Post-Election Day Emotional Detox

This month we are focusing on detoxing our MINDS, BODY, and SPACE! When we think of the word “detox,” we tend to think of the physical act of cleaning out, removing toxins and chemicals that we’ve ingested, inhaled, injected, or absorbed from foods, cleaning products, air, EMF’s, etc. But our body isn’t the only thing we need to clean out– we need to DETOX our minds–specifically our emotions. If we don’t they can become toxic to ourselves and everyone around us. I want to give you some emotional detox tips today.
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There’s no denying that times are STRESSFUL right now. Not only are we in the midst of a pandemic–lockdowns, job loss, limited childcare, social isolation, etc; but it is also Election time. Each of us have a slew of emotions whirling inside of us right now: fear, anxiety, anger to name a few.
If you allow these emotions to be processed, they can become opportunities, not toxins. Your emotions can become a form of nourishment, freedom, motivation, guidance, and they can even become an energy source.
When you ignore/ suppress your emotions you feel stuck, empty, numb, and they can begin to energetically drain you. Picture yourself driving down a dirt road with lots of big potholes. When you have unprocessed emotions that you didn’t know how to deal with, it takes a lot of energy to get down this road. The potholes are distracting and hard to navigate around. However, imagine the road smooth and paved– you can go down the road, take in the scenery, and enjoy the ride. This is the difference in life when you learn how to properly process and detox your emotions.
If you’re feeling super sensitive to negativity or feeling an immense amount of stress right now (especially with the election)… here’s a tip
Soak for 10 minutes in a salt water bath. If you don’t have a bathtub, consider taking a foot bath. You can use sea salt or epsom salt. Saltwater naturally removes what no longer serves you, creating space for what does. Think about how renewed you feel after a dip in the ocean!  The bath relaxes your body, allowing your emotions to move freely. The salt will pull out any mental or emotional stress that you’ve absorbed. Be sure to close your eyes and practice some of your breathing techniques while soaking.
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