As a mum, time for myself is limited, I often end up having too much playtime with my daughter and son which leaves me with a mountain of house work to be done in the evening and feeling very tired. If I’m going to change habits I think preparation is key, at least for me anyway.
Whilst studying and at work I used to ensure that was mentally ready before taking on any big challenges by asking myself some questions:
- Why am I doing this?
- How to avoid failure?
- What are my goals?
- How can I build up on will power and overcome challenges?
So, questions answered then what? I set out the guidelines and routines I want to follow for 30 days, I keep in mind that this is not just a food detox but a life detox, although food detox is also included. In order to set out my new routines I had to analyse my current routines, I did a stock-take of my habits for one week to work-out which habits I would like to change.
Things I wanted to change:
|Morning Nap||Eating chocolates, biscuits, cakes||Watching too much TV|
|Coffee and snack||Hot chocolate with Luella||Desserts after dinner|
|Amount of time spent on social media||Going to bed with make-up on|
- Find more time for myself
- Take better care of myself mentally and physically
- Be more focused and productive
Habits I want to start doing again:
|6:30 wake up||Walks||Run/Workout|
|Cold shower*||Healthy snack||Write/Blog|
|Warm lemon water||Read||Dessert|
|Yoga||Drink more water||Bedtime 11 pm|
|Meditation||5 min Meditation|
*Cold shower is something that I did when I was studying. I needed something to wake me up but I actually found it that helped me feel energised, and so nice for my skin.
Foods I’m going avoid:
I don’t eat any take away or fast-food and I love veg, specially broccoli (my co-workers will verify haha) but chocolate, cakes and cheese are my downfall.
- Cow’s milk and cheese
- White rice
- Added salt
Almost done, now one crucial point why 30 days?
Anything under 30 and I worry I might go back to old habits, it takes 21 days for new habits to start to form, I really want to make long lasting changes. However, I also need to be realistic, its summer and we have plans… I want to eat an ice-cream and enjoy the odd drink.
Until next time, stay kind, stay safe