This year's 'conscious cleanse' gets off to flying start
We started our annual 21-day 'conscious cleanse' on Little White Feather yesterday, after a 10-day countdown in which we took out all the foods and drinks that may be 'fighting with' the body. I like to start the 21-day conscious cleanse as I mean to go on. And so I kick-started yesterday and today - and will kick-start every day of the programme - by squirting half a lemon into a glass of good quality water (more of that later) and guzzling that. It helps support the liver - as we've said, the main detoxifying organ - in its duties for the day. Then I tend to make myself a fresh herbal tea (in a glass, so I can see the often wonderful natural colours) and retreat to my room to meditate for 10 minutes or so before beginning my day for real.I like to use this space in the morning to reflect on how I'm feeling - any changes in my body-mind that I'm experiencing as a result of the cleansing programme! It's also a good time to tune in to your needs... Is the detoxing process taking more out of you than you had anticipated...? Do you need to adapt your lifestyle to suit? Perhaps you need to come home from work and rest at lunchtime (if that is an option) rather than going to the pub with friends for a few days, to help yourself through this phase? Or perhaps you need to think about how you can support yourself in your daily life, by having healthy snacks with you so that making the healthful choice is easier at times of temptation.If you're following the cleanse yourself this year, maybe write your thoughts down in a notebook that you've set aside for the purpose - so you can keep track of your progress over the next three weeks. If you feel to, feel free to share your thoughts and feelings about the programme on our Facebook page as you go.We'd love to hear from you.And if you'd like to join us on the full programme, we'll be running the full 31-day plan on Little White Feather and via weekly webinar again some time in March next year. Best to sign up early if you'd like to join us!