One of the best things you can do before starting a detox is to create your own personal detox survival kit. Regardless of what you are detoxing from (alcohol, coffee, or sugar), a detox survival kit is a powerful tool to help you feel happy and relaxed through the tough times. Your survival kit should be filled with items and ideas that help you manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms calmly and effectively. These can be physical things or a list of activities you can do to distract you.
I have put together a list of things that helped me and others through detox journeys. Pick and choose what will work for you, and add your own items. You are making your personal survival kit. So, make it perfect for you!
Vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements
Useful dietary supplements include B-group vitamins, vitamin C, zinc and magnesium.
Your favorite essential oils in a roll-on or burner to use when you have cravings.
A charm bracelet or chain that reminds you to stay strong
Some favorites to try are lemon tea, green tea, Yogi bedtime tea, ginger and orange tea.
Keep a handy supply of your choice of healthy or sweet snacks to eat when a craving hits.
A large bottle of sparkling or still water.
All the things you could do instead of drinking
YouTube or classes
Meditation or praying
Walking, running, yoga, pilates, cycling, swimming
Cooking yummy food
Buying yummy food
Sleeping as much as you want
Netflix, HBO, or your favorite TV channel
Cleaning, spring cleaning, throwing stuff out
Give yourself a break
Perfection isn’t required for this journey. If the bed isn’t made or the kitchen bench is a mess, let it go for now.
Ask for support
Let some people know you are making this 30-day journey and let them give you some support too.