65 Ways To Detox Your Mind For Mental Clarity

by Tess on December 13, 2008

Creative Commons License photo credit: AlexDixon      “Positive Thoughts & Positive Emotions = Mental Makeup”

Leading a happy and successful life requires us to make healthy choices, think positively and believe in ourselves. Taking the wrong action or taking no action leaves us frustrated, feeling powerless, hopeless and stuck. When we change our thoughts we change our lives. If our thinking is negative the outcome is negative. When we think positive the outcome is postive. 
Instead of focusing on things we can’t control it’s important to identify and change the things we can.

Begin With Your Mind

1. Replace negative thoughts and beiefs with positive ones.
2. Open up. Talk about your problems with someone you trust.
3. Write out your problems in a journal.
4. Think before you speak.
5. Avoid worry and anxiety. Breathe deeply.
6. Get enough sleep.
7. Watch little or no TV.
8. Refuse to gossip.
9. Reconcile with family and friends.
10. Be patient.
11. Use daily affirmations.

Keep An Active Lifestyle

12. Learn to love moving your body.
13. Play outside.
14. Walk, ski, rollerblade, hike, swim, run
15. Just get going. Keep moving and work up a sweat!
16. Do yoga or pilates.
17. Do something unpredictable.
18.Set realistic goals.

Take Care of Your Body

19. Understand your body.
20. Eat less and eat healthy.
21. Drink plenty of water.
22. Pay attention to your body.
23. Try a new fruit or vegetable each week.
24. Floss and brush your teeth regularly.
25. Wash your hands regularly.
26. Eliminate or cut down on junk food.
27. Do a juice fast.

Pamper Yourself

28. Visit a spa .
29. Get a medicure & pedicure.
30. Get a Massage.
31. Learn to enjoy your own company.
32. Write a love letter to yourself.
34. Burn candles and relax.

Do Things You Enjoy

35. Take time out.
36. Read.
37. Dance.
38. Play games.
39. Listen to music.
40. Spend time with friends.
41. Grow a garden.
42. Bike to work.
43. Do Scrapbooking.
44. Find a new hobby.
45. Appreciate yourself.
46. Hike.
47. Be social.
48. Volunteer.

Eliminate Stress

49. Eat healthy.
50. Focus on best case scenarios.
51. Stop whining and complaining.
52. Don’t compare yourself to others.
53. Replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts.
54. Let go of toxic people.
55. Learn to mediatate.
56. Let go of trival things.
57. Let go of grievances.
58. Don’t take things personally.
59. Ask for what you want.
60. Love yourself.
61. Keep things in perspective.
62. Just say no.
63. Cut clutter
64. Detox your calendar.
65. Be responsible.


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    Suzanne McDermott December 13, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    What a lovely post. All good suggestions and reminders. This is one for the refrigerator!

    Suzanne McDermott’s last blog post..Leaves and Trees


    Stacey / Create a Balance December 14, 2008 at 4:58 am

    This is a great list. What a life I would have if I could manage doing all of these things! For someone looking to practice the art of life balance, this is a perfect list to hang up and look at every day. We may not be able to do all of things all of the time, but it’s a great check-in list to determine what you need to be focusing on. Personally, I need to be reconnecting with my active lifestyle. Since the cold weather hit, I have not been moving my body as much as I used to. This is on top of my list today!

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    Tess December 15, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Suzanne-I’m printing it off for my refrigerator as well! Baby steps.


    Good for you for getting more active. I think it’s important for all of us to remember baby steps are better than no steps at all!


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    @Stephen December 15, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Great list Tess!


    Neil December 15, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Tess, this is a great list. If 100% of people did 25% of these things on a daily basis that world would be a much better place.

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    Jannie December 19, 2008 at 11:32 am

    May I please print these out for my own use?

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    Tess December 19, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Stephen, thanks for stopping by!

    Neil, I think there are many people like you and I are doing these things and making the world a better place.

    Absolutely. You can print anything you want out that you see on my blog. I appreciate you for asking!


    AJ Kumar January 22, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Great list! I got a lot of work to do :)

    AJ Kumar

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