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Do It While You Have Time

No, I’m not going any where or God forbid I have an issue with my health or anything. I’m not traveling to Fiji or France or the San Francisco Bay. I’m just here in my fresh, clean apartment on a Friday night. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The title of this post came to me while I was taking a long, luxurious shower (I really just had to shave). I was done with nannying early this afternoon, so I decided to take advantage of the blustery cold afternoon and just bang out a cleaning session.

This is why I could never work from home, because while I love nesting here in my apartment, I often jump from one thing to another and easily get distracted from the task at hand, even though it’s not for long until I come back to what needs to be done. The idea of working from home would not be good for me.

Anyway, as I was saying, I was in the mood to clean, dust, and throw out things that have been piling up. At times during my afternoon cleaning marathon, I thought, oh, I’ll clean the bathroom tomorrow, but then a little voice said, “just do it now, while you have time.” Same thing for vacuuming. My point is, that I really enjoyed honoring all that I have, even though it may not be much to some people, I took care in dusting off pieces that I use every day, and giving them new life.

Now onto another form of cleaning, today is also Day 1 of my 21 Day Detox, created by Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple. Amie is a remarkable human, who literally nursed her way back to health with real, organic, clean foods and a host of holistic practices.

I’ve had her cookbook, Eating Clean for nearly a year, and I’ve referenced a handful of recipes in it, but haven’t fully embraced all the knowledge that Amie shares about eating clean, real, organic foods, including this 21 Day Detox plan. In the book she declares how critical it is to listen to your body for cues that go against your regular bodily function for YOU.

So far, the first day has been good! I’m allowing myself coffee on this plan, but hope to reduce my quantity to just 1-2 cups a day, versus my usual 3-4. I will probably be naturally more alert in the mornings, since I will be hydrating more and staving off my after-dinner treat. Oh yeah, AND not having wine, or any alcohol for that matter.

I’ll be sharing each day of my detox journey here, so stay tuned! For now, I just wanted to share how important it is to take time for yourself and for your living space, because a happy home is a happy you. Now go clean if you have the time!!

 

Xo,

Ellen

 

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