Do you ever feel like you don’t want to get out of bed? Or maybe you feel drained or like you have too much on your plate?
Have you heard the saying from an old commercial that said, “Calgon take me away” and you want it to take you away?
You’re not alone!
Relieve yourself of the guilt of trying to live up to unrealistic expectations.
You can only do what you can do!
We hear so much about detoxifying your body but have you ever thought about a mind and emotional detox? We have so much to fill our minds, that it never rests. Have you been there? Are you there?
We all encounter so much on a daily basis that we don’t realize or even aware what it’s doing to our mind and emotions. Do you find yourself tossing and turning at night or feeling tired, grouchy, emotional or even depressed?
The reason could be that you are allowing everything to build up in your mind. I do know that there are things or circumstances that we can’t control.
We can be mindful of what we think and how we let it affect us.
You can not have a positive life with a negative mind or attitude.
What can you do about it?
MIND AND EMOTIONAL DETOX
Start by setting an INTENTION:
If you don’t intend on doing something, most of the time it doesn’t get done.
We get so busy that we forget to pray and talk to God about it, and then that opens ourselves up for the enemy to have a field day with us mentally, physically and emotionally.
Give it to God! Don’t play tug of war with God. Don’t give it to him and try to pull back to you. He wants it! Believe me, I know it’s easier said than done.
A good cry! It can release a lot. When is the last time you shut yourself in the bathroom and had a good cry? It has a way of releasing. It can help!
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
2. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
When you become overly tired, exhausted and anxious, it shows up physically as well.
What can you do?
•Make yourself rest.
•Fill your mind with other things: read, watch your favorite movie or TV show. Listen to Inspirational music.
•Get outside in the sun. Lack of sunshine can reduce our Vitamin D levels and it can have an impact on our moods. We need sunshine! If you feel emotional or depressed, give it a try.
•Move your body. Get the blood flowing. Go for a walk, exercise, do yoga, painting, gardening, anything to get you moving.
3. DECLUTTER NOT JUST YOURSELF BUT YOUR SPACE
Your surroundings have an effect on your mental state.
A good place to start is by cleaning up your space.
Take steps to put things away, clean and declutter your space, it just makes you feel better. Burn a candle or use essential oils. Good smells can help.
4. TAKE A BREAK FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media is a bittersweet thing. It’s great, it keeps you in touch with family and friends but it’s also like photoshop. It makes everything look a lot better than it actually is. Social Media can make you feel like your not good enough, pretty enough, have enough…
5. SAY NO
It’s ok to say “no” or to miss an event and not have a reason for it. “No” is a sentence. You don’t have to have a reason.
YOU CAN’T DO IT ALL!
Take care of yourself. You can’t take care of others if you don’t take care of yourself.
Take one day at a time!!
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29 NIV
Enjoying the simple life,
I am no doctor or professional, if you think that you are depressed or have a problem please seek professional help.