As I continue in my quest to improve my sleep, I’ve been paying more attention to how I feel, to how my body feels.
I started noticing just how tense I am, how tense I spend my days and how very tense I am at bed time. It’s no wonder I have such diffficulty sleeping these past few years.
Sometimes, I catch myself holding my breath..in anticipation? I can’t quite describe it..I can inhale deeply but then I almost hold myself back from exhaling fully. It’s weird. I know it’s not unique to me. Coz in many guided meditations I hear directions to practice belly breathing as opposed to chest breathing, instructions to breathe deeply, to let go of the tension, to release tension and so on and so forth.
I am really excited to become aware of this. I don’t know yet how to address it other than just gently exhaling just a little fuller breathe by breathe during my guided meditations, or as I try to sleep, or when I remember at work. To continue learning more and to practice the breathe.
I’m also trying a few mood relaxers and stress relievers. I just added 5htp and magnesium to my daily supplements.
I didn’t do any formal exercise today but I did do a number of chores around the house.
I feel hopeful And in a way empowered that I’m taking ownership of my own health and wellness. And I’m proud of myself too.
#healthandwellness #mindfullness #hope