Take Out the Garbage


Nutritionists often teach the value of detoxification.  Detoxification eliminates build-up of toxins in the body.  Toxins can lead to the breakdown of the general health of individuals. Detoxing is a natural process, but with the aid of eating the appropriate foods, the body is dispelled of certain toxins and replenished.

On these lines, I find it necessary to detox from worldly or societal toxins. At times, I pull away from watching news events or watching certain television shows in efforts not to allow my mind and spirit to be contaminated with certain feelings that are associated with what I view.  If I am in certain environments where bickering, gossiping, or “drama” often occurs, I either avoid them if possible, or I remove myself from them. Someone I know recently decided to detox from social media.

We should look at our life to determine what we are feeding our thoughts.  Are we feeding our thoughts what we do not desire or what we desire? Are we a part of the problem or the solution? Are our conversations with others more about the things we are afraid of are more about the things we will like to see happen?

I consider this assessment as mental health detoxification. It is similar to taking out the garbage. I do not want negativity to contaminate my thoughts or influence the way I see life and others when I have some control of the situation.  Beside, our thoughts affect our health and well-being more than we realize.

Consider trying a 7-day detox like others consider one for their health. We can start by changing how we speak, listen, and react. Then, we should consider making a positive change or a step in the right direction as a lifestyle.

It’s worth a try. You are what you eat. You are also what you think.

(As a man thinketh so is he)

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