Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 21 - Sprung

It's the first official day of Spring today! And the second last weekend of my own "spring break" is behind me. Always a welcome milestone. When you get to this point, focus on the confidence and sense of accomplishment you have - really be proud of yourself. You're almost done!

When it comes to tracking my cleanse and making it seem as if it's going by more quickly, I start playing with fractions on about the second day. It starts out like this: 2 days down? Only 14 more of these to go! Meaning only fourteen more "two-day blocks" to go. Then I get to four days: Only seven more of these to go! And so on and so on. (Okay, it's not algebraic geometry, but it still helps ...)

Now, at Day 21, I'm 3/4 of the way through. This last week feels like it will crawl by, because by now you're really looking forward to your normal life again. Allow yourself to enjoy anticipating drinking again. Pasta dinners with wine. Drinks with friends. Actually getting the wine list in restaurants. Being able to take pleasure in drinking is why you cleanse in the first place, so enjoy the anticipation.

Believe it or not, the last week is actually one of the fastest. You might even find yourself on a natural buzz with a momentum all its own. Take advantage of it. If you're like me, you probably haven't gotten quite as many of those chores done as you wanted. With only 1 week left, I've only de-cluttered my office - and even then, there's a closet full of books that needs tending to.

And after that, there's still the hall closet, my dressing room, under my bathroom sink, the wardrobe, my dresser, a couple of sewing projects ... you get the point. Plus I've scheduled a dentist's appointment for this week. Keep as busy as possible, but savor the anticipation of the end of your cleanse - and watch the days melt by.

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