How a detox can help your business

Simon Jordan, Coaching, Branding, Marketing, Websites, Design
What I learnt on a 3-day juice detox and how it can help your business

Last week, Gina and I decided to do a detox. We felt that now was as good a time as any and my training had slowed down somewhat because we aren’t allowed out more than once a day on lockdown.

About 5 or 6 years ago, I did this same detox, the Jason Vale’s 3-Day Detox, which comprises lots of juices and a few smoothies, but all packed with healthy fruit and veg and vitamins.

When I did this detox before I ended up with a headache for 2 weeks because my body purged itself of caffeine (I love my coffee and maybe too much back then), so I went into this one better prepared.

The first day was good but the first night’s sleep was erratic with lots of tossing and turning thinking about food. I’m one of those people who live to eat and LOVE my food. I train hard so I can enjoy my food without feeling guilty. Well that’s what I tell myself.

The second day was a bit better and the hunger pangs were less and my energy was ok but I had stopped training and doing anything too physical except walking the dogs to the beach and back.

The third and final day I was really looking forward to having breakfast with Gina. I had made some soda bread and had it with scrambled eggs, baby tomatoes and parsley.

If you’ve never made bread and want to have a go, this recipe is very easy. It took 40 mins from prep to table and as you can see looking golden and lovely.Check out this link here.The coffee beans were ground, in the pot, and smelling heavenly.
As we sat down to eat we reflected on how the whole experience had been.

I felt so much cleaner, my head was less foggy and my energy levels over the 3 days had been good apart from a wobble on day 2 when I felt a bit whacked. But I hadn’t been falling asleep around 9:30 each night like I normally do.

I felt more appreciative of what was before me. The taste of the soda bread and scrambled eggs was so good. The detox isn’t just about reducing the food intake, it’s also about clearing out your headspace.

I have a pretty full-on life with business, training and everything else.
With a clearer head, I can now see the world through cleaner eyes, if that makes sense. I look at what we have with a deeper sense of gratitude. I sit out on the deck and listen to the birds and stare at the trees moving with a bigger sense of love for the world.

As I said before I live to eat and have always had issues with food. Back in my late twenties, I had ballooned to 23 stone / 322lbs / 146kg. I have always eaten emotionally, so taking food away for 3 days, and cleansing my body and is a great way to refocus your mind and body.

In a nutshell
What I’ve taken away from this experience and what I think we all need to do at some stage is...

Get our heads clear and our bodies too. With a clean body and mind, you gain the ability to make better decisions. As business owners, we can sometimes jump from one shiny object to the next without really taking a step back and considering what we are doing.

When you have a clear mind you tune into what is going on more and slow down. You can make better decisions that are aligned with your values which are sometimes hard to hear amongst all the mental noise.

I’m now looking at my business in a different light and know exactly where I want to be focussing more of my attention. I have a tendency to have a monkey mind. This detox has helped me clear that and refocus.

Always come from a place of gratitude
So many of us fly along this universal path rarely stopping to appreciate what we have and where we’ve come from.

You can have gratitude for so much in your life, even the challenges.

A friend of mine Adam Walker aka The Ocean Walker swam the 7 major channels of the world. During one of the swims, he was stung by a Portuguese Man-of-War jellyfish which for some can be fatal. He had lost the use of one arm and his back was becoming numb from the sting. Instead of focussing on the pain, he focused on the positive and thanked the jellyfish for the experience. That is an incredible mindset.

Be thankful for what you take for granted
As Gina and I sat and ate our breakfast, I thought about where the food had come from. The producers, the transport etc. etc. When we stop to really take stock of what we have, we can so easily start to feel a deep sense of gratitude. The language of the truly rich is gratitude. Wouldn’t you agree?

If you want your business to really shine, then developing the right energy is vital. You can have the best marketing and branding in the world, but if your energy isn't right, believe me, you will attract all the wrong clients and the drama that goes with it. I've been there and bought the t-shirt.

So, my friend, as you go into your week/weekend, think about taking some time to stop and appreciate all that you have and what you have achieved so far. Don’t compare yourself with others, never do this. Take your own detox if you can, be it from tech, food, booze or anything else that is causing you physical, mental or emotional blocks.

You deserve a detox. Your business deserves your clear head and the world needs your skills.

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With gratitude

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