Detoxing is all the rage in today’s the society. Every pill potion and diet shake claims to detoxify your body and leave you feeling amazing. What we don’t think about is the toxicity in our mental and emotional wellbeing. It’s time to ditch toxicity.
If you’re feeling down, overwhelmed and stressed, here’s a handful of ways to detox your mind and feel better.
Ditch Toxic News
Ever watched the evening news and just felt like crying? You’re not alone. It’s important to know current affairs. But the constant footage of terrorism, natural disasters, and arguing politicians is impacting your wellbeing. Try limiting yourself to the headlines. Or you can balance yourself out by reading sites such as Good News Network to get your fix of happy news.
Ditch Toxic Friends
We’ve all had that friend that we dread spending time with and walk away from feeling icky. Our social circle is actually our own choice. You can choose to surround yourself with positive people, and put boundaries up around the negative people. If they are firmly ingrained in your social group, simply limit your one-on-one time.
Ditch Toxic Comparison-itis
In the world of social media, all we see is people’s highlight reels. There’s Instagram-worthy meals, luxurious holidays, promotions, engagements weddings and cute babies. This can leave us feeling seriously down on ourselves, especially after a binge-fest on ‘that girl’ who seems to have it all. Instead, remove anyone who makes you feel less-than from your newsfeed for a few weeks. Remember: their fight with their boyfriend, financial issues and depression aren’t shared in their social media.
Ditch Toxic Interactions
We all enjoy a cheeky gossip session every now and then. But continually discussing other people’s lives, particularly the negative aspects, is a toxic habit that needs to be ditched. You can choose to only share positive news, avoid speculating on the negative. Or you can remove yourself from the situation when others are gossiping about people.
How can you ditch toxicity today? With little steps, it all adds up to a healthier mind.