Throughout life, most people have been told to work hard and play hard, another metaphor is; a busy life is a happy life. But when we get older we realize that these metaphors tend to not be true. Busy lifestyles are true of modern lifestyles and do have some advantages to them, as opposed to previous ways of living. But these busy lifestyles do pose stress on the human body, and modern support systems that are needed to help battle the prevalence of stress-related illnesses throughout the world. The modern world has seen an abundance of new man-made technologies, but modern humans have a lot less time to enjoy such technology in their free time. There is a plentiful amount of doctors, but less healthy people, if there were more healthy people there would be less of a demand for doctors. A shift is needed, humans need to detox, and the soul is a good place to start.
There is a bountiful amount of information on the Internet relating to detoxing your body, via the implementation of healthy food, healthy drinks, and fitness routines. But there is not a great deal of information relating to detoxing the soul. Modern day living can be quite the challenge for the soul, so it can be beneficial to cleanse the soul occasionally. Below we have included some of the ways you can cleanse the soul, and mind.
Try to minimise contact with negative people
Negative people are the strain of many of our lives, we need to minimise this strain, by minimising all contact with them (if possible). Negative people will try to find ways to pull your strings, in order to bring you down. They tend to enjoy seeing people going through stress, and enjoy inflicting it as well. They do not care how their behavior affects others and tend to only think about how can they gain. A typical scenario of this could be at a workplace, where the person in question is trying to escalate their career, so they undermine many colleagues in order to get that promotion. This could be done by using psychology in a negative fashion, to either get their colleagues to leave the workplace (to minimise competition), or keep them at a lower level within the company. They tend to use anything in order to do this, and even make rumors up about colleagues to lower them down the career ladder. They refuse to acknowledge how their behavior affects others, and disregard any personal boundaries, and do not admit when they have done wrong.
If the above paragraph sounds like a situation that you are familiar with, the person needs to be reported to the correct department, as a company has a duty of care to their employees. These types of people will not change, unless they want to. You can not help them unless they want to be helped. If you are feeling depressed, stressed, and anxious because of the actions of another then do not associate with them. Negative people will only bring a person down, after all, that is their intention. You should make it your life intention to find people who help you feel happy and positive.
Declutter your possessions
Actual physical clutter has been suggested to cause anxiety and stress, a mismatch of atoms may vibrate in a negative fashion, causing a negative vibration in your space. This negative vibration could lead to anxiety and stress associated disorders. To help minimise these negative actions on the soul it is a good idea to implement a declutter phase within your routine, this will include minimising possessions that you do not use, and keeping things that you only use. Your soul will start to declutter once the items you no longer use are removed.
Keep your body hydrated
Research that took place in 2013 suggested that 75% of U.S. citizens were living with chronic dehydration. People have become more dependant on consuming sugary, carbonated drinks, which tend to make people more dehydrated, and promote insulin spikes. The best drink to cleanse your soul is water, and it is, of course, the most natural drink on the planet. It has been suggested that drinking around a gallon of water per day will help increase energy levels, better digestive health, clearer skin, and promote balance gut bacteria, plus a lot more benefits.
Utilise a healthy diet
If the body is exposed to an unhealthy diet it is not just the body we are harming, it is also the mind, and the soul. The importance of utilising a healthy diet can not be promoted enough to you, as a healthy diet will lead to a healthy body, mind, and soul. If you do not supply the body with a diet abundant in healthy nutrients, the body will incur a state of malnutrition. This state of malnutrition will see the body lacking in certain building blocks, which will lead to the body more at risk of contracting illnesses. The best source of nutrients for a healthy body, can be found in fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grass fed meats. This simple varied diet will provide a good variety of the needed vitamins and minerals, to help your body, mind, and soul feel spiritually healthy.
Meditation is a suggested way to help free the mind and soul of unwanted stress, and anxiety, trapped within certain parts of the mind, and soul. Meditation has been suggested to help lower blood pressure, and also heart rate (HR), improve relationships, increase concentration, improve clarity, improve feelings of one, improve grounding, and helps improve empathy towards others, plus other benefits. Meditation does not have to be a long process, and can be performed in as little as five to ten minutes.
Self-indulgence is very important in moderation, it is important to know when to incorporate self-indulgence into our busy lifestyles. Most people’s lives are very busy, and we tend to forget to treat ourselves, thus a good pampering once in a while will help your mind to relax and help release the stress and anxiety built up from your daily life.
Leave your mobile phone alone
It has become noticeably transparent that technology is taking us away from the natural things in life, such as general conversations, and nature. Technology, certainly has its benefits, such as finding useful information very quickly, but it has its negative effects as well such as brain rot information found on social media websites. Technology needs to be embraced in a different way now, instead of being overused for none beneficial means, stopping humans from venturing outside and enjoying the natural wonders of the world.
You will be pleasantly surprised by the effects of reducing the time you spend on your technology devices, which will lead to freeing the mind and soul.
Exercise your body
A lot of people tend to live an inactive lifestyle, thus they feel quite lethargic. It is well known that exercise helps to free your mind, which helps to improve your mindstate leading to increased positivity. Exercise has multitudes of varieties, all you have to do is find the exercise you enjoy.
Free your spirit by finding a job you enjoy
If you enjoy your job, you will be engaged in it. It is a fact that the majority of the people inhabiting the world do not engage in their jobs, which means they do not enjoy their work. It is quite worrying to see this, as humans tend to spend 90,000 hours at work throughout their life. That is a long time to spend working within a career that you do not like. It would be good advice to people who are not happy in their current jobs, to reskill and study for a new qualification that they do enjoy. The key to a healthy mind, and soul is to be happy, so it is important to be in a career you enjoy.
Enjoy your natural surroundings
Manmade creations may not provide adequate inner relaxation, however, while out in nature people tend to feel at one, and more relaxed. Nature releases certain chemicals called phytoncides that interact with the body, suggested to lower cortisol levels, which has been suggested to reduce stress. It is a fact that humans are not meant to spend all of their time surrounded by manmade creations, and are instead designed to live in the natural world. Through research it is now recommended that you try to spend as much time in nature as you can, to help you reset your mind and soul.
This brief article has been written to provide information on ways to help you cleanse your soul, and mind. Thus releasing natural thought patterns, that have been inhibited by the stresses of modern daily life. Following some of these ideas on how to cleanse the soul and mind, may help you improve your life, by providing a more natural flow state, grounding, and the release of positive endorphins.