Floating Every Day for 30 Days - A Blog By Becca B.

Our very own Becca floated every day for 30 days.  It seems like an amazing, and maybe transformational experience for her.  Below is her journal of the experience.  At the end, you'll find a way to take advantage of the benefit of back to back floats yourself!

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Day 4

Greetings, Earthlings! I am Becca, and I am floating every day for 30 days. Throughout this journey, I will be updating you on the effects I feel from floating, and how it is affecting my daily life.

I would like to start out by saying that I am so grateful for this opportunity, and that floating once a month or so has already had a huge impact on my life. I was diagnosed with Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder all in 2016. The thought of being in a sensory deprivation tank used to be one of my BIGGEST fears because the last thing I wanted to do was to be left alone with my brain. However, this summer I had worked on my meditation practice, which lead me to gain confidence to schedule my first float in August. Since then, I have grown a passion for floating. It has, along with meditation and yoga, for the most part pretty much healed my symptoms of panic disorder, and more! Never say never!

Since I began floating once a day, I have been waking up every morning immediately in a great mood. I find myself smiling in contentment throughout the day, as well. I notice that the longer that I have been doing it, the more random, happy moments I am getting of absolute gratitude for the simplest things. I am also MUCH calmer, to say the least. I pretty much feel no symptoms of my GAD. I am much more grounded than usual. This is causing my to feel NO symptoms of my Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder.

Overall, regarding my mind, I feel as though I am in a light meditative state throughout the day. I feel very much in control of my contentment and calmness.

-Physically, I feel no soreness/pain in any of my muscles. I feel at my best physical self.

-Energy-wise, I have been waking up every day ready to start my responsibilities, which is not like me at all (I am not a morning person at all.)

-For sleeping, I am getting much more restful sleeps with waking up throughout the night at most once. (I normally have restless sleeps with multiple waking occurrences). I am also falling asleep much faster. (Since I was a child, it would always take me hours to fall asleep. Now it's been down to 15 minutes or so).

Thank you for reading this, and if you would like to see what floating can do for you, come stop by!

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Day 9

Here is another update from Becca, who is floating for at least an hour once a day for 30 days. It is now day 9!

- Overall, I am VERY relaxed. Still no symptoms of Panic Disorder, Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder, and finally NO symptoms of General Anxiety Disorder.

- I have noticed I am becoming the “observer of my thoughts & emotions” more so and more consistently than any other point in my life.

- However, it seems that there is not much mental chatter in my brain anymore. I fall into a deep meditation EXTREMELY easily & quickly now compared to before. Plus, I am now comfortable with this. Towards the beginning, I would be thinking of when or when not to get out, but now I feel like I can stay content in there forever.

- There is a greater appreciation for the “big picture” of life. Everything is relating to it for me. This is causing me to appreciate very little things, as well as not let little things bother me (like traffic).

- I am not only falling asleep still very easily with amazing deep sleeps, but I am also noticing that I now fall asleep on my back. (My whole life, I have had to sleep on my side to fall asleep. Apparently it is healthier to lie on your back.)

- I still feel physically in my best shape with no muscle soreness/tightness. Also, my shoulders and neck no longer tense up throughout the day - they stay relaxed consistently.

- My caffeine consumption is getting even lower. (If I have even just one cup of coffee, now I normally do not finish it.)

- I do not feel hungry as often, and I find myself craving water and fruit a lot more.

Thank you so much for following this journey with me! I will keep you updated!

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Day 14

Hello, beautiful people!! Here is another update from Becca, who is floating for at least an hour once a day for 30 days. It is now day 14!

- I feel like a completely different person. Things that normally would have set me off on anxiety attacks has not! No symptoms of Panic Disorder, Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder.

- I can’t stress enough that my mood is overall elevated.

- My initial reactions are now calm. One silly example is of how jumpy I used to be. The lovely owner of Float, Tom, has been surprise scaring me, testing to see my reaction. Nada. I am not phased at all anymore, whereas someone just walking into a room unexpectedly would make me jump.

- My meditative practice of being the observer of my thoughts in my daily life has strengthen even more.

- I drop into meditation A LOT quicker and deeper.

- I am continuing to feel more connected to the “big picture”, regarding goals, not letting little things bother me, etc.

- Consistently falling asleep very quickly, deeply, and on my back.

- My caffeine consumption is still down to barely anything. (None or barely one cup.)

- I still feel in my best physical shape, no soreness/tension in neck/shoulders.

- I am still craving water and fruit A LOT more than usual.

Thank you so much for following this journey with me! I will keep you updated!

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Day 19

Hello, everyone! Here is another update from Becca, who is floating for at least an hour once a day for 30 days. It is now day 19!

- I have consistently been having no symptoms of Panic Disorder, Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder.

- I am very thankful for floating everyday at this time of the year specifically because finals week is coming up. I have not been stressing NEARLY as much as I usually do at this time. I used to complain constantly about school during this time, as well, but I have been seeing the bright side more clearly to everything I have been doing! I am realizing that my life is up to me, and to see my responsibilities as opportunities to learn and be grateful!

- My meditation practice continues to grow even stronger! I drop in so much deeper with little distractions in my own brain.

- It is continuing to carry out through my daily life, as well. I am much more mindful of my thought patterns, and I have not been coping with avoiding or acting impulsively in response to certain things that I used to do. I have been letting myself feel emotions without judgement, similar to thoughts during meditation, and after they come they end up leaving seamlessly. It’s very refreshing and healing.

