“Our thoughts are either focused on what’s eternal, life-changing, and true, or lost in the details of our temporary, selfish, false beliefs.”
― Craig Groeschel, Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World.
Our bodies often take in things which are not good for health. So, at times we need to detox our body. Likewise, our soul picks up negativities too and needs detoxing.
According to Dr. Andrew Wail, depressive rumination is identified as the root cause of unhappiness by many mental health professionals.
Now the question is, how do we identify that our soul needs to be detoxed?
To figure it out, all you need to do is look for these signs in yourself:
(1) You don’t speak mindfully:
Has sarcasm become your language? Have you been hurting others’ feelings without even meaning to do it? It indicates you have negativity in you which needs to be erased. Try to uplift others and think about kind things. This will help.
(2) You seek negativity in the social media:
You are always browsing the negative things in the social media.
According to business mentor Bev James, one might not be able to realize the fact that negative people can drag others with time and make them like one; there are differences between a person who is negative and a person who is going through a negative situation. It’s important for us that we should understand the difference between these two.
If you are capturing these negative vibes, then it’s time for you to say ‘no’ to negativity. Log out, turn off your device. Spend time with people you love and you will soon find yourself getting positive vibes.
(3) Your friends don’t want to hang out with you:
This is the difficult part! Who wants to get left out by their friend circle? But nobody likes to be with someone who is always giving negative vibes. If you find yourself in such a situation, then it’s time you start connecting with your friends, give them positive vibes, talk about happy things and you will come around soon.
(4) You don’t feel any emotion:
Emotions make us humane. If we stop feeling them, we stop being ourselves. Feeling no emotion at all, withdrawing oneself from the joys and sorrows of this world, we are evoking negativity. It’s a warning sign that your soul needs serious cleansing.
(5) You get annoyed by other’s happiness:
You can’t stand others’ happiness. You feel miserable when you find people around you smiling and laughing.
According to story-teller and copy-writer Dawn Gluskin, most happy people believe that it’s impossible to control what is happening around us but we can control the way we perceive these things, how we think, feel and react to situations. It is this kind of thought and action which determines the quality of our lives.
Happiness is meant to be infectious; it can’t give anyone sorrow. Meditate and seek the help of your support system in order to get away from this negative thought.
(6) You become the victim everywhere:
It’s unfortunate that we become victims at various phases of our lives but if you become the victim at every single place, then it’s a warning sign that your soul needs detoxing. You always find that someone has done something wrong against you. You look into the negative side of all the things. Leave them. Instead, focus on the optimistic side of everything.