detox day

6 Dec

I am not talking about actual physical detox, like these incredibly disgusting healthy greenish little magical juice cleanses all you healthy people are voluntarily inhaling (good for you by the way, but SERIOUSLY??)

I am talking about the oh-so-needed MENTAL DETOX.

We are all living hectic lives. We worry and stress and our lives are dictated by deadlines and promises we feel obliged to keep. Do we ever take a break? Not really. There is no time, we keep telling ourselves. There are one hundred other million things to do before. Before what though? Before we reach our limit? Before we hit rock bottom? Can’t we identify the warning signals ahead of time? Can we not avoid the meltdowns?

We sure can.

We just need to learn to let go or have someone push us into that direction.

Two days ago, I was lucky enough to have my mom talk me into enjoying some alone time. I was hesitant at first (to say the least). But then, the idea of enjoying some pre-Christmas window shopping with my sis seemed irresistible. The couple of hours I originally had in mind magically turned into a whole stress free day away from everything and all obligations. We strolled around the shops, nostalgically missing our old uncomplicated lives and ease of spending, wished we could afford the 10 things we were sure we NEEDED (spoiler: if you come to think about it, there are very few things one ACTUALLY DOES NEED), met up with two close friends, indulged in digesting the ultimate junk food (yes, people, my DETOX involves ACTUAL JUNK FOOD) and obeying to my pregnancy craving which included Bradley Cooper, toffee and raspberry. YES, that Haagen Dazs ad definitely hit this pregnant woman’s sensitive spot.

When I returned home I was dead meat but incredibly happy.

Thank you mom

Until next time



3 Responses to “detox day”

  1. Elina Zambounis December 6, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Although I would go more along the meditative – pregnancy-yoga – affirmation-rich path, or get pampered with a 2 hour massage, it seems that you are actually getting there, in your own unique way!!!
    Just don’t forget to remind yourself every now and then that indeed there are very few “things” that one does actually need! And some time on their own, or even better with their beloved sister is one of those few things!
    This book may help you realize it even more full blown:
    And gladly a friend of mine has translated it also in Greek:

    Keep walking!

  2. lahacienda December 6, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    A big thank you to the wonderful Mrs Petra for making time for Tati to live a little! She’s an amazing woman and her willingness to keep an eye on the kids for a day was our win. Big hug T!

  3. December 6, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    Good for your for having some away time – mental detox – and for your mom for recognizing the need.

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