March 11th, 2014


what physical experiences do you find soothing?

You know that amorphous feeling of agitation that can lead you to jiggle your leg, or fidget, or just feel kind of antsy? What actions and sensations help you manage it or, ideally, dissipate it?

For example, sometimes I have this mix of formless antsiness/dread that wiggling my feet gently can almost completely erase. Or, if I'm having trouble settling my mind, I use an eye pillow filled with flax seeds, which provides a cool weight over my eyes and forehead that is very peaceful. Sometimes when I can't sleep, putting a slightly rough terrycloth towel over my pillow or over the sheet where I'm sleeping provides a soothing effect.

What works like this for you?