I started this post for Tina Schell’s Lens-Artists’ theme of “TAKING A BREAK” earlier this month (here) – I did not have a chance to finish it – so here it is today.
Doesn’t that tree look like it is resting – and taking a break??
As many readers know – a lot of Summer 2019 has included resting up to healing injured ribs, and neck whiplash, from a minor car accident I was in this past June.
Here are some things that help me take a break and rest up:
#1: Heating Pads/ Neck Wraps
#2: Source Naturals Wellness Resistance Formula (here — and side note- this is not an affiliate plug – I just like this item).
#3 Near infrared Light Therapy
Some folks are adding Near Infrared light-therapy bulbs to their home saunas because of the healing properties from light therapy.
We added the bulbs to our sauna this summer – and I know it has helped me recover faster..
…..NEAR OR FAR INFRARED?
We went with NEAR….
I don’t know too much about the difference between near and far infrared – but my son researched it (a lot) and said “near” was the way to go.
This next image shows other options for various infrared LIGHT THERAPY.
If you do not have a home sauna – you can also find ways to use the bulbs and just make sure you turn around and expose your body evenly to the light source. Check online for options because I am now a firm believer.
#4: Take a Break to do some Intentional Breathing.
I might have shared this square breathing video before – but need to share it again because square breathing, also called box breathing, really helps you relax and cools down the body so the parasympathetic nervous system can help you rest and digest.
When I'm not plotting my next book, I watch movies and television programs, both new and old, on Acorn TV, Amazon, BritBox, Hulu, Apple TV, and Netflix. Afterward, I write reviews and scatter popcorn kernels. Whatever floats your remote is fine with me.