Cleanse Tip, Part 4: Getting Sleep and Slowing Down


First of all, getting eight hours of sleep isn’t always easy. But during your cleanse, it’s extra-important to make it a priority. You’ll get a lot more out of the cleanse if your body’s well rested. Keep your schedule more relaxed and be open to getting more sleep than usual, and let your body do the work it needs to do to get you feeling your absolute best.

I also encourage you to slow things down. I know I’ve said in the past that exercising and moving your body is important to flush out toxins, and it is. What I’m referring to here is more mental; it’s taking the opportunity during a cleanse to slow down and focus on the present moment. There’s so much pressure these days to get things done. Whenever we’re rushing from Point A to Point B, it takes us out of the present moment.

Here are some reasons why slowing down during a cleanse can help you long after as well!

  1. “Be Still and Know”

When we slow things down, answers appear; we can hear our inner voice and tap into our intuition. The more we distract ourselves, the more we push this voice aside.

  1. Find Gratitude

When we’re busy with many things, it’s harder to find gratitude for the gifts we’ve been given. It’s easier to take thing for granted, such as our relationships, careers, and homes. Each day, write in a journal, or say out loud at least one thing you’re grateful for.

  1. Random Acts Of Kindness.

In order to get love, you need to give love. So focus on giving it! Go out of your way to be kind to everyone around you. Share your warmth with the world.

  1. Meditate

Take a minimum of five minutes a day to breathe and pause everything in the world during your cleanse. Find a posture that helps you remain relaxed and alert. Settle your breath. Establish mental space and balance. Find a mantra that will help you create what you want, such as: I am opened to my highest potential. Repeat the mantra, and relax into it with breath.

  1. Choosing Love Over Fear

When we’re rooted in fears (such as, I’ll never have the job I want or I’ll never get the body I desire), we distract ourselves from getting what we truly want. But in fact, we have everything we need to create what we want. When you take time to go inward, dig deep to face the fears head-on, and choose love and trust, you can achieve anything that you want. You can soar!

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