Banish Toxic Emo­tions

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When you have a toxic emo­tion like anger or fear, the psy­cho­log­i­cal as­pect is felt im­me­di­ately as the un­wanted emo­tion fills your mind. This is only the tip of the ice­berg. Toxic emo­tions change brain chem­istry. If the emo­tion is chronic, it even changes path­ways in the brain. Here are some steps for cleans­ing and detox­i­fy­ing your life.

Phys­i­cal: Or­ganic food is best. Sim­ple san­i­ta­tion such as wash­ing your hands sev­eral times a day can pro­tect you greatly from com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases. Noth­ing is more pu­ri­fy­ing than reg­u­larly go­ing out into na­ture to nour­ish your­self.

Men­tal: The mind is a pow­er­ful source of neg­a­tiv­ity and pos­i­tiv­ity. Ex­pe­ri­ences that orig­i­nate in the mind then af­fect and al­ter the brain. Make sure that the bal­ance of your day is spent favour­ing pos­i­tive in­puts and min­imis­ing neg­a­tive ones. The most pow­er­ful sin­gle step you can take is to adopt a reg­u­lar med­i­ta­tion rou­tine.

Emo­tional: In re­al­ity, if you have low self-es­teem or per­sist in a toxic re­la­tion­ship, these ob­sta­cles de­serve pri­or­ity ahead of diet, ex­er­cise and other con­ven­tional ad­vice about find­ing well-be­ing.

En­vi­ron­men­tal: For most peo­ple, acute stress such as los­ing a job grabs their at­ten­tion, while chronic, low-level stress is tol­er­ated. Be­ing un­der pres­sure, los­ing sleep, rush­ing to meet dead­lines, over-sched­ul­ing, ig­nor­ing down time and mul­ti­task­ing have be­come ac­cepted stresses. Yet, these wreak bi­o­log­i­cal havoc in our bod­ies. You should take steps to ad­dress each one if you ex­pect to ben­e­fit from a detox rou­tine.

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