Cleansing Rituals that don’t involve food!

It seems like everyone’s on a cleanse these days. People are all over green juices, kale smoothies, detox waters – you name it – if it cleanses something, people are all over that.

How about a cleanse that betters your mind and soul? Doesn’t that sound indulging? Here are some ways that we recommend you get on the cleansing bandwagon… and it doesn’t even involve green food.

Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 6.30.16 pmMeditate, appreciate.
It’s all about that calm life. De-stress yourself by Meditating, whether that means you take classes, participate with a group of friends or just Meditate by yourself in peace and quiet. It gives you the chance to clear your mind and fully relax.

Scrub-a-dub!
Love your skin and give it its own cleanse. Look for a good body scrub or you could even make your own. Scrub and exfoliate away the impurities to reveal your polished skin. Scrub and feel refreshed!

DO sweat it.
Speaking of getting rid of impurities, sweat out the bad stuff. Get your heart rate up and sweat, sweat, sweat! It may sound gross now, but not only does this cleanse your pores from impurities, but it keeps you fit, healthy and oh-so-sexy.

Let it go, let it goooo!
Let. It. Go. Just let it all go. The bad vibes, the negativity, your past – whatever it is, there’s time for you to take a moment and release all that bad energy in your life. Remember that your mind and soul needs to be fed with positives too!

All about the positives, babe. Check out these posts.

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Written by Gold Soul blogger Alissa Recil.
She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia.
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T.G.I.F. 7 Fun and Exciting Ways to Enjoy the Weekend

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Thank the lord it’s Friday..finally! I don’t know about you guys but I like the weekend. You can sleep in duh! Plus it’s the time you can go hang with your girls and relax after a long week’s worth of bills, worrying about the next move, work or guy drama. So to start this weekend off right let’s be positive and enjoy ourselves while we’re young. You only live once right? But that doesn’t mean to not take care of ourselves and our bodies.

If you haven’t read the last blog post, then go HERE and check it out for dope beats to soundtrack your life this weekend. (I know. A bit cheesy) Keep it PG for all minors ok! But the music will have you feeling some type of way until that dreadful Monday morning wake up call. In the mean time, IT”S FRIDAY!! (Drink at a healthy pace. No drinking and driving ladies and gents.)

 

1. Go Dancing

And no, I don’t mean go clubbing..which you can totally do, try something different and sign up for a fun hip hop dance class. This is a great way to get in shape and goof around at the same time. Dancing is a lot more cardio than you think. It’ll have you sweating in no time. You hardly even realize you’re working out. Trust me, I just took a hip hop class over this last weekend and fell in love. I found the exercise that will work for me! Classes tend to be pretty cheap as well. You can go alone or convince friends to tag along with you. Guilt them if you have to.(video from Janelle Ginestra’s channel)

2. Schedule an impromptu photo shoot with friends

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from Indulgy.com

 

Do you, a friend or someone you know have a camera? Then get a group together and organize a last-minute photo shoot. It’ll be fun and no one has to ever see these pictures if you don’t want. They will be fun to look at while at work for a quick laugh or to hold blackmail against a friend. Drinks can always be added.  Insert evil laugh here 

3. Go to a Drive-in Movie Theatre

from www.daytrippingmom.com
from http://www.daytrippingmom.com

I used to go see movies at drive-ins all of the time when I was younger. They are fun and you can make a cool trip out of them. You can take blankets, chairs and sneak snacks into the outside theaters (the concessions there are hella expensive lol) You also get to watch two movies for the price of one! Can’t beat that. This could be a chance to snuggle up close to a guy or girl you’ve been crushing on if you invite friends and make a group and make something special out of it. And if you don’t live close to one try making your own drive in. If you’re really lazy then just stay in and have a Netflix night, no harm in that either.

4. Throw a Pinterest Party!

from www.stampington.com
from http://www.stampington.com

If you’re like me then you have at least a dozen boards on Pinterest full of things you keep saying that you’ll try. Wether it’s the fitness board that you’ve added hundreds of pins to but haven’t started really looking at or that DIY crafts board that you were so excited about months ago, try them now. Right Now! This weekend with friends. Blast music while doing them and watch how much fun you’ll be having…you won’t even remember why you hadn’t tried this before. Add drinks if you want *wink wink

5. Iron Chef “Healthy version” contest…or not

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from http://www.freebachelorettegames.com

Invite friends (guys, girls or both) for some fun and food! You can even make it into a battle of the sexes. Cook out of the items in your kitchen (make sure to stock up on food) or better yet have the friends bring some treats with them and get creative with the dishes. Try sticking to the healthier side if you can. Or at least drink water…or something else..

6. Go To an Open Mic Night/Karaoke Bar  

from blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com
from blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com

Theres bound to be some sort of talent in your town. Or at the very least it’ll be a fun night filled with laughs. You can laugh and crack jokes at the people brave or drunk enough to get up and sing. Did I mention there’s usually no cover and drinks? It may turn out to be an unforgettable night.

7. Try a dating app/site

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from features.en.softonic.com

Ok, you guys and girls know you’ve wanted to try it but you haven’t because you think it’s too weird and only for “old people who can’t find someone”. You would be so wrong. You never really know until you try. There’s no harm in trying. There are some pretty cool ones out there such as:

Apps/sites

Tinder

 

Coffee meets Bagel

OkCupid.com

Badoo

Zoosk

Meet Me:)

Match.com

Moco

DateHookup

POF (plenty of fish)

Dating DNA free

Skout

…These are some of the cooler dating outlets to try opposed to regular meeting,dating,etc. Don’t knock it until you it. I’m currently trying out Tinder and I’ve tried OkCupid as well as C.M.B. before. Take a chance and none of your friends have to find out if you don’t want them to and feel that embarrassed about it. You aren’t the only ones having a hard time finding that special someone. Trust.

Have a great weekend and comment below telling about your weekends. #goldsoulla

XOXOXO

-Porschia 😉