Though We have miles to go in terms of learning what it means to take care of our bodies, we are even further behind on how
to take care of our minds. Our brains construct our experiences and there are so many factors that alter and shift our perspectives that are completely in our control but totally out of our awareness. Here, a few things you can do to detox your mind, deprogram and wipe the slate clean now and again. Following are 18 ways in which a person can detox the mind and make room for better things.
1.Trvel to assimilate culture. Alter your base-point concept of “normal.” What it will show you is how many behaviors/values/beliefs you have unconsciously adopted from your surroundings ( and ways you can change them).
2. Create physical solutions for emotional problems. People default on the idea that one emotion will cancel out or fix another. If you are upset, seek a high to eliminate it. But negative emotions are just called to action that being ignored through a little mental gymnastics and a lot of justification, Detoxing your mind is letting go of emotion high in place of creating actual solutions.
3. know that emotional toxicity is born of mental resistance. listed if trying to create a certain emotional experience.
4. Identify your tethers. The Problems that are in from of you are actually behind you: they are cracks in your foundation that are holding you back. stop trying to dismantle symptoms; go back and identify the causes.
5. Go for a long drive and let yourself get lost. Drive through neighborhoods you never would have known existed.
See how other people live. See them come home from work and what their living rooms look like from the outside. It will comfort you in that you will realize how small you are in a more practical way than just staring at the ocean. You don’t know what you don’t know.
6. Rearrange your furniture. Your brain constructs your experiences through props and signals that those props fire off. you are continual. subconsciously triggering negative or stagnant associations because of how your brain processes your surroundings- change how you think, change what you feel.
7. Do a Mental purge. Just write down whatever weird thoughts continually, cross your mind of the little incoherent bits that are clogging your head. Just getting them out will give you relief.
8. Restructure your digital life. It’s not realistic(or desirable to lot of people) to be forever disconnected, but it’s also not realistic to keep things that don’t serve you positively in you social feeds and expect it not to affect you.
9. Notice your unconscious movements. Notice your feet walking and how you are not deciding yo ligy each one up and forward and yet because your mind said, “Okay, self lets get to this point today,” you began to go. Consider your morning intentions similarly.
10. Cleanse your space emotionally. Consider the emotional attachment you have to the things you keep around you. Did you buy those clothes to someone you’re not?
Do you have decor around your apartment that you got during a particularly crappy time in your life? Let those
things go, but decide what to let go by thinking about what they make you feel.
11. Place yourself. Make a chart with three columns and on the left write everything you feel you’ve
accomplished in your life and the middle writes down what your daily life entails and then on the right put what those consistent habits will lead to what you hope to do in the future. It helps you focus on the big picture; getting lost
in minutiae usually causes people anxiety.
12. Shift your physical position every time you start falling back into toxic thought cycles. This basically creates a new experience for your body and refocuses you in the moment( and it’s simple enough to do at your desk at work)
13. Stretch your brain. Pick up a book on something that interests you and learn more about it. Look at research on something you have a theory about.
14. Reevaluate the extent of your connected disconnectedness. if the bulk of your relationships happen digitally (that are not long distance) and you have not had a conversation in person without being interrupted by a phone in a long enough time , evaluate how much you are prioritizing people in your life, and realize that screens>people is basically the best way to create an extremely anxious lifestyle for yourself.
15. Identify what your addictions are keeping you distracted from. Most things people struggle with are addictions in some form: a thing you keep doing though you don’t really want to. Understand that addiction is a disconnection from yourself, and a disconnection from yourself is born of something present that you (think) you can’t face.
16. Learn to let “good enough” not be the opposite of perfect. If there is one thing that will give you the most mental-emotional relief it is in letting food enough be good enough.
17. Dismantle the parts of your life that are solely performative. The thing is that most of what clogs our minds is all the
the unnecessary effort we put into constructing a life that seems a little more palatable, a little more noble, a little better than someone else’s (so therefore good enough) But it accomplishes the opposite of what we intend: We place ourselves further from a genuinely happy experience (which is in accepting that life is small and simple and more than enough)
through grandiose ideas and attachments that end up making us into characters, not people.
18. Write down what you hate about other people. This is what you need to change about yourself/ your life( but are resisting too much to actually do something about). Know that it’s often not a surface-level issue: You don’t hate your annoying neighbor because she always bothers other people for lunch, you hate her because she acts as though she’s
desperate for love and you feel that way too but avoid it because you think it’s embarrassing. This is a cheat sheet to see what’s actually wrong in your life. It’s important because completely understanding the problem is the same thing as knowing the solution. If you don’t know what to do, you don’t know what’s wrong. If you don’t know what’s wrong, its because some part of you is resisting seeing it.