This isn’t really the time for detox. Not the time for detox as we usually think of it: detoxing from sugar, unwholesome fats, comfort food or alcohol, anyway. Autumn and winter are times of nourishment and nurturing. However, the festive holiday period and Christmas are excellent times to detox from expectations. Expectations from ourselves and others.
Expectations often bring with it feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, fraught or aggravation. Especially as we move towards the holidays, Christmas shopping, the preparing of food, Christmas parties, presents and of course Christmas dinner.
There are two branches to this:
If you’re primarily feeling overwhelmed you are probably having unrealistically high expectations of yourself. How you are “supposed” to behave, look and what you want to accomplish?
If traditionally Christmas and the festive season is a time of aggravation then you have to work with the expectations of others. Are your expectations of others unrealistic and unreasonable?
What they have in common is that these expectations usually fall short, we or they don’t live up to our expectations. We get disappointed, angry, sad or upset.
Get a piece of paper out and start to write down:
Now, look at the lists. Read through them with self-love and compassion. Probably you will notice that some of these ideals are totally unrealistic. Both what you expect from yourself and how you want others to behave.
Sometimes when we write things down we can see the enormity much more clearly. So go ahead, be kind and caring and now cross out half of each list. Give yourself (and others) a compassionate break. Detox from these expectations and let them go.
Use Yogandha Detox Body Oil to underpin the letting go and detox. The aromatherapy will help support this practice. Use it in the shower in the morning as an anchoring of detoxing from expectations and add a squirt to your hands at night to remind you of the letting go. And above all practise gratitude and compassion.
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