A Detox to End All Detoxes: My Latest Challenge

Well, it’s been over a week since NaPoWriMo 2018 came to an end. It was quite a challenge and didn’t go very well for me. It did, however, reignite my pilot light. I’m still considering and reconsidering this blogging thing. Why exactly can’t I sit down to write? It’s been over a year and even though my mind is full of ideas, it is also terribly and deeply distracted. I am thinking about how I can keep my ass in a seat long enough to actually write something, anything before the flame dies out again. How do you keep the flame of inspiration going and more importantly avoid distractions?

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Also, need to tackle time management. That is a lifelong pursuit that one, but hey one can never give up hope can one?

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Although I am a big foodie, eating is one of my favorite pleasures right up there with sleep, I think I’ll scratch the cooking part of this blog. I was using it to motivate myself and get myself into a routine, but it hasn’t worked. I do love to eat, but I just don’t enjoy cooking, I don’t have a “think ahead” kind of personality to be prepared for it and honestly, I am not a very good cook. So I need to let that go.

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Recently, I’ve read the book  The Gluten Lie and other myths about what you eat, by Alan Levinovitz. It was a pretty good read about diet trends, fads, and myths and why they should be met with skepticism if you don’t have an actual condition or diagnosis.

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I’ve decided to take the book’s advice and do a 30-day detox from all wellness, health and diet news. I will not listen to another podcast or read another book or article on the subject for a month. I will also try to stop thinking about why and how I can improve myself by what and how I eat. I’ll just keep busy with other things and move my body every day and let it rest when it wants to. I will revoke guilt’s membership to my mind.



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