• Jamie Shakotko

Recharge By Doing Nothing

One of my favorite ways to revive and recharge is having sand between my toes, relaxing on the beach. Unfortunately beach vacations don’t happen nearly as often as I’d like them to.

Recently, I was in the middle of my float session and I found my imagination taking me back to the beach. Fleauxt is a place where I can breathe in the salty air and float effortlessly on 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt water. In the float room, I do nothing, see nothing, hear nothing and touch nothing. It’s just me and my mind. I should have been relaxed and revived, just like at the beach. But on this particular day, I wasn’t relaxed. I was about 10 minutes into my float when I couldn’t shut off my mind. I remember thinking, “I don’t have time for this. I have things to do. Maybe I should just get out and get back to work?”

Just as I was about to exit the float tub, it hit me—if I can’t spend one hour with myself, why would anyone else want to spend time with me? It was, for me, a true epiphany.

As a busy mom and business owner, I tend to take care of myself after everyone else is taken care of. Honestly, I even make sure my animals are taken care of before myself. I will put off getting my hair cut, but have no issues scheduling a grooming session for my Shih-poo pup, Reese. Why is that? After speaking with a few friends, I realized I am not the only one who puts themselves last.

Imagine, just for a moment—doing nothing. Does it make you have a mini-panic attack or is it something you long for? It’s time to realize that “doing nothing” is a necessity. We have to remember that taking time for ourselves is not selfish. Self-care is one of the most powerful ways to be the best we can be.

#floating #floatationtherapy #fleauxt #BatonRouge

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