Mental Detox before the New Year

 

MentalDetoxWe’re almost there!  This year has taught me a lot. I’m grateful for all things learned, gained, and lost. I think this year I battled more with self than any year of my life. It seems as though the more self-aware I was becoming, the more struggle presented itself. One thing for sure, if you pray for something be prepared to go through what it takes to get there. You can’t really know what lover you want until you’ve had a horrible lover. You can’t really know what kind of friend you need until you’ve had a bad friend. The only true way to figure you out is to go through things. Sometimes the rain comes before the sunshine, but always remember the sun will eventually come out.

As the New Year approaches a lot of us will start making New Year’s Resolutions to follow a diet or detox. We’ll commit to cutting out things like sugar, carbs, etc. However, I think a quick mental detox before we start the New Year will be helpful in making sure we are entering into 2019 with the correct mindset. Once the new year starts we can take on the full challenge. I learned about the 7-day mental diet from another blogger written by Emmet Fox, The Seven Day Mental Diet: How to Change Your Life in a Week a spiritual leader of the 20th century.

When we go through hardships they usually come with negative thoughts and have the ability to get you down emotionally. With the mental diet, you can learn how to replace those thoughts with encouragement to choose your thoughts carefully. To improve it is essential to focus on a mental diet, a detox to rid thoughts that won’t lead you to peace and happiness within your life.

Starting with your mind you can positively influence the progress of any other New Year’s resolutions or goals you want to accomplish. A 7-day mental diet is a start of creating a habit that causes for better thought selection and control which can serve you well in all areas of your life. If you’re ready to make the commitment to challenge yourself for 7 days, follow the steps below. Also, be sure to check out the pamphlet by Emmet Fox.

  1. For seven days you must not dwell on negative thoughts or emotions.
  2. Replace negative thoughts by shifting your focus.
  3. Love yourself through this entire mental diet.

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Quick tips for success:

  1. Meditate. Meditation is a tool used to train yourself to have better thought control. It is a way to not allow your thoughts to control you, but rather you control the thoughts and choose which ones will influence you. You can also meditate on positive thoughts, things and events that make you happy. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to become aware of your thoughts:
  • Are these thoughts true? How can I change my perspective?
  • Are these the thoughts I would like to choose to be thinking?
  • Are these thoughts serving me well?
  • Are these thoughts contributing to peace? What thoughts could I be thinking instead?
  1. Engage in Positivity. Take time throughout the day to focus on things that are inspirational and motivational. Some examples may include:
  • Listening to uplifting music or podcasts.
  • Reading inspirational quotes.
  • Reading books that inspire or motivate you.
  • Engaging in groups that are uplifting and encouraging.

 

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Let’s start the New Year with less worry and more excitement for what 2019 has to offer. I look forward to blogging more in the New Year. Since I am also starting the year off with the 7 day challenge as well as a food detox. I’m hoping to have a more focused mind and a fit body! Until next time friends, be kind to yourself!

be kind to you

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