I sit here on a rainy day to reflect. As my dog awkwardly stairs and judges me as I talk into my phone sitting by the fireplace listening to the rain. It is so nice to be able to take a break and just come downstairs that’s one of the luxuries I have from working at home.
Many people may not realize this as I sit here and post Instagram stories of random goofiness and coffee shops..That despite all of that I actually have a full-time job where I work for an insurance broker. I work a full 8 hour day on top of putting out the most premium of content for all of my viewers. JK if you are nice enough to actually read my blog posts you know this bish is lazy af.
However, It’s easy to get carried away with social media the numbers of followers, the likes, the amount of post, the content.. the list goes on and on – while I try not to consume my life with it – sometimes it seems I too get carried away. I don’t know if other people have this issue especially others in the blogging network but it’s hard to know when to turn it off.
I’ve decided I need to stop and enjoy the moment rather than share it with Instagram a lot more often than I do. So that is my new resolution for myself – a personal goal I’ve set. Obviously I am not stopping since this is a blog post and I probably shared it on my Instagram however I am going to start working on being more in the moment. If I get a picture then yay if not it’s ok.
I have also been trying to self reflect a lot lately and find ways to meditate. I was recently invited to Fayetteville to try out a floating shanti. You may be wondering what exactly is a floating shanti and so was I. It is basically like a large salt tub that mimics the Dead Sea and does not allow you to sink. You effortlessly float for 60 minutes with or without lights.
Personally 60 Minutes was a little long for me because I am easily bored BUT it felt amazing just to let my body effortlessly lay there without any weight or stress. I noticed immediately on my drive home that there was less tension in my neck and shoulder region – which is a huge problem area for me as I sit at a desk most of the day. If you are easily able to turn off your mind this will be a great way for you to relax and meditate if you have back pain this is another way to take pressure off and I’ve heard it’s great pain management!
Just a brief overview of how everything goes down: you come into a very quiet spa like atmosphere remove your shoes and put on their custom rubber slippers on, they will take you to your float room where are you will shower with shampoo and soap only that they provide, then you will wipe all of the water off your face so nothing is distracting you while floating, insert earplugs that they also provide and use this ointment on any cuts or scrapes so that the salt does not burn you- you then get into your float tank where you will lay on your back for 60 minutes they provide you a little float ring that you rest your head on – it does not look like it’s enough to support your head but I promise it is!! You do not have to try to float at all so for those of you who cannot swim this is not an issue I tried to sink & it did not work! LOL! But seriously! – after you were done they will turn all of the lights on inside the tank to let you know your session has ended. You will get back in the shower and you can use all of the products they have – towels and robes, combs, hair dryers – everything you need to get ready to leave!
I’ve linked their website here: FloatingShanti for those interested!
Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week! Stay positive and float on 😉 sorry if the grammar and punctuation suck but I did this post via talk to text. Busy lady on the moves!
Xo keen vibes ✌🏼