Detox Your Life-Tips for Body Mind and Home

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Feeling overwhelmed, cluttered, unhealthy or not your best self? Detox your life for a fresh start. Clearing toxins and clutter from mind, body and home is more important than ever in today's stressful, chemical world. 

For optimum health, routine body and mental detox needs to be an integrated part of living a healthy lifestyle. That means cleaning out mental garbage, clutter and toxins in your living environment, and reducing the toxic load on your body. When mental and physical toxins are kept to a minimum, your entire being is free to function better and have more vitality for pursuing what is important to you.

There is more to detoxing than cleansing your body. For long term positive effects, use a three-pronged approach to detox your life, inside and out. Remove mental and physical toxins, provide support for your natural detoxification systems, and bring nurturing and healing substances into your inner and outer environments.

Toxins that stress your body, mind and spirit come in many forms. Physical poisons from pesticides, herbicides, chemicals, drugs, medicine and metabolic processes directly compromise the health of  your cells. They make you susceptible to disease and make you feel less than your best.  

As surely as toxins affect your body, negative thoughts, beliefs and behaviors poison your mental health by creating unhappiness and stress.  Realize that as a whole being, a toxic body affects your mental states just as surely as a distressed mind compromises your physical health. That is why detoxing your life is a regular part of living a healthy lifestyle.


Detoxify Your Home and Environment

Ridding your home of toxins and clutter is good for mental and physical health. Thousands of harmful toxins are contaminating our air, water and food supply. It is impossible to avoid toxins in our modern world, but you can limit exposure in your home and personal environment.

We all need to do our part to minimize an already bad problem if we want to get healthy and stay healthy. Our very survival depends on it. 

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Make a commitment to practice eco-friendly living habits that fit in with your lifestyle. Even small changes add up to a big difference. The great thing about cleansing personal environment is that you can accomplish a great deal by making swaps instead of just having to develop new habits. For example:

  • Purchase non-toxic household cleaners instead of your old toxic varieties.
  • Replace cookware coated with chemicals with safe cookware.

Tips for detoxing your space:

  • Refuse to poison your yard (and ultimately your air and water supply) to kill a few weeds. Keep pets and children off yards with chemicals.
  • Air out your home often, especially when renovating or bringing in new furniture, which takes years to out gas. Indoor pollution in airtight homes is much worse than outdoors.
  • Detox your life of anything in your personal space that harms your body and mind. This includes foods, chemicals, TV shows, music, and substances. Replace them with nurturing and supportive images and substances.
  • Declutter your home and personal spaces. Donate or sell what is still useful. Clutter creates an undercurrent of stress.
  • Have a few things you love and enjoy looking at in your space.

All the cells in your body will function better when you detox your life by reducing your exposure to chemicals. 

Detoxify Your Body

What you put in your bodies accidentally and on purpose make detoxification a necessity. Your body needs to detox from a variety of substances including bad foods, alcohol, drugs, heavy metals, chemicals, medications, and metabolic wastes.

There are several ways to detoxify your body and different reasons for doing so. 

  • The body has natural body detoxification channels that store or eliminate toxins. You naturally and continuously detoxify your body through your lungs, skin, liver and organs of elimination. One of the very best ways to support your physical health is to reduce incoming toxins and provide nutritional support so these systems can do their jobs. 
  • Healthy organic food, limiting unnecessary drug use, quitting smoking, and keeping chemical products off your body and out of your personal space will greatly reduce your toxic load. It is easier to keep toxins out than to get them out once they are stored in your body.
  • An added bonus of limiting chemicals might be weight loss. New research shows that xenoestrogens, found in soft plastics and many other products are obesogens that cause weight gain while making it more difficult to lose weight. 
  • Healthy colon cleanses and herbal cleanses for specific organ systems may help you detoxify your body by supporting and stimulating organs of elimination.

Emotional and Mental Detox

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When you detox your life, mental detox is just as important as detoxing your body. 

How can you tell if you need a mental detox? Your overall thoughts, actions, financial management and relationships are not conducive to living and enjoying a healthy, happy life.  Your mind may be cluttered with toxic negativity, angry thoughts that spill out as angry words, annoyances, guilt and stress. This may manifest as overspending on stuff you don't need and can't afford, a churning mind, and conflict with others. 

Mental and emotional toxicity build up as you react and make choices about what happens in your relationships and your job. Your health, your diet and lifestyle choices, and your finances all affect you emotionally and mentally. So do your negative self talk habits.

Tips for mental detoxing:

  • Take control of your mental and emotional health. Take full responsibility for your thoughts, beliefs, responses and reactions. This is the first step in shifting them. 
  • Zap tolerations -those clutter piles, dirty windows, unspoken needs, unsatisfying relationships and everything else you put up. Tolerations drain your energy, steal your joy, and keep you stressed. Challenge yourself to zap a few changeable annoyances and see how good you feel. 
  • Reduce and eliminate bad-feeling emotions and thoughts. This serves as a mind-body detox. As a result of purging toxic head trash, your outlook on life will improve, your relationships will likely improve, and your mind and body will be spared the constant stress those thoughts and emotions produce. 

Spiritual Detox

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There is an overlap between mental and spiritual detox and what you choose to call it is not important. Grudge holding, resentment, and guilt could fall into either or both categories. An example of spiritual toxicity is trying to force yourself to believe and live according to religious teachings that don't align with your true beliefs. Likewise, when you egoic beliefs and behaviors don't align with spiritual truth, that is also toxic.

Spiritual ways to detox your life:

  • Tend to your spiritual health and well-being. Learn and discern spiritual truth and aim to live by it.
  •  Forgiveness may just be the most important way you detox your life. It heals and frees your spirit and your whole being. Tune in the next time you feel resentment or bitterness. Notice how it poisons your mind, body and spirit. Let the past go.
  • Practice the  ho'oponopono prayer when you find yourself in judgment and lack of acceptance of self, others and circumstances. 
  • Cultivate inner peace with the help of the personal peace process. Then you are much less reactive and affected by toxic situations. 
  • Release what keeps your spirit small, limited, separate, and in pain.

Detox your life in body, mind, spirit and environment for health and well-being.

This is an on-going process. Detoxifying your life takes commitment and discipline. Ask yourself where your source of greatest toxicity is and begin there.

The best way to detox your life and promote holistic health and healing is to avoid mental and physical toxins whenever possible. Encourage natural healthy body detoxification by avoiding toxins and taking in vital nutrients on a regular basis. Fill your mind and spirit with a steady diet of positive, nurturing thoughts. Keep your home and environment clean, healthy, orderly, and pleasing to your senses. 

The payoff is a healthier, happier life.

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