Diwali is finally over and while I will miss the festive feeling that it brings along, I’m also happy to get back to my routine.
There’s always an excess around Diwali – whether it’s with eating sweets or dressing up. It’s like the perfect excuse to indulge in things or experiences that I would normally pass.
I always try to do a post Diwali detox of sorts – at a physical and a mental level! So I thought I’d share some of these things with you.
1)Going on a no-buy
Ever since I got married, I stopped buying clothes specifically for Diwali. And this is because I’m trying to use up everything from my trousseau, before I buy anything new. However, being the makeup junkie that I am, I did buy myself a rather expensive lipstick (which I will disclose in another post). And now I just want to really save up and try to use up some of the makeup that I already have. So going on a no-buy is also going to mean project pan and wearing out the clothes I already have.
There’s no other way to say this – I admit eating too much mithai this Diwali, like every other! So I’m going to try to reduce my intake of sugar now. This means that no mithai on a daily basis like it was during Diwali week. I also try to reduce the amount of sugar I add in my tea or milk, and I do this at a gradual level – like adding 2 spoons of sugar instead of 3. So yes, I’m trying to curb this addiction.
3)Sweating it out
This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time and hopefully I’ll bring myself to doing this now. I’m going to try and clock in at least about an hour of brisk walking daily. Now to some it may seem like a very basic form of exercise, but because I’m not used to any kind of physical activity right now, this should be a rather good start.
4)Keeping things clean
All the Diwali cleaning made me realize how much I love to declutter! So that is one thing that I want to maintain. I have this habit of collecting things – they could be as basic as a glittery wrapping paper! So I’ve decided really ask myself if I really need it and only then keep it. Else pass it on to someone who will put it to good use. And yes, the lesser the stuff in a drawer, the cleaner it is!
5)Limit social media
I absolutely realize how important this is since I actually spent time with family and friends ‘in person’ during Diwali. For me it gets quite crazy – I end up checking my social media, whatsapp etc. multiple times a day and to be honest it’s absolutely not required. So I’m going to set aside an off social media hour where I do something other than checking whatsapp messages, emails, posting pictures and updates online or just browsing, everyday.
Do you have some post Diwali goals or resolutions? Let me know of you do 🙂
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