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relaxing system for getting to bed

Makena2010-07-05 04:06:46 +0000 #1
Can somebody give me a step by step relexing system I could use before bed. I keep obessing about keeping my ipods, watches, sunglasses in mint condition and they are like controling my life into make me feel bad. I try to accept things as is, to flow and not fight work or other things that I find neg or inconvince. And to keep my mind to force on the present moment in time. Will mediting help to get rid of these obsessive thought patterns?
justwannabe2010-07-05 04:19:05 +0000 #2
what I do

turn tv off at 10:30 around which time I would shower. after that I do some reading and sometimes writing while drinking some calming tea like chamomile. I do this for 45 or so minutes. giving myself down time where I focus on self and dont have the tv on helps me to relax.

after this I am usually wound down enough to fall asleep. I dont use stimulants like caffeine, etc.. If you do I would suggest you stop before 5 pm
Makena2010-07-05 04:22:28 +0000 #3
sounds almost simlar. I try tea in the afternoon. A hard workout of steper, and mechical wts helps me to relex. I been getting into bed and getting into corpse pose and then I relax each part of my body and then do the counting of the breaths and then go to bed. I keep having those obsessive thoughts about my ipod is in mint condition or not and my watch, sunglasses and I can't seem to get rid of that worry some feeling. If someone could tell me a perfect system to help me heal. I be the happiest man on earth.
justwannabe2010-07-05 04:46:16 +0000 #4
well remember that there are 8 limbs of yoga. I dont know what you are doing but all things in yoga should be addressed. I am currently reading VASITHAS YOGA and it addresses concerns about life. studying a book like this will challenge your thought process when it comes to things like this. Also, look at your post and what you are writing. You obsess over perfection of your material stuff and you ask for the perfect system of going to bed. YOu will not find the perfect system so maybe a good practice for you would be to adapt an imperfect system and learn how to make that work. I hope you understand I am not trying to be negative in any way. In yoga, just poses will not get you to the promise land so to speak, they will help yes but you also have to change your mind on how you see life. Does meditation help, yes that can as well, does discussion like this help, sure can. I recommend a book that challenges you. I personally like the one I am reading, you may like something else.

Weights bring on muscular energy and muscular energy is something you may have a little too much of. do a google search on muscle and organic energy. Adding organic energy can add flow to your life instead of so much force. You seem to be more forcefull and that brings on the perfectionists behavior. So while working with weights may release certain chemicals to make you feel better in the moment, it may be counterproductive for you.

Also, maybe you could do some practices that can alleviate some of the perfectionists behavior. Throw a towel on the floor and leave it there all day. Wash your car and leave the water on it for water spots, then ask yourself if one towel on the floor really matters. I am not suggesting to live like a pig, but to realize that some things just dont matter that much. Writting this and thinking about it is good for me as well. so thanks, Yoga is like a soup, just one ingredient wont do

Good luck

seeker
Makena2010-07-05 05:26:20 +0000 #5
Well I am wanting a relaxing method to help stop being perfect and worrying and getting up set if a strach or smear occurrs. I did do what you said in the last post I had a ginger tea and I took a shower plus went out with family to have chininse food. Asia food aways makes me feel better. Does the book you are reading address this problem? How do I view life differentlly? Can you explain more on the wts and how it makes it counterproductive. I have notice that it does make me want more and more fun. I get very concern about the qty constrication of the item I am buying. gees this is example of perfection. well thanks for the advice I think the more we talk about this topic and if any body else can put their two cents in I would like that very much.
Ninelle2010-07-05 05:49:49 +0000 #6
Have you tried any tapes for meditation/relaxation?Guided meditation usually helps me to unwind, normally I do not have trouble falling asleep.With the thought patterns - how about some positive affirmations? I have tried and they really do help. Let me know if you are interested, there is a good book on that.
Makena2010-07-05 05:51:16 +0000 #7
yeah I am interested in these tapes. Can you download into a ipod nano? what is the name of the book and is it on amzon. I been keeping a joural booklet and I list good events I am going to do. I keep writing think postive, think in the present moment, keep center, accept things, events , poeple as they are. and finally I write postive thoughts in list format.

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