Detox – what a strange word! With the use of social media, this word is taking on a life of its own. To some, it is the treatment necessary to remove harmful drugs, alcohol, and narcotics from our bodies. To others, it is the way that we cleanse our bodies of unhealthy substances by drinking high amounts of water. To me, it is the treatment to rid your body of ANY poisonous substance. These substances can be anything that influences negative or ill thoughts, feelings, or experiences in our lives.
When detoxification of our soul becomes necessary, it is important to analyze what is happening in our lives that is causing undo stress. According to the article, “Detoxify Your Soul,” by Whitney Hopler, a contributing writer for Crosswalk.com, “Toxic attitudes, behaviors, and cultural influences that you allow into your life put your soul in danger. You can’t avoid contact with such toxins in this fallen world, but you don’t have to be contaminated by them.” We can come together in a unified group and free our lives of the toxins that are poisoning our potential.
After much contemplation and self-analysis, I have developed three main action items that I will be taking in order to detoxify my soul and make my world a better place to live in.
- Identify The Toxin
- Each month I will identify one action or thought that is toxic in my life.
- Remove The Toxin
- For 30 days, I will focus on that one toxin and concentrate on removing the negative influence from my life.
- Forgive The Toxin
- I will be honest with myself and forgive the negative influence in my life. After all, the first step towards improvement is forgiveness.
As a mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, business woman, volunteer, and student, I understand that there will always be stress and confusion in my life. I guess the true testament is how I deal with these triggers. By identifying one toxic influence each month, and taking the “30-Day Detox Challenge”, I will be able to identify the negative influences in my life and also avoid creating negative experiences for others.
Join me on September 1st as I take the first step in detoxing my life…