QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering”
~ Steven Wright
But did you know that just sitting there, zoning out, and letting your mind wander peacefully complements our supplements for additional preventive heart and brain health?
Some call it “dissociation,” while others call it “mindfulness meditation” or “Zen.” It’s the state of being disconnected from everything. It calms the brain, so to speak, which in turn helps lower stress, anxiety and worry.
You don’t need to cross your legs, put your hands on your knees and go hummmmmm. Just sit, and think about nothing.
Stress, anxiety and worry are the three bad guys that causes a laundry list of health issues for the heart, brain – the entire cardiovascular system – including the central nervous system.
Sometimes you need to give your brain a break from life for a while. If you have some time right now, let’s do this together:
Find a quiet, peaceful place.
Once you have thought of where to go, simply sit down, and just let your mind wander aimlessly. Don’t think about anything specific (unless you want to think about positive imageries and affirmations, which is more about meditating).
Many people have found great results from zoning out in a dark, quiet place. They find it more peaceful. Their eyes wanders among the darkness; their imagination fills the darkness.
Being in a dark, quiet place reduces sounds and sights that activates the brain. The more the brain is “at rest,” the deeper the relaxation.
Creating Your Own Sensory Deprivation Tank
A sensory deprivation tank, is a lightless, soundproof tank that is filled with water at skin temperature. A person floats on the water while hearing and seeing nothing. Because there isn’t any stimuli coming in – sight, sounds and touch, other than the water – the brain goes into a very deep relaxation state.
Sensory deprivation tanks have become very popular. In fact, you may be able to find a center in your area. But you can (almost) create your own version by filling up your bathtub with lukewarm water, blocking out all light, putting in some ear plugs if needed, and “float” in the tub for a while.
You should block out as much light, sounds, scents and touch sensations as you can so your brain can go into deep relaxation.
Don’t Think of Negative Things, and Give it Time
In order for this to work, you have to not think about the bills or your jerk of a boss. It may take practice, but you can do it, because it really doesn’t take that much effort to let your mind wander into nothingness.
Also, like anything else you do to improve your health – taking our supplements, being more active, changing your diet… – the aftereffects takes time. Your body just can’t change on a dime.
How long it takes varies from person to person, but what’s the rush? It’s nice to be able to just sit in a quite (dark) place for a while every day or night.
The best time to do this could be just before going to bed.
Or maybe replacing one hour of TV watching with just sitting there?
TV could be one of the causes of (stress and anxiety) health issues all around us.
Look at all the crap and drama that goes on in that box.
But if you do want to meditate…
…write out positive statements that relaxes you, makes you feel better, and then repeat them to yourself (“positive affirmations”). Combine that with periods of letting your mind wander into nothingness.
Zoning out, or Mindfulness Meditation Combined
with Our Supplements is like a Therapeutic Tonic
Remember: stress, anxiety and worry are the main reasons for so many health issues, especially age-related issues. Being in a quiet state of mind complements our supplements for alternative-health therapy to support and then maintain a healthy mind and body for healthier aging.
Try them both if you are looking for a “better way” . . . an alternative for feeling better.
From the health and research team at Earth’s Pearl.