Most of the people believe that a busy life is actually a happy life, but that’s far from the truth. There are some advantages of the modern lifestyle over the previous way of living, but it also causes a lot of stress and health problems that prevail in many countries. We have a lot of cool stuff, but almost no time to enjoy it. There are more doctors but less health. There is more food but less nutrition. I could go on and on but you understand what I want to say.
There are countless detox methods for your body on the internet, but not many people are aware of the fact that the soul needs detoxing too. Modern living can be difficult for the spirit to carry it out, so you have to do a cleanse once in a while. In this article we will talk about some soul detox methods that will bring back your positive way of thinking and will lighten your spiritual load as well.
HERE ARE 10 SOUL DETOX METHODS:
GET RID OF NEGATIVE PEOPLE FROM YOUR LIFE
Toxic people always prioritize their own interests before everyone else’s. They are not able or simply don’t want to understand what the other person wants to say or how they really feel. They don’t want to take responsibility for their behavior, they never have true friends, they never admit when they’ve done something wrong and will never change no matter what you do. If there is a person in your life who makes you feel anxious, depressed or affects your self-esteem, you should immediately put an end to that relationship. Your soul needs only people who can make you happy!
CLEAR OUT CLUTTER
Physical clutter has been proven to lead to stress and anxiety. The most effective way to detox your soul is to limit your possessions and keep only those things that you really need. The moment you establish a clean living and working space, the clutter will start to fade away too.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
According to a recent study, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Instead of drinking water, people are used to drinking sugary, carbonated drinks that increase the sugar level in their body and increase dehydration too. The positive effects of drinking a gallon of water are countless. You will improve your digestive health, increase your energy, balance gut bacteria, clear your skin etc. This will improve your overall health and at the same time will give your soul just the boost it needs.
EAT HEALTHY FOOD
When we eat unhealthy food, we don’t just harm our body but we harm our mind and spirit too. Healthy diet improves the function of our body and mind. We all need the proper nutrients so that we can survive, and the fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts are the best source of all the vitamins and minerals our body needs. Eating healthy foods will help you feel better physically, mentally and spiritually too.
Meditation offers countless benefits too. In short, meditation is as good for our spiritual health as fruits and vegetables for our physical health. It can decrease blood pressure and heart rate, improve relationships, help you increase your concentration, calm you down and even enhance your compassion for others. These are just a few benefits, but they should be more than enough to make you meditating. All of us can afford 5-10 a day to sit in silence, focus on our breathing and stop thinking about life for a bit. This will do wonders for your soul!
Nowadays the fast-paced way of life makes us forget that we should take care of ourselves a lot more than we actually do. With millions of responsibilities throughout the day we barely have enough time just to sit and catch our breath. But if you want to free your mind from all of life’s stress, you need to treat yourself from time to time. Go ahead, do what makes you happy, eat that extra slice of cake or give some extra money for a massage, you really deserve it!
TURN OFF YOUR PHONE
We all know that technology use brings more harm than good to the quality of our lives. People talk to each other less and scroll through (mostly) useless information on social networks. Technology is made to help and improve our lives, and it can really do that, only if we learn how to use it properly. Kids, for instance, prefer playing on their tablets or watching cartoons over playing outside with their friends. Couples sit in restaurants, eat their food and instead of talking they stare in their phones. Parents spend their free time in scrolling through Facebook instead of playing with their kids. All these things have become a serious problem and it has been proven that overuse of technology causes depression and anxiousness.
Control the desire to check your Fcebook every 5 minutes and limit the technology use throughout the day. You will be more present in the moment and you will improve your spiritual and mental health too.
Even though all of us know about the incredible benefits of exercise, still not many of us practice it. Physical activity can help you free up your mind which will improve your spiritual health too. With a simple search on the internet you can find so many different types of exercise – all you need to do is choose one that works for you.
FIND A JOB THAT FULFILLS YOU
According to a recent study, 70% of the Americans don’t like their jobs, but keep working at them anyway. The main reason why people continue working at jobs they hate is, of course, the bills that need to be paid every single month. However, we have to think open-mindedly, we have to take courage and change as many jobs as we need until we find that perfect job that fulfills us. You don’t live forever so you have to do your best to make the most of our time while we are here and be brave enough to do what we really love.
NATURE’S POSITIVE VIBRATIONS
Nature is real and true – the man’s creations around it are not! People are created to live in natural surroundings, that’s why the creations made by man are not able to give as much peace and calmness as nature does. Use your free time to take a walk in nature – it will bring benefits both to your mind and your soul too.