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After my rant yesterday, I needed to chill so I went for a float in a sensory deprivation tank.

It takes meditation to a whole ‘nother level as you float in pitch-black darkness. You can’t see a thing and you sometimes don’t even know whether your eyes are closed or not.

You also have earplugs that form an airtight seal over your ears so you don’t hear a single thing either.

So you float there in the saltwater, listen to your breath, and meditate. You might bump up against the sides of the tank on occasion but most of the time you feel like you’re in the vacuum of space with the infinite embrace of the darkness around you.

There are certainly times when you’re not sure whether you’re awake or not. Sometimes you jolt awake because you’ve reached a trance-like state, and sometimes you start seeing shapes in the darkness. Shapes that aren’t there because your eyes are playing tricks on you.

Some people will tell you that it’s such an intense experience that you start hallucinating, but that seems like the type of thing people say who don’t have experience in the matter.

Overall, it’s a really relaxing experience and definitely centers you in a way that other types of meditation cannot.

It makes me think about the importance of just sitting and thinking. We often wear busyness as a badge of honor as we navigate the humdrum of society to show how “productive” we are, when in fact, we can often be more productive by simply sitting and reflecting.

The sensory deprivation tank is great because it shuts the world out and gives you an hour of uninterrupted time to think about what works, what doesn’t, and what you want to achieve. It’s like a business strategy session for hippies.

When was the last time you had an hour to yourself to reflect on what you wanted to achieve next?

If you don’t remember, when is the next time you’ll take an hour to just sit and think?

And if you need a nudge of inspiration to get you going, I just made my new book, You Get What You Give, available through my site with free worldwide shipping. You’ll also get the PDF and ePub versions included for free, as well as my Five Success Strategies Worksheets.

In the book, I spend a lot of time talking about mindfulness and the importance of routine and reflection so you can make a bigger impact in your career.

So if you want to feel inspired, like Jesse did when he posted this screenshot to the Six Figure Home Studio Community:

I recommend checking the book out here:

http://yougetwhatyougivebook.com/

I hope you enjoy the story.

Have a good day,

Björgvin


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At Audio Issues you’ll learn simple and practical audio production tips you can use right away to improve your music from your home recording studio.  Björgvin is the best-selling author of Step By Step Mixing and the founder of Audio Issues. He helps musicians and producers turn amateur demos into professionally produced records they can be proud to release.

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