Updated: Aug 13, 2021
I am a firm believer that nutrition goes beyond what foods we consume. That's why I chose Holistic nutrition which looks at many different areas of an individual to make sure they feel nourished in all aspects. One area of focus is our mindset, this area is crucial to supporting all other areas of your healing journey. It can be difficult these days to feel like our minds aren't constantly racing and fixated on the experiences around us. Here are 5 things you can try to detox from the constant bombarding distractions that can put stress on your mindset.
1. Go outside
Getting out of your head and into your body can be done with a simple change of scenery. You don't even have to travel far from your neighborhood to gain many benefits like vitamin D, getting your heart rate a little alleviate by walking, and assisting with digestion by getting things moving,
2. AirPlane Mode
Our phones are amazing tools but sometimes it's best to put them away or on airplane mode for at least 30 minutes to an hour. This can be done right before you go to bed if you work in the daytime. The fear of missing something important like a text or a call that needs your Immediate attention is often really just a fearful thought and not a reality. To ease into this you can always send a text letting people know you won't be by your phone for 30 minutes to an hour. Instead during that time do something that you love or that relaxes you.
3. Meditation and Breath-work
Meditation and Breath-work are such powerful tools. The great thing is we have access to multiple sources to learn how to start meditating. Youtube has beginner level to intermediate level as well as apps like HeadSpace, Calm, and Mimi Method. I have even started to offer meditation and breath-work videos for this amazing community on my youtube channel Jtakesonra. Allowing your body time to relax and take deep nourishing breaths can totally give you a new outlook on the day ahead or can help create a comforting calm environment before bed.
Journaling is simple yet so powerful. I know sometimes it can be hard to think of what to write but let it flow with automatic writing. Automatic writing is writing anything that comes into your mind at any moment it doesn't have to make sense with what was previously written. Just give yourself 5 minutes to start off just writing anything that comes up. There is also journal prompts that you can find on Pinterest, youtube, or google. Giving yourself time to write things down can allow you to be present during that time and less distracted by the world around you.
5. Sing, Dance and Play
Singing, dancing, and enjoying play all honor your inner child the part of you that is so present and ignited with creativity and curiosity. All of these activities can be as light-hearted as you would like them to be or as in-depth as you would like. The key is to get you into the present moment and to enjoy yourself.
Well, there you have 5 ways to detox your mind and enjoy yourself. There are many more ways to do this and can't wait to hear about all the ways you have been able to detox your mind from the constant busy world we live in.