I’ve just signed up for a one week fruits and vegetable detox, that starts this weekend. I’m excited. But I’m afraid. Will I pull through? Eating just fruits and vegetables for the whole week. But I know it’s a necessary ‘evil’. I love carbs, and I love meat – but I definitely over did it this Christmas and one of my 2017 goals is to eat healthier. SO this is a kick start.
With each new year, the word DETOX gets thrown around a lot. But much more than food, there’s other areas of our lives, we should clean out, refresh and make sure we’re all set to sail for the new year.
I woke up on the morning of Christmas with a lot of rash on my body and for the life of me, I could not figure out what it was. I managed to find humour when the doctor said it’s a common virus infection commonly called the Christmas tree rash because it takes the shape of a Christmas tree. So I’m thankful I’m fine, but it served as a reminder to ensure your health is on point.
Are there are routine checkups you’ve been meaning to do? I recently got my cervical screening done after so much procrastination. Dental appointments? Eye tests? Pap Smears? Prostrate checks? Make out the time. Health is everything.
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If only someone could give us a big hug and $5,000,000 surely that’s all the refreshing we need right? But chances of that happening are quite slim. So we have to work with what we have. Make sure your money goals are on point this year. Get a budget. Track your finances. Think of new ways to generate income. Make a conscious money detox by cutting away from habits and people that make you spend the money you do not have – and don’t forget to unsubscribe fromall those emails that offered you sale items and free deliveries over the holiday, if you’ll stay tempted to buy what you don’t need
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It’s a great time to set up new work goals while we’re still feeling the excitement of the new year. Think of one career aspiration this year and how to achieve it. Update your resume. Create time intentionally to connect with people on LinkedIn. Take a professional exam. Just do something fresh for this aspect of your life. At the very least, de-clutter your work space, and get an office plant or hang some photos. Anything for that brand new feeling.
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Most people who set a new year resolutions plan to get a new hobby or skill. So no surprises on this one!. For ages, I’ve been meaning to download Spotify so I can listen to more music on the go. I realised how badly I needed this after the chap beside me on the train yesterday would not stop speaking so loud. So I took a 2 seconds break while typing this post and yes, I’ve finally downloaded it. Take the first step to that new hobbit or habit. It really gets easier after that.
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The people around you influence you much more than you know. It’s a great time to detox from bad company and seek out more people who inspire, encourage you, and will push you to achieve those goals you’ve set!
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Growing up, when furniture or house hold items get old my siblings and I would say “mummy the best thing is to buy a new one!”. It would get her pretty angry. I’m sure many of us wish we could simply move into a brand new well furnished home. Well, till it happens, we need to spice up what we have.
Tee doesn’t really understand how I can get tired of eating from the set of plates, but you’ll surprised how much difference eating from a new dish set could make. So some little things like new bed sheets, cushion pillows or just switching up the photos on the wall could make a huge difference. And don’t forget to get rid of those broken pots and pans and furniture or old item you’ve hoarded in your garageor cupboard for years. I know you think it’ll come in handy some day, but I’m almost certain it won’t. Detox fellows, let it go!
Inject freshness into your thoughts and your mind. Think positive thoughts all day everyday. Think happy thoughts. It’s a new year. Forget 2016, if it didn’t go your way. Whether you believe in supernatural faith or simply the laws of attraction, you attract what you think. So go ahead and think of positives – freeing your mind from envy, jealousy and all negativity! Detox by spending some time digging out the thoughts that get you weighed down and find practical ways to deal with it.
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This is for me!. My hair and skin have to be ‘on fleek’ this year. I’ve decided to take matters into my hands for real. For hair, I’ll be investing in wigs – and already made a first stab at it. Finally wore my first wig on New Year Eve’s. It wasn’t such a great experience as it felt really heavy. And the worst part, it fell off my hair in public! Thankfully I was hanging out with friends and we could laugh about it. But few days in and I think I’m getting a hang of it.
So yes, it’s a great time to switch up your hair – style colour etc. Maybe even get a haircut (like Jennifer Lawrence in the movie JOY and do some badass moves. Try a new skincare routine. Add a piece to your wardrobe that could help switch up your typical look – new scarves, brooch belts. Little things sometime do the trick. And of the old clothes, don’t forget to keep them well maintained – fix buttons and loose hems, dry clean and iron too!
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If this is an area of your life you’ve been trying to improve, what better time than a new year?! If you’re Christian, the Youversion Bible App is such a winner. With 1266 versions available and 919 languages with thousands of daily plans on every area of life, you’re sure to find something that’s right for you. It might also be helpful to book a retreat and take a day or two out of the daily bustle to re-focus your mind and renew your faith.
And we’re done. Ofcourse, you don’t have to do everything at once. Pick the one(s) most useful to you.
