One of the reasons that I eagerly accepted Brit‘s offer to go on the Daniel Plan together is that I am at a point in my life that I am feeling lost. Things that once made me happy no longer do, and I can feel my world shifting. It’s good, it’s growth, but it’s frustrating, confusing, and sometimes just painful.
Once we finished our 10 day detox, it became evident that my body wasn’t the only thing that needed a detox. I’ve been working on a new business venture and realized that to move forward, I’d have to clear some clutter out of my life. I began inventorying my half finished projects and decided what to keep and what should go. At first the process was bittersweet. I felt like I was trashing my previous self’s hopes and dreams. Letting go was hard and sad.
The process became easier. The purging started to feel good. As I let go of the projects one by one I felt some weight lift as well. I started seeing that by removing this clutter in my life, especially the things that I am no longer passionate about, I was relieving myself of pressure. It freed up my mind, my schedule, and my life.
I started thinking about the food rules – 5 ingredients or less and all pronounceable. Why should our lives be any different? In a world where we try to have it all – work/home balance, amazing parent, fun and understanding friend, wonderful spouse, the list goes on and the pressure and stress become unreal. Eventually our labels get cluttered and unpronounceable. Sometimes you just need to find a way to simplify. Detox becomes necessity.