It’s that time of year again. Detox time.
In fact, this is now day 8 of my detox – I’ve been so busy being unemployed that I literally am not getting time to do any blogging.
I already feel much better. I was drinking too much, and too often. I have quite a dislike of getting up at 7am and going to work even if I have had just two beers the night before, not to mention the increased chances of having not slept properly – which means that I rarely drink the night before work.
Not having had that worry, there were more excuses for having a drink, especially with 2 full litres of vodka in my room at the beginning of January, and some leftover other bits and bobs – I hardly bought any! Needless to say that a week ago, I felt fairly rubbish. I needed a detox.
I was initially worried a month ago about how difficult it might be to have a detox during the ups and downs of unemployment, I was having a fairly miserable spell a while back, tempered by rejection and continued unemployment. There was a bit of me that thought I wouldn’t do it.
But by time February 1st arrived, I was welcoming it with open arms, and feel so much better after a week. Not quite yet feeling as energised as I want to feel, but that will come.
So the usual things are out – alcohol, caffeine, crystal meth, krokodile, cigars, cannabis vapes, MDMA, MDMB, MDMD, MDMR, R2D2, etc, etc.
Also banned are cakes and chocolates. With one exception – if I make the cake myself (I have cooking and baking targets to meet!). Though the last time I did any baking, it was a semi-disaster with apple turnovers that stuck to the baking sheet. Still tasted nice on day 1. Thrown away by day 3.
I didn’t ban bacon as I did last year – sugar probably has far greater a negative effect than bacon does. There are other unhealthy things I could have banned – such as sweets – but I am not yet willing to banish every little delight from my life.
The detox will last for 37 days. Because I am 37 years old. And finishes just in time to get the train to Hull to celebrate my mother’s birthday.