We have all been raised to believe that a busy life is a happy life, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The modern lifestyle does have its advantages over previous ways of living, but it also contributes to the stress and health crisis prevalent in many countries. We have more stuff, but less time to enjoy it. We have more doctors, but less health. It’s time to detox.You de-clutter your home, booting all the things you don’t need from your space. But when do you take the time to cleanse your mind and soul?
Even in the most difficult circumstances, we can focus on a single moment that provides a reason to be joyful. As you become aware of the moment by being more mindful, you begin to connect with your inner self, and this helps to energize your soul with essential nourishment to counterbalance any negative emotions that you may be feeling.
To rejuvenate our physical, emotional and spiritual selves, it is important to truly appreciate and celebrate this short life we have by learning to live in the moment. Being mindful and being present is the only way to enjoy life to the fullest.
8 signs you might need a spiritual detox :
1.You find yourself scrolling through your news feed seeking negativity. Misery loves company
2.Your friends don’t want to be around you.
3.Your heart hurts. Or worse, it doesn’t. You are numb.
4.Happy people piss you off. You don’t even want to hear the word “joy.”
5.You don’t sleep well. You’re having bad dreams and catch yourself grinding your jaw. A lot.
6.You shy away from prayer, meditation, anything inspirational.
7.You are bored—all the time.
8 You can’t even remember the last time you took a walk, watched the sunset or sunrise, walked barefoot in the grass, or felt the summer breeze on your face.
If you’e established you’re in need of a spiritual cleanse, here are a few ways to do it. Do these things with compassion and above all else, be kind to yourself.
We are all doing the best we can, and everyone wants to be happy and free from suffering:
1.Make meditation a hobby and ingrain it into your daily life.
2.It doesn’t matter if it’s on sand or the footpath, a few minutes outdoors, enjoying fresh air is one way to help improve your mental health, and simply brighten your mood.
3.An evening (or sometimes a few days) away from the day-to-day, lock step routine will rejuvenate the mind and provide a necessary change of pace, scenery, diet and timetable. Of course, spending time with friends not only changes your mood, but also helps you recharge and take your mind off all of life’s noise.
4.Take a necessary break from all of life’s demands and rest up. Learn to say “no,” and to make sure you’re getting enough rest. Power down technology and unplug when bedtime approaches and try methods like aromatherapy and bubble baths to help get your mind and body ready for rest.
5.Exercise is good rehab for the body and soul—you may even lose a few centimetres or kilograms in the process!
6.Read more! Always have books by your bed, in the bathroom, in your purse, and in your car. Read whenever you are bored to fill that time with a meaningful and enriching activity. Choose spiritual and uplifting books.
7.Let go of the past, Cut all emotional ties to past failures and relationships that bring you down. Move on and focus on your bright future!
8.Forgive all the people who have wronged you, Have a fresh start with them or completely cut them out of your life. Don’t deal with the negativity anymore.
9.Cry your heart out, Let out all the tears at once. This is very cathartic!
10.Do anything you’re passionate about, Take up a hobby, sport, or craft that you enjoy. I like to write poetry, play Scrabble, and go bowling. Engaging in these activities is incredibly rewarding and rejuvenating because it is “Me Time” that I deserve.
11.Kindness is a drug, When you extend, witness, or receive an act of kindness, your body releases serotonin. As cliché as it may sound, practice a random act of kindness. You’ll feel great in doing so.
12.When you feel down, it can be helpful to find the things you enjoy about others and offer that feedback liberally. It’s important to remember that the things we see in others are also reflections of ourselves. Find a way to connect with and uplift someone and you’ll feel better almost instantly.
13.Start over, Not happy with your life? Then get a new job, change homes, take a class, or end your relationship. Don’t get stuck in a rut.
14.See a therapist, Talk over your issues with an expert to help release stress.
Of course the right food, exercise and healthy lifestyle changes will rejuvenate your body, strengthen your heart, and revitalize your mind. However, gaining an understanding of our emotions and learning how to live soulfully and spiritually in the moment are also essential to heart health.