I have started taking rest periods everyday. Dr. Shoffner stated that I should take 4-5, 30 minute rest periods daily. You're probably thinking, "why do you need rest periods if you are in bed or on the couch all day everyday". Well, 95% of the energy we need comes from our mitochondria. That includes our cognitive activities as well. So, all this time I thought I was resting and conserving energy, I really wasn't. Even when I'm "resting" in bed and on the couch I am always reading, playing computer games (damn addictive Farmville), watching TV, or a combination of all three. So I am slowly working into actually resting 4 to 5 times a day. For my rest period, I go into my bedroom, close the blinds, turn off the light, lay down in bed, and listen to relaxing music on my ipod. The music I have been listening to is relaxing nature sounds and music. A few years ago my aunt gave me a couple of cds by Dean Evenson. I put them on my ipod for my rest periods and I thoroughly enjoy it. It really helps me relax. It reminds me of getting a massage. Oh, how I would love a massage right now.
The cds I have on my ipod are...
Dean Evenson - Healing Waters
Dean Evenson - Tao of Healing
Dan Gibson - Harmony
Now the other thing I need your help with. Does anyone have any recommendations for more relaxing music? I don't want singing. I love nature sounds, by themselves or with music. I do like what I have but I have a feeling that I will get sick of listening to the same thing 3-5 times a day quite quickly.
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Okay, that's the last question. Please comment if you have any recommendations or advice regarding the above topics.
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