Transitional times are auspicious for lasting change and early spring is such a time! If that resonates with you, consider planning a Spring Self-Care Day for yourself. I am including an inspirational plan below.
The Focus: Detox and Replenish
Spending an intentional day focused solely on a Self-Care will help you reset your self-care habits for this season. As you go on with your regular life you will obviously not be able to do all the self-care every day, but you can spread it over a week long schedule.
The main thing is:
THE SELF-CARE DAY WILL GET YOU GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!
Please read this plan first as for some things you need to plan ahead. Feel free to make changes as you see appropriate. Pick a day in your calendar within the next 10 days and commit to your Self-Care!
The Date of My Spring Self-Care Day _______________________ .
It is easy for life to get into our way and postpone what is important for our well-being and health for yet another day … that may never come. To avoid this trap, consider anchoring your commitment by scheduling your bodywork session as part of your plan.
The session will focus on cleaning out toxins that build up over the winter from bad nutrition, overwork, stress, and negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, or anger.
Lighten up the body and mind by releasing what no longer serves you!
On the evening before
- Stop eating by 7pm, drink plenty of water or herbal tea. It is optimal for your body to get 12 hours of no food every night to detoxify and heal.
- Prepare 2-3 quarts of clean filtered water. That is about the amount of water you should drink daily and measuring it helps you to see if you are meeting your goal or not.
- Consider turning off all the electronics for the next 24hours – electronic detox starting 7pm.
In the morning
- Wake up around _____am and luxuriate for a while visioning your Self-care day
- Drink tall glass of warm water and lemon (sweeten with a little bit of Agave if desired) or a cup of a Yogi Liver Detox Tea to support cleansing.
- Practice dry brushing for 5-7min and then take a shower (alternate warm and cold water 3 times for lymphatic drainage if desired).
Remember to drink water!
- Replenish yourself with light breakfast, ideally with foods high in unsolvable fiber (it works like a broom sweeping the toxins out of your digestive track. This can be as simple as oatmeal with banana and berries).
- Get moving at _____ for 60-75 minutes. Take a yoga or dance class in your local studio or find practice on YouTube. It is great to get out some sweat, however, it is equally beneficial to take slower pace, restorative approach, especially if feeling tired and low energy.
- Rest and write a journal reflecting on your goals and intentions from winter. Notice where you feel drawn to focus your energy this Spring.
In the afternoon
- Replenish yourself with a spring themed lunch – greens, olive oil, and lemon are your liver best friends, so try to include them.
- Take a nice nap or read a book.
- Receive your bodywork session at _____ to move stagnation and toxicity out of the body. Other good options are sauna or full body mud wrap.
Remember to drink water!
- Have a light snack to ground and replenish
- Simply sit outside or take a leisure walk in a park, ideally by a creek.
- Consider buying yourself spring flowers or herbs on your way home.
- Enjoy light dinner or just another snack to give the digestive system well needed rest.
- Take a detox bath with 1 cup Epsom salts and 1 cup Baking Soda. Soak for at least 20-30 minutes.
- Keep drinking water with lemon or herbal teas
- Take 1 Tbsp of olive oil and lemon right before bedtime to continue your liver detox.