For the past 4 weeks I have been participating in a life cleanse. A Lela Cloud Life Cleanse, to be exact. I won said experience at a raffle from a Yoga Lagniappe event that I attended a couple of months ago and got started right after Mardi Gras.
– Lose 10 lbs (everyone rolls their eyes at this because I’m not a large girl but I WAS gaining a lot of weight)
– Eat healthier (and learn to maintain it)
– Make time in my life to do more of what I love and spend less time being stressed and frustrated
What I didn’t realize was that the “space clearing” element of the cleanse wasn’t just physical. Lela helped me rework and reorganize my calendar, create routines, schedule “me” time etc. The result: for the past month I’ve worked less, somehow gotten more done, stressed less and taken lots of time to do things that I enjoy – getting my nails done, going to the park, planting in my garden…
I’m now entering the last few days of the cleanse and have felt better than ever. Granted, I wasn’t starting from zero. I’ve been seeing an Ayurveda specialist for a while now for anxiety and some other health issues, but this all or nothing cleanse really gave me the discipline and skills to kick it up a notch.
Honestly, I think the biggest factor affecting me being more productive and less stressed is that I stopped drinking coffee. My energy is even throughout the day instead of spiking up and down, I’m more patient with my clients and I even get more work done. I’ve stopped being nervous and frantic in the mornings and am sleeping better at night. No coffee addict wants to hear that…I know I didn’t. But hey, once you break a habbit you’re pretty much good to go. I’ve replaced coffee with fresh juice every morning (you can check out some of my favorite combinations here) and don’t think I’ll ever go back!