STOP LOSING SLEEP AND GET BACK TO MAKING YOUR OWN MUSIC!
Article by Cymber Lily Quinn
Philosophy of People
Magazine: Issue #18
Are you lying awake at night? Having trouble getting to sleep? Staying asleep? Getting decent sleep?
Is is because you know you’re supposed to be making music, and you’re not? Your guitar is gathering dust? Your piano sits silent? You are not alone, and there are some things you can do to get back to making music right now.
1| Breathe. Breathing is one of the fastest ways to get your body to relax and allow you to both sleep and think better. Your intuition and muse can also come through more easily
when your body has enough oxygen, and you are breathing freely.
Take 10 breaths through your nose and out your mouth...go on...do it now...I’ll wait.
Really, it only takes a moment.
2| Rest while you are awake. Even if you are not sleeping, you can still rest and relax. And
lying down and being horizontal helps the body restore and heal itself. I count any time I am lying down as “sleeping,” even if I am awake. I focus on my breath when I am lying down.
Give it try, right now. Lie down (even on the floor) just for a few moments, and take 10
breaths. Ahhh, that’s better.
3| Use your voice to help you relax. Humming is one of the great free stress reducers. If
you find yourself lying awake, and having a whiny argument with someone in your head,
try humming it instead. Hum the sounds of the argument until you start laughing.
Go on...hum all of that whiny stuff out. This usually takes 13 minutes. No, really...I’ll wait. Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm…
Philosophy of People is a compilation of self-improvement articles written by entrepreneurs seeking to bring holistic solutions to everyday problems. Read more articles from our 2nd Year Anniversary issue.
Cymber Lily Quinn is a harpist, composer, Reiki master and confidence coach. She teaches musicians, singers, songwriters, and other musical types how to break through their confidence obstacles and reconnect with their own inner music. Download the Return to Confidence Toolkit that gives you many more exercises to help you return to music, PLUS “The Chocolate Doorway to Sleep” a guided meditation that I recorded with Stewart Blackburn, the Shaman of Pleasure. Off you go...clickeyclick...Cymber.