- I find myself very happy in moments that used to bother me (like traffic, lines, or anything that used to be a nuisance.) Living life more so as the observer than my thoughts, I now find it quite comical how predictable thoughts and human reactions are to situations. I am realizing that life is what you make it, so to view those situations with appreciation often cause me to laugh/feel ecstatic to be alive!

- I am shocked at how consistently I have been falling into deep sleeps EASILY once I try. (Still on my back, when I used to sleep only on my side.)

- My caffeine consumption is still low (usually none to one cup a day). However, I have actually tried to drink a 16oz of coffee to get homework done quickly one day (like I said, finals week is coming up). It was difficult to finish the coffee, but I still fell asleep very easily and remained calm.

- I still feel in my best physical shape. I have no muscle tension/soreness.

- Water and fruit has increased in my diet, and I overall have been making more health conscious diet decisions. I often reflect on my diet while floating. It gives me time to assess how I am physically and mentally affected by the food I ate prior, which helps me make better future choices regarding my diet.

I would like to add the fact that I never thought I would be here living my daily life as mentally healthy as I am now, at least not this soon. I am endlessly grateful for this opportunity.

Thank you so much for following this journey with me! I will keep you updated!

 

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Day 25

I hope everyone is having a lovely day! Here is another update from Becca, who is floating for at least an hour once a day. It is now day 25!

- There are still no symptoms to my mental health diagnoses of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder.


- I have become even more calm than I was about a week ago! (I did not know that was possible. This is helping me tremendously during the end of the semester because I used to be anxious for HOURS just thinking about an assignment/test, which would get in the way of me doing the assignment/study. Now, I either do not worry about it for the most part when I am not doing it, or I just do it. My life is so much simpler now!)


- I have been in a great mood and very content for the majority of each day.


- I feel way more in tune with myself. I do not second guess myself as much, I feel much clearer on goals and my “purpose”, I have been applying the lessons from observing my mind initially when irrational thoughts/emotions appear, I feel more balanced than I ever have before, and I feel as though I can finally confidently say I accept myself for who I am, with all of my faults.


- My meditation practice continues to grow deeper quicker. (It takes me about 5 minutes to truly drop in, now. Before, it used to take me over 30 minutes sometimes.)


- I have been falling asleep very easily once I try to. (15 minutes or so, with no sound or lights, and on my back. Like I have said previously, it used to take me over an hour to fall asleep, since I was a child, and I would always have to sleep on my side, and have the TV on.)


- My caffeine intake ranges from none, to 16oz of coffee each day. This is still a shock to me because right before this, I used to need more than 16oz each day.


- I still have no muscle pain at all! (I have done more than 4 hours of yoga and even more exercise this past weekend, and I was barely sore afterwards. Whenever I have had similar weekends in the past, I was in so much physical pain for a few days after.)


- I have remained craving water and fruit more, along with better dietary choices. I am learning the balance of eating what sounds appetizing and of what is healthy. I am also learning the difference between eating healthy for what my body will look like, versus eating healthy and actually enjoying it.


- Overall, I have never felt more mindful and at peace with myself.

Thank you so much for reading this, and I will keep you posted!

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Day 30

Hello, loves! Here is another update from Becca, who committed to floating for at least an hour once a day for 30 days. It is now day 30!

- There are still no symptoms to my mental health diagnoses of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder. 

- I reached a new level of calmness. I find myself to be very still, and in the present moment without worry. I used to be a “go, go, go” nonstop type of person, but now I feel I am the opposite. I seem to appreciate the stillness of daily life a lot more. 

- I finally understand what it means to “go with the flow.” No matter what life has been throwing at me, I have remained steady. I suppose it is a mixture of being more confident in my problem solving, as well as in my ability to find contentment in anything.

- My mood has still been overall elevated. Even when feelings of sadness come up, I actually appreciate them for what they are. I suppose it goes back to trusting in myself and the fact that they will soon float away like thoughts do, while I’m in the tank. 

- My meditation practice is still excellent compared to how it was when I first began. I easily drop in within minutes (before it would take about 30 minutes -if I even could at all). Overall, I tend to want to stay in the tank and meditate a lot longer than an hour. 

- Throughout this journey, I would fall asleep easily once I tried (within 15 minutes), which that alone is amazing because it used to take me at least an hour. However, I would not always listen to my body, and I would go to bed a lot later than I should have. Now, overall it seems my body does not let me stay up past a certain point anymore. I now usually go to bed at earlier times. 

- My caffeine intake has significantly decreased since the beginning. I was having 3-4 cups a day, and now I go days without it. Once in a while, I will have a cup or two. 

- I still have no muscle pain at all. I have never felt this physically well before. 

- My skin has never been so soft!

- My water intake has increased immensely, and my eating habits have gotten a lot cleaner. 

- Overall, I have never felt more mindful and at peace with myself.

I was offered the option to float more than 30 days if I wish to, and so of course I gladly accepted! As you can see, floating every day has helped me in numerous ways. Floating in the tank presents the opportunity to get to know yourself in ways you never thought imaginable. I read a quote somewhere recently that resonated with me. “The more you understand yourself, the more you understand the world.” - Unknown. 

Thank you so much for reading my updates! Recently, I have been meeting wonderful people, and hearing their stories how floating has also helped them with their anxiety. If you are interested in seeing the benefits you’d gain from floating, please do not hesitate to stop on by! It has had a phenomenal impact on me, and I would love for others to experience these effects, as well!

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