8 Ways To Mentally Detox

Start Journaling

Get a notebook solely devoted to your mental creativity. Whether it be for drawing or writing, keep your journal in a safe and private place. Anytime you feel troubled or struggling with your emotions, write down everything and anything that comes to mind. Release whatever thoughts you're harboring in your notebook, even if it doesn't make sense.

 

Spend Free Time Outdoors

Spending time outside is therapeutic and research shows that people who spend most of their time outdoors reap significant health and wellness benefits. So go to the park and ride a bike, have a picnic with loved ones, or just sit out and enjoy the fresh air. 

 

Unfollow and Unfriend Anyone Who Doesn't Add Positivity To Your Life

If you're going to spend time with people, make it a productive and positive experience. Regularly evaluate who you're friending, and make sure that every account you do subscribe to or person you interact with is actively adding positive vibes to help make your life better.

 

Clean out The Old Phone Numbers 

In order to avoid temptation to call someone or speak to someone you probably shouldn’t, delete their contact. Think about how you will feel once you remove these contacts from your life. It will give you a sense of closure and remind you of how far you've really come, and where you are trying to go.

 

Record How Much Time You Spend on The Internet 

Set a time limit on your social accounts. Some apps have reminders when you've hit your limit of time spent on the app. You can also download an extension that records how much time you're spending on certain sites and see how much of your time you spend on social media daily. 

 

Take a Day To Yourself

Ever heard of “Me Time”? Yes, it's a thing and you should definitely try it. It's okay to be by yourself and take a break from the people and the environment around you. Sometimes, it can be very beneficial to isolate yourself and regroup to better understand or cope with life. Not taking the time out for yourself. This can create a build up of underlined stress, especially when you start to make decisions based emotions.


Become Selectively Who You Socialize With

Everyone does not deserve your energy. You don’t have to be introverted, but you don't have to be extraverted either. It’s best to have a common balance and be an ambivert. Outgoing and social but mindful about who you share your time with, connect with and even vent. Being selective can have a huge impact on your life and wellbeing.

 

Stick To Your Goals

No matter the circumstances, never lose sight of your goals. Write down a list of your long-term goals and short term goals. Map out the vision you have for your life. Reference it often. Keep the goals you've set out for yourself and keep them in mind as you do your day-to-day tasks. It's easy to get caught up in the trials of living but never forget why.