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Seven Ways To Have A Mental Detox

Having a mental detox involves de-cluttering your mind to increase feelings of peace and rest. Living with technology, social media, and deadline-driven mindsets mean feeling rested and renewed, can feel extremely difficult at times.

With so much filling the space in your mind or feeling like you cannot turn off your brain, you might feel increased feelings of anxiety, bouts of insomnia and daily worry.

There are ways to unclutter your mind so that you can feel in control once again.

Here are seven ways to help.

Be Intentional and Mindful

With so much to do in so little time, you can often forget why you are doing certain things. It’s as though you are on a treadmill and don’t know why you ever got on it. When this happens, you can feel rudderless and without purpose.

Learning how to go on a mental detox should involve increased intention in every move you make. Setting your purpose at the start of each day and before entering into any activity or decision can help you think more clearly. It will remind you of what your goals are and help keep your thoughts organised as you move forward.

Reconnect With Mother Nature and Your Heart

Taking yourself out of your typical environment can be a great tool when mental detoxing. Getting outdoors in a quiet environment can help you feel connected to the world around you. Staying active, eating healthy will help you achieve higher energy levels to accomplish your goals with less stress and anxiety.

Unplug The Tech

Technology and social media are two of the biggest culprits in the cluttering and disorganization of our minds. The need to continually perform or engage in an activity can make it harder for us to achieve genuine rest. It would help if you had downtime from technology.

Organise and discipline yourself to turn off the computer, put the phone on mute and find time for you. Shed the need for tech by engaging in hobbies, recreational pursuits or just chilling out with a favourite book or magazine.

Go To Your Higher Self

A great way to centre yourself is to spend time practising meditation or prayer, depending on your desire and purpose. Focusing on healthy breath patterns and positive self-affirmations can be a great way to find your focus and teach you how to mentally detox. The discipline of regular meditation or prayer can help you find ways to stay calm throughout your daily life.

Express What Vexes You

Keeping things walled up inside your mind can quickly lead to increased levels of anxiety or other serious mental health issues. Finding ways to healthily vent about or express the things that frustrate you can help you release those things from your mind.

There is plenty of research that tells us that writing our frustrations and emotions in a journal is a positive and safe way to express what is bugging you.


Taking the time to self-reflect and determine what is important to you is valuable when detoxing mentally. Take time during your week to evaluate what relationships, objects, activities, and environments hold emotional and mental weight in your life. Take your analysis and use it to determine what things you might need to release to achieve happiness and peace.

Consider Therapy and Healing

While many of these steps can be extremely useful in your search for mental clarity and peace, there is much more you can do. Partnering with a therapist or healer is one of the best ways to gain the skills and support needed to properly mentally detox.

If you are ready to mentally detox, go ahead and send us a message.

If you enjoyed this blog, please feel free to share it with others – especially if you know someone who needs to declutter their brain and wants to feel more at peace.

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