Hello my lovelies and happy March! I hope everybody is well and thriving.
Today I’m going to be talking about the steps I am taking from here on out to detox my body, as lately my mental health has spiralled downwards and I’ve been struggling big time with my thoughts and feelings. One negative thing has led to another and I don’t want to dwell too much on the negativity when I’m all about spreading positivity, but mental health is a big thing and does need to be addressed. It’s not a negative thing to raise awareness on mental health issues, because actually, it helps. It helps others to know they are not alone, and that there is hope. I promise. And that’s talking from me to you, and from me to me, because I need to remind myself that there is hope too.
I have decided that one thing I can do to help myself with my mental health and help to improve my moods, thoughts and feelings, is making myself aware of what I’m putting into my body. And that’s where the detox is coming in. I’m not sure if detox is the right word for it, I’m thinking maybe ‘a cleanse’ is more the thing I’m trying to achieve / say / do or whatever. But either way, I’m focusing on what I’m putting into my body and making sure it’s stuff that is good for me.
The first thing I am doing to cleanse myself is cutting out meat completely. There is no room for this in my life anymore. I have wanted to go full time vegetarian for a good couple of years now, and it’s something that I’ve been on and off with but it’s time to commit fully to this lifestyle. The way I see it, I want to be putting high energy foods into my bod, good, pure, vibration raising food. MEAT is none of that. Meat is literal death, pain and not compassionate at all. I’m absolutely not judging you if you eat meat, it’s a lifestyle choice and not everyone shares the same beliefs as me, so please know that if you’re not a veggie, we can still be friends, but for me, meat is now a no go! I do not want death on my plate, let alone in my body. It just isn’t right. How can I expect to be happy and live a pure, compassionate life when I am feeding my soul a product that has come from causing an animal pain or discomfort? I can’t. And I won’t put that negativity into my body anymore. No thank you.
Drink is another thing I don’t want to be consuming. And when I say drink I don’t mean just any old drink, you know I’ve got to quench my thirst with some water, but alcohol has got to go. Another thing I’ve wanted to do for years now is cut out alcohol. It literally does not benefit my life in any way and I actually believe it does more harm than good, if anything. I strongly believe that alcohol consumption is detrimental to mental health and whilst in moderation it’s fine, personally it’s just not for me. I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve woken up after a night out with ‘beer fear’, thinking what did I say, what did I do, did I do anything embarrassing? That sort of thing and it’s not pleasant at all. Alcohol brings regrets and I also think it’s a massive waste of money. It’s fine if you’re enjoying your consumption and having a good time, but I can’t remember the last time I’ve felt my life / night out etc has been improved due to a drink. I could do without it. Mocktails for me! Or Orange Juice, might as well get those vitaminsss…
We’re moving onto a more PG topic now and maybe something that’s a little TMI, but there’s two other things I am taking on board with this detox. One, coming off my birth control and two, abstinence from sex. I’ve been on the pill since I was about 15, so almost 10 years consistently. I haven’t had a period of time without it since I first started it except for the 7 day break you have each month which is normal. And even that I’m terrible with. I back to back my pills sometimes, sometimes I miss it if I’m realllllly tired and forget etc etc. I’m just not good with it. And I’m fully single now, so I don’t need it. Whilst I’m totally not against the pill, and I would go as far to recommend it to others looking for birth control options, for me now I feel as though I don’t need to be putting a chemical into my body when I don’t need it anymore / at this moment in time. There’s nothing for me to gain from it. I think it will be nice for my body to have this break and see how it works without the pill, you know!? Which brings me to point number four / point number two of this paragraph. No more meaningless sex, and when I say that, I mean I am literally not even kissing a man whose energy I don’t want in my body. I’m just going to drop to another paragraph now because this ones getting too long…
RIGHT. So yesterday I watched this incredible video which changed my perspective on sex so much. You can view the video here and I’d seriously recommend watching, especially if you’re single. Definitely if you’re single. Basically, the girls in the video talk about how sex is a spiritual act etc etc and I’ve come to realise from this that I have been letting people into my body and into my ‘temple’ / ‘spirit’ so to speak when they don’t necessarily value me or treat me with the worthiness that I deserve. I don’t want to open my spirit up to be tarnished or hurt anymore, and I’ve never had a romantic partner who has been completely in love with me, I’ve never had a partner who loves me and commits to me fully, who makes me feel wonderful and cherished and special, so what is that doing to my body, my spirit, my self esteem when I am letting these people in who don’t value me or who don’t take me seriously? Not good things that’s for sure. SO, from now on it has to be a thank u next to all men unless you’re the one. Don’t get me wrong I am not holding out until marriage or anything, but I need to be connected to my future partner on a spiritual level, and we need to have a mutual love for one another, and I need to know they truly value me and want what’s best for me before anything more physical can happen and I think that’s totally okay. This is going to be so good for me!
So on that note, that rounds up the four steps I am taking in order to help improve my mental health. I really think these decisions are going to benefit me massively in my mind, I am going to be living a more compassionate lifestyle and treating myself with more respect which can only be a good thing and I am excited for this cleanse / detox / new journey. Here’s to the present moment and the future.
What are your opinions on the topics I have discussed!? I’d love to hear your thoughts and feelings on these topics so be sure to let me know in the comments below.
As always thank you so much for reading, I hope you all have a beautiful day and may this life be full of blessings for you.
Lots of love, flowers and light,
*Also full photo credit goes to my good friend Daisy for taking the featured image, thanks hun*