Try Floating to Clear Your Mind and Set Your Goals
Have you tried floating? For those of you that don’t know what I am talking about, floating is where you lay in a pool of water in a sensory deprivation chamber. I found out about it about a year ago.
The chamber is kind of like a bed jacuzzi with warm water. It has a high saline concentration so that when you lay down, you naturally float. To keep your head floating, they give you a halo to put on your head that keeps it from sinking.
It is a cool feeling. Inside the chamber, music plays and there is subtle light to create a soothing environment for the start of your time in the tank. Once you get comfortable, you push a button which informs the staff that you are ready.
After about five minutes, the music dies down and the lights turn off, leaving you in darkness for about 50 minutes. They then turn the lights and music back on for the five remaining minutes in an hour-long session.
I know that this might sound weird, but the reason why I do it is that it allows me to be away from my devices during that time. I do it once a month to escape all the noise—the pinging from Facebook notifications, Instagram notifications, text messages, etc. It is all gone, and you are in silence with your thoughts.
At first, I will admit, it was difficult because my mind was racing. I was always thinking about deals, how I can help my team, what I can do to try to make things better, or how to make things grow. It is hard to silence all of that and get away from it. But, it is so important today to be able to separate yourself from that, which is why I do it. I go with the intention of thinking about my goals and work.
It is something that I think you should take a look at and consider. If goals are something that are going to matter to you, find a place where you can think about those goals. Maybe you go to a meditation garden, which I also do, or you want to try floating. Wherever it is, you want to be able to think about whether you’re on track or any adjustments need to be made.
I go there for the hour, and then after the hour, I journal. I write down thoughts. Every single time, I come up with ideas that I think are really good.
It helps me expand my thinking be encouraging me to think about different things. I think about my kids, my friendships, my career, my clients, and my team.
This is just one of those things that has really helped me, so I encourage you to check it out. If you have any questions about it, just ask. And, if you have any real estate needs, don’t hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to assist in any way that I can.