Hey momma! What’s up? How’s it going? I’m guessing you’re probably getting ready to begin your annual Spring clean, or maybe, you’re on top of things and have already started?! Good for you, my friend! But, here’s the thing we spend so many times cleaning and de-cluttering our homes and offices, right? But, when last have you detox your mind?
Not sure what’s a mind detox? Keep reading to find out more.
What Happens When We Overload Our Minds?
Overloading of the mind can negatively impact you in one or more of the following ways:
Feeling of unworthiness
When our minds are constantly bombarded with beliefs that do not serve us, we begin to feel unworthy. We begin to feel less than who we are. We act from a place of lack and greed, which makes us feel we are not good enough when compared to others.
When you begin to feel unworthy, you will feel less confident in yourself. You begin having self-doubts which will lower your self-esteem. Low self-esteem can create stress and anxiety, which can lead to depression. Some of your relationships may also be affected by low self-esteem.
Make you feel unhappy
When we struggle with our worthiness and low self-esteem, we will feel so much weight – that we will not be happy. We will keep searching for happiness in the wrong places because we are so overloaded that we ourselves have no idea what makes us happy.
When we are overloaded, we are unable to take care of ourselves as moms. And in so doing, we will not be able to be present for our kids. Or take care of our kids the way we would really want to.
Stress and fatigue
Because you have so much going on in your mind, you will struggle to fall asleep at night. You will feel tension, very easily which will contribute to stress and exhaustion.
Breakdown in relationships and communications
Because you are so tense – you will easily snap at those who say something to you, intending to be supportive that you may have incorrectly interpreted. You will isolate yourself from friends because you feel unworthy. You will feel like you don’t fit in anymore.
When we overload our minds, we become so overwhelmed that we forget to look after ourselves. We begin to binge eat – which may lead to overeating, or we forget to eat which is also not good for our health. Exercise becomes a thing of the past. All of these behaviors will affect our health negatively.
Benefits Of Detoxing Your Mind
Are you still wondering if it’s necessary to detox your mind?! Well, if you are! Here are some of the many benefits you can achieve from having a mind detox.
Reduce stress and anxiety
You will be able to better cope with uncertainties and anxieties that may arise in your day-to-day life. You will be able to think and understand situations before acting and later having regrets.
Think before acting
Have you ever reacted to a situation and later wished you didn’t? We all have been there before, right?
Well, a mind detox helps us think before speaking or acting in a haste. We will pause and think through how we react and what we say when facing a challenging situation.
Enjoy a better night sleep
We struggle to sleep at night when we have too many things on our minds. You know, worry about your kids at school. What should you prepare for dinner for the next day, bills that are overflowing and so forth?
When you detox your mind, you release many of the anxieties and thoughts that may create stress in your life. When you are less stressed, you will be able to fall asleep faster and enjoy a night of better sleep.
How many times have you struggled to feel worthy because of the toxic thoughts racing through your minds? Detoxing your mind will help you rid yourself of all these unwanted emotions. And instead, cultivate thoughts that help you strengthen your self-worth through self-love.
Ah! We all want to feel good, right?! When we are free from all of our tensions and worries – we will be able to see all the great things we have in life. We will embrace our present, allowing ourselves to feel joyous. Expressing gratification.
Be more present
When we feel good and our minds are free, we will be more aware of our needs. We will be able to stay focus on our goals. Being more mindful of the inspired actions that come your way.
5 Steps to Detox Your Mind
As moms, we are easily overwhelmed. After all, we have so many different roles to play. Roles we try really hard to perfect.
Whenever you start feeling a bit overwhelming, and there’s just too much happening. In other words, you are experiencing mind clutter – it’s time you commit to taking care of yourself as a mom. And one way you can do that is by detoxing your mind.
Here are easy steps that you can take to detox your mind.
Step 1: Recognize why you are feeling overwhelmed
I know! It’s absolutely hard for us moms to admit that we feel overwhelmed. Because we are fearful of being judged or criticized for being a “bad mom.”
Here’s the thing! Admitting that you feel stressed or burned out doesn’t mean you’re being selfish. It simply means you are taking care of yourself. And the truth is. It’s essential to take care of yourself as a mom and prioritize your needs. Because here is the thing if you don’t, you will NOT BE able to care and provide for your loved ones the way you would really want to.
So, whenever you feel like too many thoughts are racing through your mind, take some time away from your mommy duty and care for yourself by sitting in a quiet area, be honest with yourself and write down why do you feel so weighed down, is it work, is it finances, is it school, is it family or is it time?
What is it that have you feeling overwhelmed? Ask yourself this question and be absolutely honest with yourself.
Don’t be ashamed of your truth!
Write it down!
DO NOT be lazy and skip this step. Please write it down, journal about it, as it will bring clarity to you. And once you begin writing, you would be way more detailed than if you were to think about it mentally.
Pssssst: Here’s some journaling prompts just for you.
