5 Ways and More to Engage in Internal Spring Cleaning aka Regular Detox



Living in an urban area that is dense with people, pollution, and noise can be stressful, draining, and spiritually toxic. Thankfully, there are parks to help break up the human cacophony and offer some oxygen and green space…However, sometimes even a walk in the park is not enough.


This is when regular cleansing comes in handy. Having a monthly cleansing routine is a something great to look forward to. Cleansing of the physical and spiritual body can really help you to give yourself a reset, analyze your life direction, assess your emotions, and look deeply at your health and well-being. Believe it or not, a lot of physical ailments are kicked off due to unchecked emotional or psychic distress. Not all people or places we come in contact with are helpful, or seek for us to be our best. There are a lot of negative breeding bottom feeders in the world, who find the greatest joy in bringing you stress, misery, and keeping you in a state of either fear, negativity and hurt.

Stop feeding the psychic vampires who leech away your light. Let your light shine, but do seek to protect and heal yourself on the regular with a cleanse.


Unplug from the internet and your phone for a full day if you can. Avoid watching or listening to the news, except for maybe the weather. Turn on some music that is peaceful, or makes you feel upbeat. Take a long relaxing bath or shower. Consider using a salt scrub with some lemon, which have detoxifying and purifying effects on the body. Think positive thoughts, write down positive affirmations, and assess your future goals.

Visualize a pure white protective light covering your body and removing negativity from your mind, heart, and body. Say a prayer or positive mantra that is from your chosen practice, if you have one. Reclaim your space in the world. Reclaim your right to walk peacefully on your path, and let no negativity rent space in your mind, heart, body, or place. Do some cleaning of your living space, and work quarters too if you can. Get a plant to bring in some good energy of Mother Nature.


Cacti make great protective plants and can be rather low maintenance, if you are unsure of your green thumb. Just be in a state of mind and go about your day in a way that will recharge your batteries, affirm your existence and right to be, and trust in the positive energies that you are cultivating.


Eat some healthy natural foods if possible. Consider drinking some carrot juice, wheat grass, or some type of veggie/fruit blend. Drinking pure water is a definite YES! As we are over 70% water, too often we neglect our body by drinking too much soda, coffee, juices, tea, and not just good old fashioned water. Yes, because pollution is an issue… seek to drink reverse osmosis filtered water, distilled water ( with lemon for a short-term cleanse), or spring water.


If you can, keep up your cleanse for a 24 hour, weekend, or 3 day period. Eating a diet that contains more fiber, vegetables, and fruit will not leave you feeling weighed down. Seek to drink at least 10 to 12 glasses of water daily. Wear breathable clothing that doesn’t leave you feeling restricted. Relax. Be mindful of your thoughts. Taking your life into your hands to give yourself a chance to rest, recharge your batteries, and retrain your thoughts and patterns to a path of positive generation is possible.

Remember, everything is a matter of taking small steps daily, until they become a habit. We reap the reward of compounded interest over time, thanks to the time and energy that we invest in ourselves with whatever work we prioritize. Take some time out for a cleanse, and watch your life change!



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Grit N Vinegar is the home of emerging writer, Alex Smith. Focusing on short stories, flash fiction, and poetry, Alex has been published in Sick Lit Magazine and often seeks out new places to submit her writing. Find me @gritNvinegar on Twitter!

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