Health & Wellness Month Tuesday's Tip

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

June 13, 2017
2 day detox mind, body, 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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40 Comments

  • Reply Donna June 13, 2017 at 13:14

    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)!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 14, 2017 at 19:45

      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

      • Reply Donna June 15, 2017 at 00:56

        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!

        • Reply Sue Loncaric June 15, 2017 at 04:33

          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

  • Reply Shirley Corder June 13, 2017 at 19:45

    Great suggestions, Sue. (Apart from avoiding social media for two days. 🙂 We’ll MISS you.) Seriously, this is something I want to do sometime soon – detox body, mind and soul. Sounds good! Another refreshing drink with oodles of health benefits.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 14, 2017 at 19:44

      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 🙂

  • Reply Jennifer June 13, 2017 at 21:58

    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.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 14, 2017 at 19:42

      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

  • Reply Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski June 14, 2017 at 07:53

    Those are all wonderful mind, body and soul detox tips. Detoxing should be easy and not require buying anything to do it with. Our bodies are miraculous.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 14, 2017 at 19:41

      I agree Rebecca people pay a fortune for detox products when you can really do it yourself. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week x

  • Reply Lorraine C. Ladish June 15, 2017 at 00:34

    I really need a tech detox. I practice everything else, but I need to take at least one day off a week from tech. Thank you for the tips!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 15, 2017 at 04:31

      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

  • Reply Kathy Marris June 15, 2017 at 08:55

    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

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 16, 2017 at 05:49

      Yes that is so perfect isn’t it Kathy? I felt calmer just reading your comment. Have a beautiful day and enjoy your walks. xx

  • Reply Lyndall @ Seize The Day Project June 15, 2017 at 09:37

    What an awesome plan Sue. I might have to try that too – definitely need to do some decluttering! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 16, 2017 at 05:48

      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 🙂

  • Reply Jo June 15, 2017 at 11:50

    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.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 16, 2017 at 05:45

      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

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill June 15, 2017 at 12:43

    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!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 16, 2017 at 05:43

      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

  • Reply Jan Wild June 15, 2017 at 14:32

    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

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 16, 2017 at 05:35

      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

  • Reply Jo Tracey June 15, 2017 at 14:59

    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!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 16, 2017 at 05:33

      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

  • Reply Sydney Shop Girl June 15, 2017 at 15:45

    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

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 16, 2017 at 05:31

      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

  • Reply Janet aka Middle Aged Mama June 16, 2017 at 16:04

    A nanna nap!!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 19, 2017 at 09:12

      Oh yes a Nanna Nap is a great way to relax, Janet.

  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit June 18, 2017 at 14:17

    Decluttering is so good for the mind!
    And living in the attitude of gratitude is the secret to finding peace within I reckon.
    #teamlovinlife

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 19, 2017 at 08:54

      I totally agree Leanne being grateful does bring peace and comfort. Have a beautiful day!

  • Reply Gentle Joy Homemaker June 19, 2017 at 08:52

    Such good reminders… and so important. 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 19, 2017 at 09:13

      Thank you for stopping by to comment and I hope you have a beautiful day. Feel free to visit again 🙂

  • Reply Carol ("Mimi") June 19, 2017 at 22:46

    Great tips! I think that foregoing technology for 2 days would be most difficult for me. But, I also think it’s important to unplug from time to time.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 20, 2017 at 05:51

      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

  • Reply Michele June 24, 2017 at 23:19

    I love the wholistic approach to this idea of detoxing!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 25, 2017 at 08:28

      I truly believe in this approach Michele and it works for me. Have a beautiful weekend!

  • Reply Alicia O'Brien June 27, 2017 at 22:13

    I downloaded a fabulous meditation recording a while ago and I have done it once! I need to put a plan into action to do it regularly and to make time for gratefulness, as I realise I do not make enough time for my self care. I don’t eat near enough fresh foods either. I think I need a detox!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 28, 2017 at 07:31

      Well that is a good place to start Alicia – a detox for mind, body and soul. You will then be motivated to keep going forward with self-care. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day.

  • Reply Leslie Clingan July 12, 2017 at 02:14

    Absolutely need to spend less time on technology as I type this from my laptop. Need to start doing other things at night besides going off on the Internet.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 12, 2017 at 08:48

      I know Leslie, I am making a concerted effort now to have at least Sunday away from technology. It really makes you appreciate life rather than being stuck looking at a screen or feeling the pressure of social media. Have a a great week. x

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