• Lyman Montgomery

3 Ways to Effectively Detox Your Mind


In this fast-paced world, it is common to come across people who are negative, depressed and ‘toxic’. They’re filled with negative energy and lash out at others over trivial issues.


All one needs to do is get on social media sites such as Facebook to witness the swarms of people who hurl insults and vitriol at others over political and religious issues.

Even videos that are meant for entertainment have negative comments from ‘haters’ and those who seek to police the planet. Very often, the root cause of these issues is a mind that is hurt, angry, sad, depressed or immature.


In this article, we’ll look at 3 ways to detox your mind. Like the saying goes, “Hurt people hurt people.” The goal here will be to provide you with an outlet to vent your frustrations, clean up your life and bring some semblance of order and peace to it.

  • Journaling

Making time to journal can seem like a monumental task. Yet, this is one of the best ways to detox your mind. The writing process can be cathartic and help you to vent your feelings on paper.


Ideally, you should journal in a book and not on a computer. There’s something about the writing process that’s ‘magical’. After all, typing on the computer is no different from venting on social media.


Write down your feelings, problems, pain, etc. Write it all down. If you’ve seen something online that aggravates you, write your response on a piece of paper. Leave it on your desk for thirty minutes and go about your day. When you come back later, read your comment and in almost all cases, you’ll just crumple the paper and toss it aside realizing that it was a pointless endeavor to comment in the first place.


Apply the practice of journaling and writing down your feelings daily. This is one of the most effective ways to calm you down and clear your mind.

  • Routines

It may seem ironic that fixed routines actually give you more freedom. We’re not talking about a regimented military schedule that soldiers have to rigorously follow.

What we’re talking about are fixed times to sleep, eat, work, etc. Your life needs to have some order in it. It’s even more important if you work for yourself.


Many people wrongly believe that a routine restricts them. They want to do what they want, when they want. Their weekends are usually a time to just kick back and relax.

They wake up late, eat whatever they feel like, do whatever they want, and by Monday, they’re feeling horrible and also dread going back to work. It’s no wonder that statistically, Mondays see the most heart attacks.


Create a routine for yourself and stick to it. It doesn’t have to be harsh and inflexible, but it should help you to live in a way that’s not confusing, haphazard or messy.

  • Change

While routines are great, variety is the spice of life. So, go on a short holiday when you can. Try out new activities that you haven’t before. Meet a friend that you haven’t seen in ages. Take a walk by the beach. Do something that’s fun and which gives you a mental break from the humdrum and monotony of daily life. This spark of change will leave you feeling mentally refreshed happy.


To conclude, apply these 3 methods into your life and you’ll be able to detox your mind. The goal is to give you some mental clarity, peace and happiness. That’s really what it’s all about.

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