How do you 'reboot' yourself?

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I'm sure we all have those moments where we just need to take a step back from everyday life and give our brain a little reset. I'm also sure that we all have our separate routines and go-to's in those moments to help us take that relaxing period away from everyday stresses. So, how do you 'reboot' yourself? For me, I like to just sit myself in a dark room, in my comfy clothes and hunker down in bed. It helps me to feel safe in a manner of speaking, it's comfy and just allows me to block out most things - even if it's just for 15-20 minutes. For larger scale issues, I've always been a fan of just booking a cheap flight (pre-COVID) and visiting somewhere away from where my stresses are occurring - some of my most relaxing moments have stemmed from such trips.

So, how do you take that time to reboot? What's your method?
 

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I'm in a similar position -- I like to be alone by myself in a safe room. I like to not exactly meditate, but contemplate things, try and get outside of my head if I can, and let the thoughts disappear. If that doesn't work, then crawling into bed and just spending time there can do it. Reading a book, listening to music, watching a film, any of these things can serve as a good distraction, as well.
 

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How do you people meditate for a long ? I have tried. All those stupid ideas come to mind exactly when we close our eyes. We suddenly remember all the things we need to, at the very moment.

I have had luck too. Early morning, just after we wake. The mind seems much more relaxed and can afford some silent moment.
 

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How do you people meditate for a long ? I have tried. All those stupid ideas come to mind exactly when we close our eyes. We suddenly remember all the things we need to, at the very moment.

I have had luck too. Early morning, just after we wake. The mind seems much more relaxed and can afford some silent moment.
It's not easy to clear the mind, that's for sure. That's why other distractions are equally important.
 

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That's why other distractions are equally important.

What else ? Almost every doctor is particular about meditating. And they will ask you to try again and again even if you fail. They will also want subjects not to sleep during the daytime. But they ask this after feeding a lot of mild sedatives. So people find it really hard to not take some help from their cosy bed.
 

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What else ? Almost every doctor is particular about meditating. And they will ask you to try again and again even if you fail. They will also want subjects not to sleep during the daytime. But they ask this after feeding a lot of mild sedatives. So people find it really hard to not take some help from their cosy bed.
Music helps, books are fantastic. Anything that can occupy your mind and put you in a different mindset. If you've ever heard of Jon Henrik Fjallgren, he signs Joiks and they're so soothing, so calming...he helps to get you into a different mindspace when struggling, and that can help a great deal!

 

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How do you people meditate for a long ? I have tried. All those stupid ideas come to mind exactly when we close our eyes. We suddenly remember all the things we need to, at the very moment.

I have had luck too. Early morning, just after we wake. The mind seems much more relaxed and can afford some silent moment.
Honestly I cannot just sit down and meditate - I've tried it so many times and each time I just can't sit still and I cannot clear my head. That's fine of course, it's not for everyone - I've got my little routine and I know that works for me so that's what I personally stick to and I find that sort of clears my mind a little (or at least, my head allows it to be cleared!). I know what you mean about stupid ideas though, when I do tend to try I instead seem to find my mind filling up with the most random of stuff!
 

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Sleep is the best way for me to unwind and reset my mental state, although I struggle to sleep as it is so it's a tough process. I've found that'd best for me though.
 

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I play games and go into a fantasy world to escape reality. I know it's not the best, but it's good enough for me. I also used to play basketball, which was great but I am a bit overweight now and I have knee problems so I kinda toned it down a notch.
 
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