So guys, I'm always on the road of self-improvement. I accept my flaws and use my strengths to alter any bad habits I notice within myself. While on the road of self-improvement, it is important to stay true to yourself and make improvements based on your own personal perception (and not the perception of others (i.e. fuck them)).
I'm beginning my monthly detox by cutting out a few things (some are going to be more difficult than others):
- All beverages other than water
- Deodorants that contain aluminum
Let's start the conversation off with my choice to cut out all beverages other than water. I have been drinking coffee religiously since I began my first full-time/salary job in 2013 from Monday-Friday. I have realized that my habit begins as soon as I walk into the office. It also doesn't help that they provide coffee to us for free. The smell of coffee brewing triggers my habit of drinking it. The thought of a nice warm beverage in the morning (even in the heat of summer) reinforces the habit. So how do I break this??
First, I'll try to break the smell trigger by carrying around one of my favorite essential oils (lavender) and taking a whiff of oil anytime I want coffee. Now, the glorious smell of freshly brewed coffee usually wears off by 9:30 AM. So, this shouldn't be too difficult. A half-an-hour of torture won't be so bad, right? lol
So now let's tackle the habit of a warm beverage in the morning. This is going to be a tough one since I can only drink water. I think I'll make an elixir using hot water, lemon, a little apple cider vinegar and turmeric.
Alcohol shouldn't be difficult to cut out. I'll just avoid going to bars.
Now onto the next topic...
I've been trying to cut out aluminum deodorants for a while now because of its cancer causing properties. This has been particularly difficult due to my excessive sweatiness, but I'll try my best. I'll begin with detoxing my underarms with Moroccan clay and apple cider vinegar (which can be very messy when drying). I really want to go without deodorant completely, so I'll try it out for a day and tell you how that goes.