Learning to relax the body

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

One Comment Add yours

  1. Chella says:

    I’m proud of you as well for continuing to try and not giving up…you are an inspiration to many! I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers for better sleep each day😋😏

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