I’ve been thinking about embarking on some kind of cleanse. I have the time to do it since I’m not working, and it seems appropriate to get myself back to a good place after a stressful few years of selling our family home, moving too often, planning a wedding, leaving a job, getting married and moving again. I’m not entirely sure what I want to do. Just food seems too limiting, but I don’t want to take on too much and give up. Perhaps a food and media cleanse?
Have you ever done a food cleanse? I just read about the Blue Print Cleanse on Joy the Baker. It’s tempting to try something that’s predetermined for me (i.e. drink this bottle of juice at this time), but it’s really expensive. $85 per day! I can’t in good conscience spend that kind of money on juice.
A media cleanse is a little easier. Cutting out the internet will be a challenge, particularly email and my Google Reader. It’s a good time to try it, though, since I rarely receive a time-sensitive email these days. The toughest will be my phone. For a media cleanse I’ll still talk on the phone and text, but staying away from the New York Times, Twitter & Facebook on my phone will be tough. I might uninstall them for the interim to remove the temptation.
The next question is when to start. Assuming Ben doesn’t want to take part, I should do it in the middle of the week so that we can still enjoy our weekend together. Our favorite activity is going out to eat, after all.
(By the way, so far so good with the baking soda & vinegar hair regime. I desperately need to get my bangs trimmed and am hoping the hairdresser isn’t disgusted by my lack of shampooing. I did find out that Earth Fare sells natural shampoos & conditioners in bulk, which is excellent because you can reuse the plastic bottles rather than purchasing a new one every time. If this experiment fails, that will be my next move.)