Ever since I felt like I was getting myself back I chose to start doing what I used to before, those little activities that kept me going of course. I started with a spiritual and mental detox. Not only am I being very careful with what I see, hear and do but with what I allow to enter my body as a whole.
Physical detox: This week I decided to eat different foods. Usually when I stress or I am just exhausted I hardly have an appetite, so I eat very little or very mixed, this leaving me feeling bloated and uncomfortable. So I dedicated this week to eating lighter and healthier, making sure I drink all the water that I need to and honestly I admit I feel a change in my body and its only day 3. I feel lighter and much less uncomfortable.
The term “rest” has been completely thrown out of the window as of recent. I struggle to rest because even though my body is ready to take a nap or just be, my mind and heart is full and as a result my whole being stays exhausted. Day 3 and I have been fitting in about a 30-45 minute power nap and honestly I can feel the difference and change slowly taking place.
Social media detox: Because I have a blog page on Facebook (sincerely robyne) I usually feel the need to constantly be on there, just making sure that I keep engaging with my followers. But this type of mindset eventually drains me and the exhaustion takes its toll. I have to remind myself that as much as I want to motivate and inspire people I need to feel okay first, in order to tackle anything else.
Sometimes I find myself stuck on Instagram, not comparing myself to anything or anyone but recently I have found so many negative posts with negative comments that end up bothering me. I tend to take things slightly personal, meaning I feel and take everything differently to the average individual. So from time to time I either put a restriction on my apps or I remove it completely and when I am ready I will make use of it again.
Spiritual detox: This will always be my most important and most special “me time” journey. I get so caught up in work and life that I forget who I serve. This time my detox is different, now, I am trying to empty my mind slowly everyday so that when I am strong and ready again – I will find my way to my God.
My spiritual being brings me peace but if my mind, heart and soul are filled with the things of this world then I will never have peace. Its in moments like these that I learn again and again about what is truly important in my life, what truly matters and what truly deserves, my time and energy.
Here’s to doing what I love again,
To finding happiness,
To finding peace and,
to finding God