What and how are you planning to detox this new year? And what areas are you hoping to improve? What new things are you trying out?
Share with us, we may hold you accountable and inspire you.
Oreoluwa AremoJanuary 5, 2017 at 16:13
Hello, Kachee. Happy 2017! A big yes to all that you are written. This year, not like every other year, feels like the year to make a massive change. A massive rebranding feels like a necessity.Thank you for sharing! And have a glorious 2017. https://lifestyleoforeoluwa…
Kachee || KacheeTee.comJanuary 11, 2017 at 13:20
Thank you Ore! And i agree with you that this year feels like such a huge one for change. I can feel the energy from a lot of people everywhere so really hoping our dreams come through!Have an awesome year too darling!
AtinukeJanuary 5, 2017 at 16:43
I know right! These are basically the facets of our lives, it covers the human life and its really necessary to make a positive in all these areas.For me, career, finances, faith and friends need a strong push.Great post. Thanks for sharing.tinukeawe.wordpress.com
Kachee || KacheeTee.comJanuary 11, 2017 at 13:21
You’re welcome Tinuke, and yes, these are pretty much most aspects of our lives. All the best with your intentions this year!
UfuomaJanuary 5, 2017 at 16:57
Really pushing for career advancement this year and an improvement in my health. So many things I often take for granted, like unhealthy intake of soda, eating late at night, etc. All that needs to stop, God helping me. I think this is going to be a really great year for everyone. I like the current energy everywhere but beyond that, something just feels so right about this year. I pray it turns out to be the case.Happy New Year, Kachee and here’s to a kickass year!www.theufuoma.comtravel | lifestyle | passion
Kachee || KacheeTee.comJanuary 5, 2017 at 17:05
I agree with you! There’s something about the energy- it’s so infectious and I’m hopeful for everyone to achieve their goals and kickass! Lol. 😘
EmmanuelJanuary 5, 2017 at 17:17
Thanks Kacheetee. Very inspiring piece. Ive made a resolution to follow your blog ardently this year. The few posts I’ve read on your blog have been very insightful, I’m hoping to keep gaining insights from Kacheetee.com
Kachee || KacheeTee.comJanuary 11, 2017 at 13:22
Thank you!And thanks for finding us and reading. We’ll love to have you on board.
MotunJanuary 5, 2017 at 18:02
Lol. My plans for faith this year ehn, I get scared sometimes but doesn’t that defeat the essence of Faith? I should bookmark this and read every time I need some push. Nice piece.
TRAVEL WITH A PENJanuary 5, 2017 at 18:06
I like the detox idea. One week? You can do it! I once tried to be a vegetarian in Lagos for a month. Actually kept up with the goal but it was more of a fast than anything else…I definitely need to improve on a lot of areas you’ve pointed out. Faith is no 1 and health too.
ZinnyJanuary 5, 2017 at 18:51
Happy New Year, Kachee. Such a nice post. I need that Bible app in my life right now. I also downloaded Spotify recently for the same reason. I just don’t like listening to music through headphones but I guess that would have to change.Wish you a wonderful year. I would refer to this post again. Thanks for sharing!www.zinnyfactor.com
StephylatelyJanuary 5, 2017 at 20:32
Wow a hair cut! Kachee you are brave. But kudos to you and your first purchase of a wig. Lol I get the fact that it feels weird and heavy at first. Which reminds me I need to purchase one too. Stay blessed and wishing you a prosperous 2017.xwww.stephylately.com
Berry DakaraJanuary 5, 2017 at 21:53
I just shot a video talking about 3 things I’m getting rid of – Negative thinking, Self-Doubt/Low Self-Esteem, and Frivolous Spending. I really want to dig deep into the Bible this year and let it guide my life.I’d been thinking about cutting my hair but since I started wearing my afro out this week, I’ve been enjoying my hair. No snip snip.www.berrydakara.com
Desire UbaJanuary 6, 2017 at 00:35
Pele, about the wig incident. Wigs can be pretty tricky, I have experience them myself.I like what you said about trying little changes to our wardrobe, I think I’d try that out, since I am obsessed with brooches right now.Thanks Kachee. All the best with your detox, I am sure you can do it!!
Comfy Cozy UpJanuary 6, 2017 at 07:01
I’m loving this post. I need to detox….www.comfycozyup.com
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Kachee || KacheeTee.comJanuary 11, 2017 at 13:18
Kosiso AsomughaJanuary 6, 2017 at 10:42
Happy New Year KacheeTee, for me 2017 is more of in with the new. Will be trying travelling this year, try out a new activity/hobby and read more (2016 was a bad reading year like no other)…. Great post!
