Autumn Brain Detox

Autumn Brain Detox | Betty Herbert

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling decidedly deflated. This is usually my favourite time of year, but right now a feel like a flat lilo.

So, I’ve hatched a scheme. In my other life, as The Minder, I talk to people all the time about how to get their sparkle back. It occurs to me that we could do that on a mass scale, all together, online.

This is what it involves:

1. Autumn officially starts on Sunday 22nd September. From that day, we’ll spend a month doing lovely things that leave us feel refreshed, inspired and re-energised.

2. This is what we’ll do:

Every day:

  • Read something
  • Meditate, write morning pages or make time for a good think
  • Look at the sky
  • Get out of breath

Once during the month:

  • Watch a film you’ve always wanted to see
  • Visit an exhibition or a historical site
  • Cook something wonderful from scratch
  • Spend a whole evening listening to music that you love
  • Take a long walk
  • Do one crazy, spontaneous thing.

3. Of course, not all of this will be perfect for everybody. That’s fine. Do it your way. The aim is to shake off the fug and to get your mojo back a bit.

4. Blog about it, or don’t. But if you do, pop a link in the comments below and I’ll do my best to compile everything. There’s some code at the bottom of the page so that you can put a Brain Detox badge on your blog.

5. Talk about it online with #braindetox. I’ll try to compile that too.

6. Tell your friends! The more the merrier.

7. On Sunday 20th October, we’ll all decide whether or not we feel a bit better about the world.

What do you think? Are you in?

Autumn Brain Detox |

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22 Responses to Autumn Brain Detox

  1. Lynne @josordoni 16/09/2013 at 15:46 #

    I’m in :)

  2. Tracy Affleck 16/09/2013 at 20:23 #

    Im in too :)

  3. Ava 17/09/2013 at 08:34 #

    I’m in too!

  4. Jess 17/09/2013 at 08:42 #

    Me too!

  5. Maria 17/09/2013 at 08:46 #

    I’m in ☺

  6. Charlotte 17/09/2013 at 15:55 #

    I’m up for all of the bits you’ve mentioned :-) Looking forward to it.

    I’ve just got back from a (sadly, rainy and gloomy) holiday, thinking I need a bit of a brain detox. So far this has meant banning my laptop, iPad and phone from the bedroom and replacing all of those alarms and ‘entertainment’ with a proper alarm clock and my Kindle. I’ve fallen asleep far better the last couple of nights. I hope to replace (at least some of) my lazy nights and rainy afternoons watching mindless telly with walks and whatnot.

  7. donna 17/09/2013 at 16:49 #

    loving it….I am IN!!!!!!!!

  8. Cheryl 17/09/2013 at 19:19 #

    Im in! ;)

    Great idea!

  9. Lucy 18/09/2013 at 19:59 #

    I’m in – if nothing else I’m keen to see if I do a bit more blogging as a result of the challenge!

  10. tu 20/09/2013 at 14:41 #

    Ooh, does that mean there are two days of summer left? (Dashes outside, lies down on lawn…. with all the slugs…)

  11. Anne-Marie 22/09/2013 at 08:51 #

    Last minute decision – I’m in!

  12. Muddling Along 24/09/2013 at 15:45 #

    What a cracking idea – late to the party (as ever…)


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