How To Detox Your Friendships, Your Food & Your Stuff

Did you know there are ways to detox your life that don't involve food? Here are a few ways you can plan to have a "new year, new you" mentality in all facets of your life.

1. Detox your diet.

If you really fell off the bandwagon this holiday season and have been eating sugary, processed, salty junk food you tried to avoid all year long, a quick diet detox might be good for you.

Detoxing your body can take anywhere from three days to 21 days and can focus on adding healthier foods into your diet or eliminating others like sugar, meat or grains. You can try juicing or a new diet that is medically safe for your lifestyle. A new way of eating will clean out your system and jumpstart you in 2015 by removing the toxins your cels are storing. Also, remember to drink plenty of water!

2. Detox your social life.

Detoxing socially may help you gain clarity and focus in the new year. Not sure where to start? Try any (or all!) of these.

  • Clean up your social media follows: If you don't know someone, have no interaction (besides a weekly invite to play Candy Crush) and have no interest in what's going on in his or her life, it's time to unfollow. There's no need to clog your newsfeed with information about people you don't really care about.
  • Delete unused and unwanted numbers from your phone. If you can't remember the last time you called, texted or thought about the contact, get them out of your phone.
  • Unsubscribe from unwanted emails. How many hours do you spend every day going through your email and determining which ones are worth reading? Take the guesswork out of your inbox and just unsubscribe.

3. Detox your closet.

If there are still clothes in your closet from years ago or from a different stage/period of your life, it's time to toss 'em. Use your wardrobe to embrace who you are today, not who you were two years ago. If you haven't worn a piece of clothing in the last year (and have no intention of wearing it this year either), get rid of it. Don't hold onto things just because one day you might have costume party to go to. Someone out there will be grateful to have what you no longer want or need.

When we reminisce or overthink or assume we need to hold onto things, we end up wasting a lot of time and energy. It's the fear of letting go that keeps us holding onto baggage we actually don't need. What really matters is your health, your loved ones and how you choose to live your life ... not the "stuff" your surround yourself with.

Don't let junk food, social overload or unused things drag you down as you enter the new year. Detox your lifestyle so you can head into the new year fresh and ready for what the world has to offer you. If you don't make the space for new things to enter your life, new opportunities, people and things won't have any space!

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