You cannot detox your mind if you do not know yourself. This is the first and important process of letting unhealthy habits and thoughts go. When you have a tooth ache, you go to the dentist. First, the dentist takes an X-ray of your mouth, so they can see which one needs to come out. Otherwise, the dentist would pulled each tooth then ask if you feel better. Know who you are before you detox your mind. Here are three reasons why this is important.
Tchiki Davis, Ph.D.( 2021) wrote, “Knowing ourselves is such an important part of our well-being that letting go of something central to the way we see ourselves can be scary.” It is no reason to be afraid. Fear is an emotion that I think all of us have experienced. Be brave and take a deep look yourself. That is the only way you can start healing.
“To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.” This famous quote is often attributed to Socrates. But what exactly do you know when you “know yourself?’, said Seller (2016). Wisdom helps you realize your negative emotions. Once we take a deep look at ourselves, we can then began to learn ways to live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling.
Knowing yourself helps you to control your negative emotions. Tartakovsky, MS said, “We may lash out at loved ones, driving a wedge between us. We may cling to toxic habits (and people). We may avoid taking on exciting projects, fearing failure or humiliation.” If you want to protect yourself from embarrassment and drama, check yourself.
Detoxing your mind is central to our well-being, it helps us gain wisdom, and control negative emotions. 2022 should be the year of letting go. Before you start trying to eliminate toxic habits, learn yourself.