If you ask ten people what the most important thing you can do for your health is, you'll most likely get ten different answers.
You'll hear things like:
- Eat healthy foods
- Drink plenty of water
- Get enough sleep
Or, more specific suggestions like
- Avoid processed foods
- Take probiotics
- Don't smoke
- Manage your stress
These lists could go on for days, but the one factor that will make or break any of your attempts toward health is in between the lines––consistency.
Anything related to your health needs to be done routinely, some things with greater frequency than others. Brushing your teeth, for example, is one you're hopefully repeating at least twice a day. And you probably don't think twice about it, but what about stress management?
Do you occasionally treat yourself to a massage or a day without plans? How long do the effects last? Unfortunately, many people don't get the physical and mental relaxation they need often enough to sustain the results between massages or days off.
If you've been neglecting your health in any way, be it falling out of your exercise routine or letting your stress get out of hand, it will take more than one workout to get back on track.
One workout feels good but to have a real impact, you know you have to exercise regularly. Same thing with drinking water; if you don't keep it up, you won't stay hydrated.
So why do so many people feel like stress management and self-care is a luxury? Hustle culture in the U.S. is definitely a culprit, no doubt, but more and more stressed-to-the-max Americans are pushing back over the past year.
Now you'll see encouragement to create boundaries, try meditation, turn off your phone, and unapologetically put yourself first. This can be challenging with a house full of people vying for your attention so, our clients love that they can escape to the float pod and go offline for an hour.
Like picking up an exercise routine, you'll feel the effects from your first time, but it may take a few times to get the complete experience, and actual results come with consistency. For example, one floater told us she noticed soft skin and the ability to return to the "relaxed floating state when I felt stress... but I floated weekly for three months... it didn't happen immediately."
Floating is most valuable on a once- or twice-weekly schedule. If you feel like you don't have the time to float each week, we have two things to say:
First, you're worth it! Taking care of yourself is not indulgent so, when you think that you have to prioritize everyone else first, think again. You can't be everything you need want to be if you feel like rubbish.
Second, we know the I don't have time thought process all too well and put together our best tips for making the most of your time so you can take care of yourself without moving mountains.