Kachee || KacheeTee.comJanuary 11, 2017 at 13:18
Yay! I’m glad that you’ll try to travel more especially since you say you’re often introverted. I haven’t forgotten about the giveaway you won but couldn’t attend, so let’s chat soon and we can talk of possible plans. xx
Kosiso AsomughaJanuary 11, 2017 at 13:56
Yaaaay! I’m glad you remembered me… Will be looking forward to our chat… You can chat me up on IG – @kosy_babe
BagosMutendiBlogJanuary 6, 2017 at 11:18
No way!!!! This is so BM…Happy new year. Missed you….
Praise AbuJanuary 6, 2017 at 12:47
Learn a new skill and work on getting a good job.Happy New Year!!!My Style Look Book Series
Kachee || KacheeTee.comJanuary 11, 2017 at 13:17
Thanks darling!Skills are so so useful and of course, good job with good money!
ChicTherapyJanuary 6, 2017 at 22:11
Great post. I am definetly going to hone a an existing skill and find a new hobby this year.
Tega EnaiJanuary 7, 2017 at 04:36
When I saw your Insta snap I was like yay she finally got a wig. Welcome to the wig gang! I think I’d go with about everything on your list especially hair, skin and clothes…. everything must be on fleek this year. And thank you for making me take 2 minutes off reading this post to download spotify and the Youversion bible app (Imagine I haven’t downloaded it since the day I asked you). Thank you!!!!! All the best with your detox. I am sure you can do this. Make sure you share your experience here. 5 things to consider before your start a blog http://www.tegaenai.com
favour moyseJanuary 7, 2017 at 06:59
Lolz… I wish I would make my hair often this year. Grow more in prayer and word study(this one is serious discipline sha) and update my blog more. So help me God.THE LOST LITTLE GIRL
Kachee || KacheeTee.comJanuary 11, 2017 at 13:12
It’s all about discipline. I’m also looking for ways to switch up my hair more.So help us God!
Yana KasekampJanuary 8, 2017 at 01:50
Such a useful post! Thanks for sharing your funny story about the wig. I hope you get the hang of it soon! :))) Happy New Year!http://www.lifeofardor.com/
Kachee || KacheeTee.comJanuary 11, 2017 at 13:12
Thanks Yana!I’m pretty sure I will. Have a great 2017.
Candace McGeeJanuary 9, 2017 at 00:03
Girl I’m relating to almost all of these LOL. I love sprucing up my home so I swapped out the pillows out my couch and got a comforter set for my bedroom but there is still so much to be done LAWD! Lol. And my faith…mm mm mm. I actually have a lot of it but the relationship is lacking so I want to work on that. I went to church today for the first time in a long while just to be poured into because I pour out into others so much. It was a good start.http://thequirklife.com/
Kachee || KacheeTee.comJanuary 11, 2017 at 13:11
There’s always soooo much tobe done in the house. Just yesterday Tee and I were discussing getting new FAT pillows. Lol. Re faith, proud of you for re-starting as that’s often the post important bit! keep going. x
Keri HJanuary 9, 2017 at 15:29
This post definitely gives me some positive vibes of 2017! Thanks for sharing :)Enclothed Cognition
Kachee || KacheeTee.comJanuary 11, 2017 at 13:09
Glad it was helpful!
Toluwalade Toyin-KehindeJanuary 9, 2017 at 21:29
People making me spend the money I don’t have lol… Very essential. Also uping on my faith and career goals!! Welcome to the wig life and don’t let it fall again 😂😂😂
Kachee || KacheeTee.comJanuary 9, 2017 at 21:40
Girl! The struggle. I really hope I get used to it soon. Thanks! Xx
Oyindamola AbbattyJanuary 10, 2017 at 16:47
😂😂😂 Your wig fell off!!! My hair, skin and finances have to be lit this year!! Happy New Year, Kachi! Is that reference to Lord of the Rings intentional at No 4. or did you mean to type ‘hobby’??17 Achievable Life Resolutions For 2017
Kachee || KacheeTee.comJanuary 11, 2017 at 13:07
Hahahahha. I meant to say hobby oh. Thanks for that!Hair, Skin, Finances, yes! . You go girl.
Kachee || KacheeTee.comJanuary 11, 2017 at 13:14
I def want to learn to sew and I need to take the first step to that. Hope it all happens for you.Thanks a lot for reading and commenting!
Kachee || KacheeTee.comJanuary 11, 2017 at 13:17
We missed you more! Have an awesome 2017!
DemiladeJanuary 15, 2017 at 18:32
I read this post since but I forgot to comment haha. I really like it. This year I want to improve my financial situation by saving more and starting a side hustle. I’m also trying to improve my relationship with God and the You Bible app has been such a blessing. Great post! xxcocobellablog.com
Kachee || KacheeTee.comJanuary 15, 2017 at 22:22
Yes to starting a side hustle. Money is so key. God bless the works of our hands!Thanks a lot Demi!