Let's face it. We are living in a Golden Age of haters.TV, radio, movies are all chock full of conflict and negativity.   And then there is the capital city of Haterdelphia, the Internet. Which is basically a breeding ground for a super species of negative people who feed of off making people upset.   Quick tip- If you wouldn't say it to someone's face, don't put it on the Internet.   So here's is what I came up with to combat all the stress and negativity that we are surrounded with.   A Negativity Detox Program   Many of you have already tried the 21 Day Belly Blast program that detoxes your body of processed and junk foods. That works great, but if you are stressed you will not be able to lose fat. That was covered more in depth here --->Faucets determine fat loss   But many of you let me know you are still struggling with ways to beat stress. Over the next 10 weeks I will offer one challenge every Monday for the week. The purpose of these challenges will be to purge you of the negative influences in your life and replace them with new positive thoughts and actions.   To many of you this may sound silly, I understand. But if you are willing to trust me and just give it a try, you will be amazed at how much better you will feel.   First Week Challenge   Might as well start with one of the toughest ones first. When you are riding in the car this week, do not listen to the radio, talk on the cell phone, text, or anything other than drive.   A lot of the stress we have in our lives is from sensory overload. Stop what you are doing right now and just pay attention to all that is going on around you right now. AC blowing, radio on, people talking, lights flashing, etc...   There is a lot going on! You may not notice it, but your body does and all of that adds up. Give your body a break. Now if you have to handle work or kid related things in the car, I understand. The goal is to get 30 minutes a day of as much quiet as you can. You can do that at home or anywhere else as well.   Use that time to plan out your day or week, plan your meals for the day, pray, meditate, problem solve, or whatever you need to do. You will be amazed at how much clearer your thoughts are without Ke$ha blasting in the background.   Try it and let me know what you think. This is your challenge for the week.