Maybe you feel you don’t have the time to spend on yourself… after all, you’ve got so much to do.
Let your awareness go back to that time when you were calm and focused.
Yes, you remember… you were totally centred on what you were doing. And you were able to achieve so much so quickly. Why? You were relaxed in the moment, without a thought for all those things which normally stress you out.
Maybe it feels like an indulgence you can’t justify… there are people depending upon you, and you feel you should prioritise your time for them.
Let me ask you a question: have you ever been on an aeroplane?
Did you notice the instructions about what to do if the cabin loses pressure? The oxygen masks drop down from the ceiling, and you are told to put your mask on before helping others with theirs. The instructions usually show a mother putting hers on before helping her young child. If you try to put the child’s on first, and you pass out, then you’re both helpless.
You need to look after yourself first. Because if you don’t help yourself first, you will not be able to help others.
Or maybe you just don’t consider you need looking after… the fact is, you don’t have to feel stressed or unwell to benefit from preventative self-care. Think of it as an investment in your body and peace of mind. Much like how your car needs an MOT and a service regularly, it is worth investing in the upkeep of your body.
Floating provides many benefits to your general health, from reducing blood pressure and improving circulation, to helping you tackle stress and anxiety. We can all benefit from taking time out from our busy schedules, to relax and regain perspective. So go on, give yourself a break!
Editors note: the original version of this blog was published on 20th April 2017, but this part has been updated on 30th November 2017…
At the time we wrote this blog, we were building up to taking part in a fantastic event all about Wellbeing in the Forest of Dean. On Sunday 23rd April 2017 we had a stand at the Forest Activities Festival at Speech House, where there was all sorts of of exciting stuff going on. We were in the marquee, as part of a new group called Forest Wellbeing, which includes massage therapists, yoga instructors, and many more, all doing their wonderful work in the Forest of Dean area. There were taster sessions (eg. massage) and demonstrations. You can read more about the Forest Wellbeing marquee.
Find out more about how the Forest Wellbeing group came about.