For many of us, our lives are so wildly out of balance that we can't even remember what it feels like to be calm, peaceful, and clearheaded. To help you gain this vital experience, I created a "3-day rejuvenation therapy" that will slow you down enough to experience peace, rest, and a taste of balance.
This plan is meant to completely structure a 72-hour period so you can experience firsthand the benefits of Creation Health. Some have called it a lifestyle detox weekend. I believe that you will see immediate benefits from doing it. Detailed instructions for planning and experiencing this 72-hour period can be found in chapter 11 of The CREATION Health Breakthrough. But here are some highlights that you can use now.
Before you go:
Choose a place to stay where you can have plenty of quiet time to relax, read, write, reflect, and feel at peace. Ideally, it should be a place where you can get out into nature.
Your food choices are an integral part of this weekend. Plan to eat primarily fresh fruits and vegetables with as little processed food as possible. Either bring your food or make sure there are options available nearby for healthy dining.
Bring inspirational reading that will help you grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Bring a journal or pad of paper to take notes.
While you're there:
Rise early every day and take a brisk walk outdoors for 30 to 45 minutes. The first five minutes should be a slow walk to warm up. The last five minutes should be a slow walk to cool down.
After exercising, spend 10 to 15 minutes stretching the major muscle groups of your body.
Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water throughout the day. Minimize or eliminate any other beverage.
Spend two hours every morning and two hours every afternoon reading about how to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Journal your thoughts on the readings and how they can help you grow personally.
Take a 30- to 60-minute "power nap" sometime during the afternoon. Even if you cannot sleep, enjoy the time by closing your eyes and resting peacefully.
Write a personal mission statement that describes your vision and values. This mission statement can be used as a guide in the daily decisions you make.
Enjoy some evening fun time by participating in a personal hobby, an activity, or recreational reading you enjoy.
When you return:
Start acting on the goals and mission statement you wrote, and enjoy a more balanced life.