Trying not to bring new things into the house is difficult. Today, I purchased a trench coat and flats…both basics that I will wear continuously. If I donate the trench with the short arms and missing buttons and throw away my torn up flats, will I still be cheating? What if I donate two pairs of shoes?
Today, after dinner, I am going to deep clean and declutter my kitchen by following the advice of Leo Babauta’s blog, Zenhabits.
1. Clear off my dining room table.
2. Start on one side of the room and work to the other.
3. Do one drawer or cabinet at a time.
4. Pull everything out of the drawer or cabinet and pile it in the working space. Clean out the drawer or shelf.
5. Sort the pile into two piles: 1) what you use regularly and love, and 2) what you’re going to get rid of. Pick up one item at a time and make an instant decision — when was the last time you used this? If you haven’t used it within 12 mos, get rid of it.
6. When you’ve sorted through the pile, put back the stuff you love and use, neatly. Put the other pile into a box to donate or recycle or give to friends and family.
7. Move on to the next drawer or shelf or section of floor. Repeat the process until you’ve worked your way across the entire room.
Today was the first day of my elimination diet from the book “Clean” by Dr. Alejandro Junger. It is a book about detoxifying your system and identifying allergies and causes of inflammation. I was so worried about not being able to find things to eat, until my friend took me to Chipotle Mexican Grill. I had a fantastic burrito bowl and was able to stick to my diet! In addition to that, I had a meal supplement shake (2 scoops Thorne Mediclear and 1 scoop Thorne Medibulk, which were prescribed by my naturopath and are cheaper than the supplement sold by Dr. Junger) with frozen blueberries and kale for breakfast and will be eating the last half of my lunch from Chipotle for dinner.
Does a mental expulsion of everything in my head to this blog count? Before bed I will be reading “The Answer”, by John Assaraf.
I spent the day with my best friend…just doing nothing. Absolutely refreshing.
Not a work day!! I did read my emails, though.