In traditional societies people used prayer as a means of placing their soul in the hands of a greater power that could see them through the night.
Today parents often sit with their young children before bedtime reading them stories, maybe turning on a nightlight - also actions designed to ease their children into a safety zone for the night.
The concept of encapsulating worries - handing them off or tucking them away before sleep is a very powerful and useful modality for deep, refreshing and revitalizing rest.
It is a skill that we can all learn.
(See also: '4 Sure Fire Ways to Lower Stress!' 6/20/2014)
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun
FIVE STEPS FOR RELEASING WORRIES…
Allow yourself x amount of time to really get into all your hassles.
Act them out.
Tell them in 'gobble- de- gook'.
Create really good fantasies where necessary to punish evil doers in your midst. You know you've hit the 'release button' if you find yourself grinning!
Strategize. Plan and write out some steps for solving your dilemmas. Plot them on a calendar if that's your style.
Use your creativity to take yourself to a favorite beautiful place. Focusing on nature, even a picture of a sky or birds in flight can be amazingly tranquil.
Create your 'prayer'. We all have different belief systems. Honor your own by finding a moment of comfort and solace. Deep breathing always helps.
REMEMBER: You can pick up any of your burdens again tomorrow. Tonight is a time to allow your entire system to go into neutral.
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