10 Days to Thrive … Detox Day Eight

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                                 Don’t let toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and get them out of there

A common association with the word “detox” is the gut wrenching combination of some hot water and lemon. But this is not the detox we are talking about it’s the everyday things in your life. It may be gadgets, negative people or the news.

Surviving the ups, downs, of other people’s moodiness can be quite a challenge.  It’s important, though, to remember that some moody, negative people may be going through a difficult stage in their lives.  They may be ill, chronically worried, or lacking what they need in terms of love and emotional support.  Although whatever the cause of their moodiness and negativity, you may still need to protect yourself from their behaviour at times.

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When was the last time you switched off for 24 hours? If the answer is “I can’t remember” a digital detox could be what you need. A digital detox is a great way to stay productive and balanced in a wired world. Day to day in the digital world, we face near constant demands for our attention. And if we don’t let ourselves recharge and reboot, this can mean we quickly burn out or become inefficient. Day to day in the digital world, we face near constant demands for our attention. And if we don’t let ourselves recharge and reboot, this can mean we quickly burn out or become inefficient.

Are you a news junky ?  Sometimes when watching or reading the news do you feel yourself  anticipating a big event in the world, something to shake the very core of your being. Or do you find yourself checking your smart-phone every hour to get a news-fix. Do you truly need to know all the news filtering through.

Today’s challenge is to focus on the positive in your life , maybe see whether or not a particular story is worth reading is to ask yourself the following question; “what relevance does this information bear to my day-to-day functioning?” You’d be amazed by how often you need to answer “absolutely none”. And if it doesn’t help, it hinders. Most of the time it is nothing but a distraction under the guise of usefulness.

Positive emotions are more likely to encourage you to plan ahead and think of actions you would like to take or activities you’d like to participate in the future. Changing your thoughts is like changing any habit in your life. It’s not going to be easy, but then again, feeling bad all the time isn’t exactly a walk in the park!

We are challenging you to detox from the everyday things in your life. It may be gadgets, negative people or the news. You choose what is negatively impacting you on a daily basis and cut back on it today.

Share with us what you are going to detox on and then let us know how you are coping without it and how you felt at the end of the day?

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