So it's Wednesday and between working for my new job, starting this show, planning some events, health issues, being a Mom and a million other things, I needed to de-stress. Big time. I also haven't had a chance yet to blog about floating which just so happens to be my new job so I killed two birds with one stone today and floated to relax and to blog about it too
First of course please realize I do work at H2Om Float so I do have love for the place for that reason alone BUT this post isn't me as an employee. This post is me as a busy worker, entrepreneur and mama. Floating is simply LIFE.
I'd been thinking about it for days.. wanting to just get in a pod room, stick those ear buds in, shower off and crawl into the warm welcoming water for a complete hour of peace, quiet and pure bliss. I wanted an hour where my body didn't hurt, no one needed me for anything, the phone wasn't buzzing and my mind could just let go.
Every day was filled with work, events, kids practices & games.. every day a new obstacle would prevent me from that hour of happiness. We are always on the go.
Today I said no more! Today was the day I was going to block off an hour for ME. An hour to allow myself, my mind and my body, to have a little time to unwind. After grabbing a couple of coffees at Dunkin Donuts, yes there's an addiction, and chatting with my coworker for a bit, I closed myself up in a room, stuck those ear buds in, showered off and slipped away...
Of course my brain kept yelling wait! The first 15 minutes of floating for me is usually filled with thoughts of EVERYTHING I need to do. I chastise myself and begin focusing on breathing... I feel like deep breathing allows me to change my mental direction. So after a little deep breathing I stretched my arms out, spreading my fingers and just stayed smiling. I felt good. I told myself an hour of floating was deserved. I told myself I needed this time, this energy, this healing for my mind and body.
The remainder of my float was mostly filled with creative thoughts, visualizing different colors and occasionally thinking of some business ideas. I believe it may be impossible for me to turn off the brain to business completely but this is definitely one of the best ways to just simply relax.
I left from my float feeling amazing. Spent some time with hubby on his lunch and I've been home since working on this blog.. just mellow and my body feels better than it has in days. I am grateful to have this now in my city. I am so excited to now be an advocate for the benefits of floating...
Take some time for you, grab a float in whatever city you are in. Your mind AND your body will thank you!
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