While people often associate detoxing with clean eating, I look at it as an opportunity to make changes in every aspect of your life. Detoxing can be the process of removing things and people from your life that negatively impact your physical and mental health and allows you to begin with a clean slate. It’s not uncommon for your mind to become clouded or life to slightly lose balance, it’s probably just time for a cleanse or hitting the reset button as I like to call it. Learn six simple ways to detox your life below!
Which Areas of Your Life Could Use A Good Detox? Write Them Down!
One of the first steps to fixing a problem is to identify what that problem is. As mentioned in several articles, I am an advocate for writing things down or brain dumping. It helps me to better process my thoughts and emotions and to transform them into goals — like, “here’s the problem and here’s how I’m going to fix it.” It’s the perfect way to start the detoxing process.
Declutter & Clean Your Living Space
I don’t know about you, but I can barely think straight when my house is a mess. Not only is decluttering and cleaning your living space a great way to detox your life but to also simplify it. Living and navigating within a clean and organized house is an indescribable and underrated feeling. You experience less stress and anxiety, more inner peace, and improved health habits, like better sleep.
Remove Toxic People From Your Life
As difficult as this may be sometimes, saying good-bye to unhealthy relationships is probably one of the most effective ways to detox your life. Speaking from experience, it’s almost unbelievable how much of your energy can be drained by one person, so imagine the turmoil when you allow this behavior from multiple people. Unfortunately, the removal process does not exclude the people you love. With that being said, it doesn’t make walking away from them the easiest thing to do. However, you owe it to yourself and your sanity to let them go or at least set boundaries. Also, keep in mind that toxic people are not limited to only being a significant other. It can also be family and friends.
Take A Social Media Hiatus
I can’t even begin to explain how much clearer my mind and spirit get when I take a break from social media. I am currently on a hiatus and it’s been wonderful. However, I am no stranger to this tactic as a way to clear my head. At the beginning of 2017, I took a two-month hiatus from social media. I mean, not only did I become more attuned with life in front of me, but I was happier. I kept mentioning how good it felt to be “out of the loop” and not know what everyone else was doing. It allowed me to focus on me!
Change Your Diet
Unhealthy eating habits can heavily impact your physical and mental health, so I recommend switching up your diet as a way to detoxify your life and body. Whenever I find myself indulging in some not so great food choices, I like to spend a couple of days flushing my system with refreshing lemon water or I may heat up a mug of detox tea. This is also the perfect time to start adding more fruits and veggies to your diet!
Develop a self-care routine.
If you think about it, this entire post is dedicated to self-care. However, there are different levels and forms of self-care. Pampering yourself can be a great way to relax your mind as well as your body. When I feel overwhelmed and a bit disheveled, one of the first things I want to do is do a skincare routine and soak in a nice hot bath, which really helps me to mentally and physically relax.