

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      It is surprising how much relief you feel once you get over the shock of no social media, Shirley! I’ve been blogging and scheduling posts which makes it a little easier to relax for a couple of days. Have a wonderful week and organise your detox soon 🙂

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  2. Jennifer

    I went on an accidental tech detox when my husband and I took a cruise. I forgot to get an international plan before we left and we refused to pay the exorbitant ship rates for wifi. For a week, we were detached from our friends and family and we just enjoyed each other and the vacation.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      I bet you enjoyed the vacation so much more without all the tech stuff Jennifer. I agree those cruises charge a fortune for internet and usually it is so slow! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by x

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      It sure isn’t easy Lorraine but I do feel like the ‘responsibility’ has been lifted and I certainly feel more relaxed in my mind. You should try it! Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day. x

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  3. Kathy Marris

    I guess this would fall under gentle exercise, but a nice long leisurely walk always does it for me. It gives you time to think and even meditate, and calms your brain activity down. Also being out in the fresh air and amongst nature always reinvigorates your soul. #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Glad you liked the plan Lyndall and I think it isn’t as hard as some of the detox’s you read about. To me it is all about making it work for me so that I feel better at the end. Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  4. Jo

    Great tips Sue, and like so many others I need a technology free day – and definitely one without social media. It’s so addictive and also pressuring isn’t it.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Social media sure is addictive Jo and I feel pressure if I don’t post. That is why I had to make the decision to take a day a week away from it. It just takes over your life. Even though I connect with some beautiful people I know they will still be there even if I take a break. Have a beautiful weekend Jo! x

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  5. Leanne | crestingthehill

    Some great ideas about how to give ourselves a bit of a break but in a healthy way Sue. Having a break from the internet is a big one for me – I seem to be on a computer at work or at home way too much these days – time for a walk in the Winter sunshine!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      I know what you mean about the internet Leanne! That is why I’ve cut back on FB groups and link ups. I couldn’t keep up with all the commentary and sharing – especially if the content wasn’t really of interest to me. A walk in the winter sunshine sounds perfect, I’ll be there to join you! x

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  6. Jan Wild

    Good advice here Sue, I decided last weekend that I was going to limit my social media time. We had both gotten into a bad habit of picking up our phones first thing whilst enjoying a cup of tea in bed. Not a good way to start the day much as I enjoy my online community. I feel so much better already and am not using that time to meditate, read or talk (or all of the above) xx

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      That is the habit I was in Jan and it isn’t easy to break. I put my phone in another room now. There is room for technology in our lives because I too love the online community but when it starts eating up a huge chunk of my day then I need a detox! Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day Jan xx

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  7. Jo Tracey

    Must remember to meditate. Must remember to meditate. Must remember to meditate…I think I’ll add it to my habit tracker – then I might remember that I was going to remember to meditate!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      LOL Jo! So you are combining technology with meditation not sure that was my point Ha! Ha! Mind you I love you yoga app and it reminds me when I need to do a class. Luckily I didn’t recommend cutting out technology altogether otherwise we would never know where we should be or what we should be doing. Have a great weekend x

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  8. Sydney Shop Girl

    I really like the idea that meditation can be about simply letting your mind wonder, Sue. A good starting point for me. The tech detox is something I find myself having to do every now and then.

    SSG xxx

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      The tech detox has been commented on by everyone SSG. Maybe we should all choose the one day each week to detox then we wouldn’t miss anything LOL:) Meditation has been much easier for me since I learned that it is okay for your mind to wander. I was concentrating so much on worrying about my mind wandering that I couldn’t relax. Once I let go it was much easier. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by x

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      It isn’t easy Carol but recently we went on a 7 day cruise and I just didn’t have access. Surprisingly I survived and that really taught me that the world keeps turning whether I’m on social media or not. Have a great day and hope you are feeling better. xx

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