Friday, 15 January 2016

The Detox

Thankyou to everyone for their very supportive comments on the last post. I am feeling better. I have a great weekend coming up.

I checked in with my friend to see that she was feeling better and more rested. We are ok.

This end of the year always comes with a share of promises to oneself, to be healthier, leaner, better versions of ourselves. I think it's a good time of the year to think of goals. I have plenty of thinking time!

The theme of the post is detox. I am not into dietary detoxes, as we have livers and kidneys for this very purpose, but a little tidy does not go amiss.

Number one - my skin.

My skin, especially that on my chin, looks like that of a meth-head. I have had the unfortunate spectacle of a number of big red sore bombs about my chin.

The benzoyl peroxide treatments sting and make my skin flaky. I have bought some Paula's choice salicylic based agents.

The skin issues are temporally related to the dietary indiscretions of the Christmas- New Year period. There is a bit of evidence for a low glycaemic-load (ie lower carbohydrate) diet. I have been heading that way since late last year, and am getting used to having no spuds etc with dinner.

Number two- my Phone.

I am never far away from my phone. It is always on. I read my books on it. I am not on facebook, but always check instagram.

I am becoming aware that it has become a bit of a tic, to reach for my phone and scroll when I am feeling bored or stressed or whatever. It doesn't help.

I need to think of a way to wean it off. Maybe even (gasp) turn the bad-boy off occasionally. Move my reading material to another device.

Number three- my environment

I am becoming a little more vigilant about clutter. I pulled a few weeds from the garden. I make sure the dishwasher is emptied in a timely fashion. We perform regular vacuums of the living area.

Anything you need to detox?


  1. Try a blue led light on the chin. Sometimes it's not enough to aha it. I'm trying to limit IG 3 checks a day and FB about 6 a day but it's such a habit...I realise I get some of my news from FB. Plus drink extra water

  2. Glad things are ok.

    I love Paula's Choice! Or did, before they introduced so many different and confusing product lines with poor differentiation (Natio has sadly gone this way as well).

    I have a lot of decluttering to do this year, so a detox of both environment and mind. Physically, about half the stuff in my place needs to go - I never fully adjusted to moving from a large house to an apartment, and it shows. Mentally, I think it's a good time to take stock of values and get a clearer idea of how I can live in a way that's true to these.

    Btw I really like your notion of "goals" over "resolutions".

  3. Glad things are okay. I need a social media detox myself.

    To goals!

    SSG xxx

  4. Detoxing from technology is a very good idea. I really need to work on this.