“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” – Robert Tew
Detoxing is not solely related to nutrition. The act of mindfully detoxing should involve all aspects of your life.
From letting of what no longer serves you, to creating space for more things that bring joy into your life – mindfully detoxing your life is a wonderful act of self-respect. There are many ways to create space for renewal as you embrace this new decade with a healthier you.
Each week we will provide another area on which to focus. After 6 weeks, you will be well on your way to a less stressed and cluttered life. And invigorated for a healthy spring!
Step 1: Mental Detox:
Mediation has such a profound effect on the body and mind.
Countless research studies support the value of meditation to reduce anxiety, improve sleep, slow aging, manage pain, reduce age-related memory loss, reduce blood pressure and improve kindness.
We focus heavily on food and nutrition with respect to improving our health.
We stress “Food is Medicine” at Thrive. Yet, why is it we don’t place the same values on nourishing our minds?
Our brains need relaxation and stillness as much as our bodies need vitamins, healthy fats, fiber, and ample hydration even a brief 2-5 minute practice can have a positive impact on overall health and longevity.
We encourage you to start building a meditation practice this year.
If you already meditate, take it to the next level. Mediation can take place as a meditation class, a self-practice, or a meditative walk. There is a meditation style that can suit everyone. Give yourself permission to take a pause, create space for stillness, dive into yourself and recharge. The more we meditate, the more clarity we have in our lives.
Goal: Commit to 5 minutes of meditation daily for the next 30 days.
*Set aside a dedicated space for relaxation
(this can extend through a religious season of Lent or another time frame if applicable)
From Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carl Sandburg:
“A man must find time for himself. Time is what we spend our lives with. If we are not
careful we find others spending it for us… It is necessary now and then for a man to go
away by himself and experience loneliness; to sit on a rock in the forest and to ask of
himself, “Who am I, and where have I been, and where am I going?” … If one is not
careful, one allows diversions to take up one’s time.”