I just finished two months of cleansing with a really powerful herbal tea blend, along with my Joyous 10-day detox which I did longer than 10-days. I feel lighter, more joyous and ready for the next step -- 21 days of getting fitter and stronger, while eating clean -- more on that below.
While detoxing, I was thinking about spring cleaning my mind as well. I realize it's not officially Spring yet (I'm counting down the days), but I wanted to share some ways to spring clean your mind. I originally posted this back in 2010 and thought it was worth a re-post with a few tweaks.
Write every night
Write an entire page worth of a constant stream of consciousness for 7 nights in a row. Do not lift your pen, keep writing whatever thoughts come to mind for an entire page. This is different than a diary. Just let go and let the emotions flow through your heart and mind, right onto your paper.
It is the soul food for the mind and the spirit. I started my first yoga practice about 15 years ago. It not only changed my body, but also had a profound effect on my emotional wellness.
Write a letter
Write a letter to release feelings such as guilt, anger, frustration, jealousy. You dont have to worry about sugar-coating anything, because you are not actually going to send it to anybody. This is incredibly freeing.
Look for alternative methods of coping
When you feel down in the dumps, instead of drinking alcohol, stuffing it down with comfort food, watching a movie to get your mind off it, look at it in the face. How? Take a bath, meditate, go for a quiet walk. Allow the feelings to manifest and fully embrace them. Cry, yell, scream just allow whatever needs to happen, happen.
Lastly, write down this affirmation when going through an emotional detox and read it before bed or first thing in the morning: I have the courage to release toxic emotions in a positive and constructive manner. I possess the clarity of vision to renew and plan my future aspirations, so enabling me to move forward on lifes journey.
How do you spring clean your mind? Do you have any suggestions for our joyous health readers?