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?