How to detox your mind, body and soul

Do you ever feel like all you do is work? Are you haunted by impending deadlines and a never-ending inbox? Tired of juggling your budget and thinking about what to make for dinner? (With the prospect of a toasted celery sandwich being the best option.) Chances are you may need to stop, take a deep breath and give yourself some much needed Eat, Pray Love kind of attention.

Here are some ways to get you started on your quest to detox your body, mind and soul:

  1. Ditching the tech is a great first step. Chances are you have way too much screen time anyway. Turn off the mobile phone, TV and all other potential weapons of mass distraction. Aside from giving your eyes a much-deserved break, a tech cleanse will help your mind reset from the information overload of daily life.
  2. Get out of your usual routine by heading out into nature or exploring your neighbourhood. Taking a walk could be just what you need to put the spring back in your step. Aside from the obvious cardio boost, you will also benefit mentally from the soothing sounds of nature. Aural therapy has been proven to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing. Why not pack up the family and visit one of our country’s beautiful natures reserves?
  3. If getting out isn’t your cup of tea, then perhaps soaking your cares away in a hot bath is just what the doctor ordered. Break out the aromatherapy candles, bubble bath and your favourite tunes and get ready to unwind. Pick up some bath-time goodies to make the experience complete.

Whichever method you choose to get the relaxing juices flowing, they’re all guaranteed to give you the boost you need.