Factor #1: It’s All Mental
#itsallmental is something we at Lifestyle Juicery always tell our fellow cleansers when they are going through a challenging period of no solids. And it’s true! They are mostly mental and unreal- the voices you hear “I’m Hungry”, “I Can’t Do This”, “I Should Give Up”, “I’m Not Strong Enough to Do This”, etc. They are only as real as you think it to be. These may be the little voices you hear, but they have great impact in your abilities and self-confidence. The downward spiral begins (the giving up, the guilt and loss of motivation) when you start believing in them.
Everyone at some point of their lives hear these thoughts, believed in them and unknowingly affect the way they approach certain matters in life and their perspective of the situation and their capabilities! They do really sneak up on you, don’t let them get to you because...
“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right” - Henry Ford.
Factor #2: Hygiene & Cleanliness
- Excessive dust inhalation can cause a variety of diseases
- Mobile phones have more bacteria than public restrooms and toilet seats
- Damp hands spread 1,000 times more germs than dry hands
- An average child contacts 9-12 viral infections per year
Ask yourself: How often do you wash your bath towels, bed sheets, pillow cases, mobile phone, pyjamas? How often do you change out your toothbrushes and dish clothes?
Now, here’s how often you should be washing and changing them out based on the average bacteria & germs build up on these items..
Bath Towels: Every 3-5 uses
Bed Sheets: Every Week
Pillow Cases: Every 3 months
Mobile Phone: Everyday
Pyjamas: Every two wears
Toothbrush: Toss out after 3 months of use (not till when it’s brittle!)
Dish Cloth: Toss out after a month of use
Time to spring clean and set a schedule for regular cleaning. Your body deserves it!
Factor #3: Do what you love!
Studies suggest that there is a correlation between sadness and sickness. Think about these stories that we’ve heard of:
The grieving widower who dies shortly after his wife dies.
The woman who had a heart attack after losing her job.
The teenager whose asthma worsens following her parents' divorce.
It does not have to be a BIG change you’re making, they can be simple things that makes you happy. It could be baking for some.. Or painting, travelling, going on a hike, community work, etc. What is that little activity you enjoy doing that brings you joy and happiness? Make a plan and do it! Make a habit out of these things you love ;) A little goes a long way!
Erina @ Lifestyle