- How do I feel today?
- Why do I feel this way?
- What will make me feel better today?
- How can I feel better today?
- What do I really want?
- Am I happy with my life?
- What areas in my life would I like to bring change to? And how can I do this?
These are the exact journaling prompts that I use in my own life when I feel strangled by my own emotions.
Give them a try, and please share your experience with me in the comments or send me a dm on Instagram.
Step 2: Detox Your Mind By Releasing. Release, Release.
Now that you have identified your emotions and why or what makes you overwhelmed. You need to release it. Release the judgment you have about yourself. The anger, the pain, the fear, the frustration you may feel. And think about the things that bring joy to you and do the things that bring joy to you.
Put all electronic devices down, detach yourself from social media for a few minutes. Go for a walk outside enjoying nature, window shopping, get together with a friend, and have a coffee break.
Put your favourite music on, and dance like no one is watching. Break free and be a kid again! Dance and dance until you feel good. Whatever it may take for you to release the toxicity that you’ve bottled up. Just do it!
Step 3: Breathing / Meditation With Breathing Exercise
It’s quite easy for our minds to chase after all those random thoughts. Did you know the average person has between 6,000 to 6,200 thoughts per day?
These thoughts pop in when we least expect them forcing us to forget about our priorities. That’s why mind detox is so much needed!
Meditation can effectively support you throughout your mind detox practice.
Here’s a great breathing meditation that can help you when you feel stress and anxious. And the best part is, you can do this exercise anywhere: – on your commute to work or home, before a business meeting, while cooking dinner, wherever and whenever needed, you can use this breathing exercise.
Breathe in and count for a count of four, hold your breath and count for four and then release your breath through your mouth and count for four. Do this breathing technique for at least 15 minutes daily, and you will be in awe of the massive impact it can have on YOU.
And hey, if you don’t have 15 minutes to spare, then do this breathing exercise for a minute a few times during the day.
(Psssst … you can also use this breathing exercise to help you work through step 2 as mentioned above.)
Step 4: Visualization
So, what is visualization?
In her book Creative Visualization, Shakti Gawain defines visualization as the art of using mental imagery and affirmation to produce positive changes in your life.
All you have to do is sit in a quiet space with your eyes closed and without any limitation, imagine your perfect day from start to end. What do you really want in your life? How do you want to feel? Where do you want to live, work? Who do you want to wake up next to? What kind of clothes do you want to be wearing? Who do you want to be?
Take the time, to be honest with yourself and dream.
You can also perform virtualization through mediation or with the use of a vision board.
Not sure what’s a vision board?! No worries.
This link will take you to a fantastic YouTube Video. Build a vision board.
Visualize where you would like to be in your life right now and co-create that vision with the universe.
Be unapologetic about your thoughts and vision. Simply relax and enjoy the feelings you are experiencing at the moment, knowing that this is your life, and you can manifest your life exactly the way you want it to be. You can manifest the feelings you want to have and who you want to be. You can manifest anything you want!
Embrace your desires, knowing that it’s already yours. Trust your intuition and be guided to take the inspired actions that will lead you to live and be who you want to be.
Here are some of my go-to affirmations.
New to affirmations? Then I highly recommend you read my blog post on Powerful affirmations for moms to navigate motherhood.
- “I am enough.”
- “With each passing day, I am evolving into the best version of me.”
- “I am capable.”
- “Loving myself isn’t vanity. It’s having respect for myself and my truth.”
- “I am deserving of all the good things in life.”
- “I am worthy.”
- “Let it be easy.”
Want more of these affirmations? Then click here to go to the blog post. (Of course, after you finish reading this post. )
Step 5: Stay Focus and Stay Strong
Firstly. If you are reading step 5. I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for trusting me to support you with detoxing your mind and making room for more fulfilling and liberating thoughts.
Now that you have clarity on what, where, and who you want to be in life. You have to keep your eyes on the end prize. And the end prize is, being able to feel free, without feeling stressed and cluttered. Without struggling to sleep at night because of the many thoughts racing through your minds. Thoughts that don’t even make sense to you.
Think about this! What do almost all successful women have in common? Whether they are in politics, social media influencer, blogger, a stay-at-home mom with side biz, or a multi-six-figure businesswoman?
These successful women are women who kept going. They showed up even when they didn’t felt like it. She was persistent and consistent. They embrace and maintain their ambitions.
Yes! I definitely agree with you. Some were gifted with existing success. But even they had to show up and take action.
So, focus on your goals and visions. Focus on what you want to create and keep at it.
Of course, you will have hard days! Of course, you will feel like quitting. But, when you do. Reflect on how far you’ve come along and remember that big passion of yours.
So, there you have it! 5 simple and easy steps you can use to detox your mind and start fulfilling those ambitions of yours. You can rinse and repeat as many times as needed so you can feel good again and stay on the path that will allow you to create and manifest your dreams.
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