My husband is a big fitness fanatic, so I often see first hand the lengths he goes through to keep his body in tip top shape. When he's not feeling his best or not as "fit', he knows exactly what to eat or how to workout to reset his physique.
Very similarly, many of us are quick to grab a detox to reset our physical health and cleanse our bodies. It's interesting to me that we aren't as quick to notice or DETOX our souls when they are worn or "out of shape".
I'll flashback to early 2016. Spiritually, emotionally, and even physically I was in bad shape. The year before had been one of the toughest I'd ever experienced, and I carried much of the extreme resentment and anger right into the new year with me.
I remember literally looking into the mirror and feeling like I didn't know who was looking back. I saw a girl who was cold, vengeful, and bitter. I knew at that moment it was time for a soul detox. I decided that I no longer liked what I saw, but more importantly how I felt, and that it was time I do something about it!
Fast forward a bit. I came out renewed, refocused, and reassured of who I am in Christ. It was during this detox that I truly fell in love with God. It was during this time that I humbled myself to see the humanity in others and forgive them and myself. I was ME again, and I couldn't have been happier!
Here are some things I tried during my soul detox. Perhaps they can help you as you start your journey to happiness and a clear mind.
1. Pray: Cast your burdens on the Lord. He truly cares about the things that concern you.
2. Disconnect: I fasted from social media to avoid the constant comparisons or infatuation with the lives of others.
3. Journal: Write your feelings/goals/achievements each day.
4. Guard Your Heart: Pay attention to what you watch, or listen to.
5. Detach: Stray away from those who don't mean you well or aren't on the same path.
If you're feeling detached, angry, bitter, or even overwhelmed...take the time to detox your soul. Take a step away from the normal routine and invest in your spirit. You'll thank yourself for it, and will be amazed by the growth that comes from resetting the most important part of YOU!