So I was getting ready for my day, just doing normal things and I just felt so angry. And I was thinking about things that happened so long ago that really they shouldn't matter anymore. But...apparently they do because I am sitting here thinking about them and I am getting all sorts of riled up! Then it hits me, it's the detox! I have been going through my clean eating program that I offer in my Health coaching, you know just testing recipes and different supplements so when others go through this particular program I will have better insight. Plus I don't like to offer anything I have not done myself. My point is though is that I forgot about the emotional detox that happens. That when you clean up your eating habits you clean out your organs and different emotions and memories can come up.
Now I have taken this clean eating program deeper than I normally do because I really was feeling out of whack. I mean, I know I am a health coach but it is so easy to slip back into bad habits and I was feeling the consequences. Bloated, heavy, tired, stressed and I think even a little depressed. I really needed to clean up my act, seriously! So I feel that is why I am experiencing more emotions this time around. This fact reminded me how important it is to keep a food diary and I cannot believe I have been leaving this out. A food diary is to keep track of reactions to foods but it is also to have a place to put all your emotional stuff, you know, all out there in black and white. Somewhere you can see what you are feeling, read over what you have written and possibly process it better. I have been (kind of) keeping track of what I have been eating but I have not been writing anything else down.
I am writing about this today because I wanted to share how life changing journaling can be and how I believe I am going to get back into the practice. I have gone through The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron twice in my life. This was a life changing thing for me both times. Once it helped me to leave an unhealthy relationship and the other time it helped me change a self defeating behavior. She has you journal the whole time you are going through her book, she calls them morning pages and it is amazing. I would absolutely recommend this book to everyone, always! After following her book I cannot believe I forgot how important journaling can be. Those of you who feel stuck but you aren't sure what the problem is I definitely recommend Julia Cameron's book.
If you feel bloated, tired, heavy and stressed consider going through my clean eating program :) It will be available as an online group program for those of you who like to have others as well as myself help you through the journey and as a DIY program. I will have it up on my website by the end of this week but if you want more information right now please get in touch with me through my contact page and we can have a chat. I will have early bird pricing for the first two weeks it is available, and those who want to talk about it now I will absolutely give you those price options.
By the way I feel much better now :), both emotionally and physically. I am on Day 9 of my 14 day program and I feel so much better, better energy, so much less bloated and never hungry. As a result I am definitely happier....well except for the occasional rogue emotion from the detoxing!
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
I am a wife and a mother of two, one boy one girl . They are the loves of my life! And also the reason I do what I do. I have to be able to keep up!