The Mind Cleanse: Protecting Your Mental Space

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Dear Readers:

In my last blog, I spoke about going on a cleanse and how good it made me feel to take control of my body and take good care of my organs.

Today, I would like to talk about a different kind of cleanse; one that benefits our spiritual and mental state. It’s an absolute fallacy that our environment doesn’t directly impact our internal health. The scattered papers, the endless bickering with family (and strangers), the unspoken concerns and the dozens of other little concerns that seep into our days are like small drops of poison. Indulge enough of these and they will create a toxic day that will leave you feeling some not-so-healthy side effects. From exhaustion and anxiety to higher cortisol levels and even depression, the impact can be scary.

Today, I want to challenge all of you to spend the next week identifying “toxic” areas of your life. I know this sounds a little negative, but the outcome can bring about one of the most positive changes you’ll ever experience.

If you notice a habit that’s not working towards better health, write it down and take some time to think about ways to change it. If that’s not possible, think of ways to change how you handle it or respond to it.

I would love to hear your thoughts.

Much love,

Jo