Motivational Monday: Detox Your Life


A regimen or treatment intended to remove toxins and impurities from the body.

When most people think of a detox, they think of it in terms of health. A detox can be so much more and I have found myself reevaluating my entire life beyond what I put into my body. What you eat definitely affects your mood. I am more conscious, but I have a long way to go. I was raised in a society where fast food was just that, fast food. If you need a quick fix, buy Wendy’s, McDonalds, pizza, or Chinese food. That was my life whether I was out with friends or my parents didn’t cook. It was the norm.

Looking beyond the type of food that goes into my body, I look at the people around me and other ways I may be self-destructing. People come into your life for a reason and for a season. I have plenty of people that I used to be really close with that I no longer talk to. There’s no ill will, we just don’t hang out like we used to. Relationships are like a plant. In order to grow they need water, sunlight, and love. In a friendship, both parties have to put in that time. No, you cannot force anyone to be your friend, but sometimes some people just need the extra nudge. I’ve been guilty of letting not playing my part.

Then there are those people that you would have wanted to put your time into, but they end up hurting you. A friend is not going to talk about you to other people. A real friend will not make fun of you with malicious intent. A real friend is not plotting, waiting for a chance to throw something back in your face. I’ve been burned by people in the past and as a result I’ve secluded myself from people in general. I’m very selective and most of the time I just like being by myself.

In looking further into a personal detox it’s a mind, body, and soul lifestyle change.

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