Feeling overwhelmed, cluttered and not your best self? These healthy detox your life tips will help you have 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 holistic health, it is important to routinely cleanse your life of trash and toxins from your inner and outer environments. When junk is kept to a minimum, your entire being is free to function better. You will have more vitality for pursuing what is important to you.
For long term positive effects, use a three-pronged approach to detox your life, inside and out. They are:
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 needs to be a routine part of living a healthy lifestyle.
Did you know that your home can be several times more polluted than the air outside. Much of that pollution comes from out-gassing carpets, furniture and building materials.
Environmental poisons also come from pesticides, herbicides, mold, and chemicals. You bring them into your home on non-organic fabric, chemical cleaning products and personal products, on your shoes and on your food.
All these poisons adversely affect your cells and make you susceptible to disease. They can be inhaled and absorbed through your skin.
Cleansing your home of toxins and clutter is good for mental and physical health. It is impossible to avoid the thousands of chemical 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.
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:
Your body, mind and spirit will thank you for doing a healthy home detox.
Do you have to jump on the body cleanse bandwagon? In a word, no. Does your body need to detoxify? Yes. Does it need your help? Yes and no. It needs you to provide the material it needs to get the job done, and to keep its job manageable. Then the body can handle cleansing on its own.
What you put in your body accidentally and on purpose makes detoxification a necessity. It has to detox from bad foods, alcohol, drugs, heavy metals, chemicals, medications, and metabolic wastes.
When you detoxify your life, make cleansing your mind an important and ongoing part of the process.
How can you tell if you need mental cleansing? Observe your overall thoughts, actions, financial management and relationships. Are they conducive to living and enjoying a healthy, happy life?
A toxic mind may be cluttered with negativity, angry thoughts that spill out as angry words, annoyances, guilt and stress. It might lead you to overspend on stuff you don't need and can't afford, cause low self-worth, or lead you to health-harming behaviors. It may churn and instigate conflict with others.
Mental and emotional toxicity build up as you react and make choices about what happens in your relationships, your job and your lifestyle. Your health, eating habits, lifestyle choices, and finances all affect you emotionally and mentally.
So do your negative self talk habits.
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There is an overlap between mental and spiritual detox. What you choose to call it or which category you put grudge holding, resentment, guilt, shame, and other emotions in is not important. What does matter is that you release emotions that create a toxic environment in your mind and spirit.
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 your ego beliefs are not aligned with spiritual truth, that is unhealthy. These beliefs and their resulting behaviors are epidemic and easy to spot. They result in causing harm to yourself and other human and non-human beings.
I believe it is on the level of spiritual cleansing and nurturing that the statement, "Heal yourself and you heal the world" is made manifest.
Habits that detoxify your life in mind, body, spirit and home are part of a holistic health plan that takes commitment, knowledge and discipline. It is not about perfection, but moving in a more positive direction.
Begin by asking yourself, "What is my greatest source of toxicity?" Do an inventory of your inner and outer spaces. What would you like to upgrade first?
In addition, it may be helpful to dedicate certain times of the year, such as spring to evaluate where and how you need to detox your life and take steps to make it happen.
Keep in mind that the best way to detox your life and promote holistic health and healing is to avoid inner and outer toxins whenever possible.
The next best way to detoxify your life is to fill your mind, body, spirit and home with what nurtures you. When you fill up with the good, it pushes out the bad and takes its place.
Support healthy detoxing by filling your body with nutritious, clean food. 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.
When you cleanse your life of what does not serve the highest good of you and others, and you bring in what nurtures and heals, the payoff is a healthier, happier life for yourself and all whose lives you touch.
page updated 06/2019