How to Relax Effectively?
I used to lay awake until well after 0200 in the morning. No matter what I did, I was unable to relax effectively.
Some days I would struggle to keep up with my to-do list and continue the cycle the following night. I was like I was the only person in the world that could not get the right amount of rest that my body, mind and soul needed.
You see the thing was, I ignored what I was eating foods that contain a large amount of sugar. Too many foods that contained excessive amounts of fats and trans-fat. And deep-fried meals that contained so much oil that I even after finishing remnants glistened off my lips and the tips of my fingers.
Each night I lay awake feeling exhausted and in dire need of sleep. Only, I discounted the bad foods I had consumed, which led to many hours of restlessness for many years.
I was ignorant of my self-sabotage.
I have some nights where I can’t sleep but that’s down to my bedroom being too hot or my life going through something stressful.
How do I relax?
During the times I recognise that I need to relax, I do the following and I’m a proud advocate of the tips I’m now sharing:
- YouTube: Tuning in to Lo-fi Girl on YouTube, I love 99% of the tunes that are streamed. My favourite at the moment in time has to be Mount & Blade by HM Surf.
- Burning Incense: Dragons Blood is an amazing fragrance and immediately restores calm to my hectic times.
- Meditation: I’ve been meditating with Aventurine crystals. I feel more drawn to them lately than any other crystal.
- Drink Herbal Tea: A good friend of mine recommended having chamomile tea before bed. I’ve yet to try it but I believe her testimony.
We must remember that while we share the commonality of being human, our needs differ from one another.
For instance, while we all need to find ways in which to relax effectively, no one rule will apply to everyone. Therefore, although I have shared my advice above, it is what works for my body. You may find that going for a run or watching soothing visualisations help you better.
Try different methods until you find out what works best for you.