Once a week I float in a tub full of epson salt saturated water. I look forward to the next session before I finish the one I'm in. You can float for an hour with music and ambient lighting or without. I choose to float in complete silence and darkness and love floating in a starless universe. The first time I tried it, I didn't last the whole hour. I started to feel overheated, nauseous and claustrophobic.
Today was the first time I made it. I was able to relax and meditate the entire time. When communicating with my 17 year-old son, I can get anxious and elevated when he starts to argue. He does this to avoid following through with his responsibilities and at times it will wear me down and I give up. I noticed this evening I was able to stay calm and hold him accountable in a firm but relaxed manner. I know it is because of the float.
It changes me. I make it through the week with more patience and less anxiety. I am grateful for a natural way to stay calm in a stressful world.