Life is busy. Busy with burdens and busy with blessings.
While it’s easy to share and shout memes about removing what no longer serves us and avoiding toxic people, there is also much to be said about the excess of even seemingly positive things in life.
Yep, you can have too much of a good thing.
Too many conferences. Too many audiobooks. Too many affirmations. When your newsfeed is in excess of the same message, it can actually be counter-intuitive. In fact, you can perceive that you’re being more productive than you actually are in a false revolving door of words- not actions.
So, today, we assess how much “good” we have in our lives and dare to detox the overindulgence of overwhelm and over-stated “stuff & fluff” in our lives.
We will look at 5 areas where we are likely spreading ourselves thin with deceiving distractions on our mind, body and spirit.
First things first. Having faith in something or Someone is certainly noble. Whatever your sets of beliefs are, chances are you spend time in rituals, obedient obligations, practices and more. In fact, worldwide, more than eight-in-ten people identify with a religious group.
While it’s noble to learn more about the faith you wholeheartedly follow, it can get noisy when you’re listening to and learning from multiple third party sources.
Action step: Take some time alone and minimize your faith to the basic principle(s) and reset your focus to the very basics of what you believe.
What simple practices can you perform to grow deeper and more intimately in your belief system?
Even too much money or too much focus on funds can be the cause for imbalance in your life. Whether you’re on the side of saving or splurging, the saying goes, “If you don’t tell your money where to go, you’ll wonder where it went.”
Action Step: Print off the last two months of your bank statements and locate any recurring charges that are mindlessly withdrawn from your account. Unsubscribe from programs and apps not in use.
Detox takes time as it is a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of something.
Detox is most often associated with the foods we eat and the intention to cut out the junk, while introducing more of the good, nutrient-dense foods. There are even detox drinks you can have to boosts your immune system, detoxifies your body and helps support vital organs and their functions. Dr. Josh Axe and Jillian Michaels discuss detoxing here.
Action Step: Be realistic. Cut out C.R.A.P. (carbonated, refined, artificial, processed). Go a day with whole foods and water – and watch your body fat reduce and your skin radiate. Rebalance is the key to detoxing, and be sure to follow the advice of practitioner!
Having friends is great. Having more friends and outings than you have time can be, well, exhausting. When your planner is filled with festivities and spill over and onto your days of rest or errand-running, you may find yourself resenting your friends more than cherishing them.
Action Step: At the beginning of each week, identify dates for your priorities first. Faith, Self, Family, Vocation. From there, leave pockets that are open for fun and friends. One those blocks are filled, begin to schedule blocks in coming weeks as new requests for your time and talents roll in.
Be patient with yourself and if you fail to detox for the day, remember to have race and try again next week.
This can also be identified as how you feel mentally. A great way to detox all that you are constantly processing. Experts estimate that the mind thinks between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day. That just sounds exhausting.
Action step: While it is your brain’s job to process the many sensory things happening at any given time, you can be overwhelmed by the daily dose of disturbances and desires. Take the time to begin a prayerful or meditative practice where you intentionally allow the noise without the processing of information.
Take these action items on weekly to detox the “extra” in your life that leaves you feeling overbooked and under-par.
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