I realize just reading that sounds like some kinda detox that leaves you running to the bathroom. 😉 Although physical detoxing is great, I’m focusing more on other aspects, like mental, financial, social, etc.
While on vacation, I noticed for the first time in a long time, I was relaxed & calm. I had no concerns or worries. My God. Is this what other people are like? The mind is at ease & quiet. How I envy them. The good news about my trip is I taught myself how to tap into that peaceful, carefree area in my mind.
And how do I do that?
I close my eyes & picture myself under the rain. I allow it to wash over me & to cleanse me of all worries & doubt. Sometimes, it’s more like a waterfall; other times, I imagine a gentle rain. I take deep breaths & picture my concerns as mud that is falling off of me (I use mud since it washes away easily & it’s a good visual for those who are toxic “mud slingers”). If I’m really upset, I try to visualize more detail until I feel calm. Where am I standing? Is it sunny or cloudy? Am I alone? Can I hear other animals? Is the water beating against the rocks? What colors are the surrounding plant life? and so on.
It only takes a few moments for me but I can feel myself calming down. I don’t know how it’ll work for me in high anxiety situations or panic attacks, but on a low level, it really helps me. So far, I’ve only applied to my mental well-being, but I’d imagine it would work in other areas as well. Maybe if you’re freaking out over bills or stress with your family or whatever else, it could help you as well. In my mind, I believe it will help internally clean me out of unnecessary concerns. It rids my mind of dirt & debris before it piles up. My mind is clear & I can focus with clarity.
Oh! I almost forgot – the best part! I’m sleeping better! So yes. It works for me. 🙂