The 3 Methods that help me sleep easy at night.
As much as helping others get better through the use of music therapy and relaxation techniques is very much a business for me, (God knows I’d probably be destitute without the regular visits that I receive from members of the public) I have no qualms with spreading the knowledge that I have gained over the years with other people online.
In my view, the more people that I can help on a daily basis, the better my spirit will feel. There are so many people out there who are intent on monetising and monopolising ‘happiness’ and the tools that we use to achieve it, that I believe it’s important to offer a certain amount of information out for no charge whatsoever.
In this article, I’m going to run through some of the techniques that I use on a daily basis to maintain my constant level of contentment. All of these skills might not necessarily be of use to you, as each person is different and will react as such to new lifestyle changes. However, if you approach my ideas with an open mind and a good dose of enthusiasm, there’s no reason why you can’t benefit greatly from them.
Music as Therapy
Everybody loves music. I’ve not met a person that doesn’t appreciate music on some level and whilst our tastes can vary greatly, there’s still a huge amount of cathartic relief that we can gain out of listening to certain songs. What many people don’t appreciate about music is the cerebral link that it creates between our memories and their associative emotions. Songs can pull us back to the memories that we love, as well as the ones that we’re not so keen on, thus allowing us a chance to reconcile ourselves with our past actions.
Healthy In-Healthy Out
Anyone who’s met me will know that I’m a little obsessive about what I put in my body. You can chalk it down to the increasingly eccentric behaviour of an older man, or you can see it as one of the ways that I stay happy and content. I’ve already written about my struggle with quitting smoking and how I managed to overcome my addiction, so it should come as no surprise that I’ve got a rather hard line attitude to smoking (and most other recreational drugs). That being said, I believe that every person is different – as long as you stay in control of what is going into your body, you should stay in control of your happiness.
Short Term/Long Term
Part of staying consistently happy and content is understanding where you have come from and where you intend on going. It can be too easy to aimlessly drift through life, with no real goal or sense of purpose. The time in your life can be easily commanded by the hours that you work each week and your responsibilities to your friends and family. Neglect making any long-term plans, such as travelling or developing other skills and you may find that you are somewhat unhappy in later life when you have more time on your side…