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Letting Go Of Mental Overload

After a full day of being out in the world, experiences, words exchanged, and stories we have heard continue to play out in our heads. Even when you lay down to unwind and go to sleep, in the quietness of the night, your mind continues to process all the input of the day.

Often, this can leave us feeling almost harassed. A feeling of unease can settle in consciously and unconsciously, making it difficult to sleep.

All too often, the activities we choose to help us relax only add to the business of our minds. Watching TV or a movie, reading a book, and talking to a friend or spouse involve taking in more information.

I’m not saying these activities are unsuitable, but this week I encourage you to choose an experience that gives you a break from mental stimulation.

Instead, how about choosing an activity such as taking a walk, doing some stretching exercises, meditating, or doing a deep breathing exercise? Or my favorite decompressing practice is to sit out under the stars with a cup of turmeric and ginger tea looking up at the beautiful night sky.

Choose an activity that slows your mental activity down and allows the mind to relax and release the unnecessary clutter of the day.

Setting aside time to clear the mind once a day creates a ritual that becomes second nature and helps us release the clutter of the day and relax into a good night’s sleep.

Such a habit also makes us increasingly more open to perceiving the world with freshness and newness as we awake the following day.

What do you do to decompress for the night? Leave in the comments below!

Nancy Gentle Boudrie, Owner and Founder of Awaken With Light, Inc. is a Self-Development Specialist, Inner Peace Expert, Radio Podcaster, Usui Reiki master and teacher, Certified Angel Intuitive®, Integrated Energy Therapy® Advanced Practitioner, as well as a certified meditation instructor and practitioner.

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