whole-life spring detox

One of my favorite things, about spring, is watching the wild flowers begin to bloom! New growth causes an explosion of beauty. But, in order for the new growth to occur, the old must be sloughed away. Perhaps we should take a hint from Creation. As the dandelions start to poke through the soil and share their beauty with us, we too, should begin to think about what we need to do before summer comes.

When many are thinking about slimming down for summer, I would encourage you to consider doing a whole life detox this spring. Detoxing isn’t just about dropping weight – it’s about dropping off anything AND everything in your life that may be weighing you down!

Below, I have 4 areas of life to look into when considering a spring detox. Don’t feel overwhelmed by all the options but, rather, lean into those things that truly resonate with you.

Mentally:

-Take off work for a mental health, if possible, and get outside to enjoy the weather!

-If you are currently stuck in any negative thought patterns, then choose one negative repeating thought and replace it with a positive one.

-Get thankful!

Spiritually:

-Choose one positive spiritual attribute (joy, peace, love, strength, etc) and go deep with it. Find a Bible verse, each day, that focuses on your attribute of choice to meditate on.

-Be intentional about leaving behind the things of your past. Pray over anyone who is not part of your present, and leave them in the Father’s arms. This will make room for new things, and new people, for your future!

Emotionally:

-Don’t stress! Choose rest, instead.

-Do everything you can for today and then leave today behind – start fresh tomorrow!

-Check out Bach Flower Remedies for a helping hand from nature to get your emotions moving in the right direction.

Physically:

-Daily life in modernity means toxins…toxins from food, the environment, from tech, etc. Consider grounding now that the weather is more cooperative.

-Consider a mild dandelion cleanse for optimal liver function.

-Turn off your phone and minimize the amount of wifi/radiation producing things in your house.

Doing a bit of self-inspection – in regards to what you may need to detox from – goes a long way. Following through on simple (positive) changes will help you embrace life feeling lighter (in more than one way).

Welcome Spring!

Shalom to you,

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