i do. if you want to go about your normal life and just have a quick “eat a pill”-type solution, then Holosync or EquiSync are audio tracks made for relaxing that use isochronic and binaural beats (headphones REQUIRED) to “assist” your brain activity from waking time alpha down to beta delta waves etc. right before REM. The goal is to stay awake but lower your brain activity to sleeping-states for relaxation.
But the real solution is what our culture is missing: soothing EXERCISES. to use an analogy:
water vs fire
benefits everything while competing with nothing vs destroys everything while conflicting with everything
physical exercises are “firey”, right? whether endurance or strength/resistance training, it still involves explosive exertion of energy, right? after pushing past the limits, the body is hurt through inflammatory exertion, thus keeping minor illnesses at way (fire purifies, right? burns away old filth?). we can easily measure this kind of strength simply by seeing how long you can endure or how much weight you can lift, we know this already…but:
“watery” exercises don’t have a name for their category as a whole in the West, but Asians call it “chi-gong/chi-kung/qigong”. this doesn’t involve exertion, but slow, curved, relaxed movements and even sometimes complete stillness for long periods of time. There ARE names of select branches of qigong that Westerners probably know, such as Yoga, Tai Chi, etc… Measuring your ability for these exercises is different, but it is actually even easier.
if you don’t want your arm, or your leg, to move, they won’t unless you tell them to, right? your first time walking, though, might result in your legs moving uncontrollably and you falling, right, which was due to insufficient practice and strength, right?
so what happens if you close your eyes - while you make a point NOT to go into a trance or semi-conscious state or sleep, but stay fully awake with your eyelids lightly closed - and decide to empty your mind of ALL thoughts? How long can you hold that “awareness of nothing”, that “completely empty” mind, BEFORE a thought INVOLUNTARILY pops into your mind? that is how able you are.
these kinds of qigong or meditation exercises aren’t understood by Westerners, but they provide the energy you are seeking: VERY POWERFUL, yet SOOTHING energy - rejuvenating, renewing, restoring, recharging, refreshing, healing, etc.
so the “real” solution is to make a fundamental change and include this concept of exercises into your regular life routine.
oh PS also:
Neurofeedback therapy can train you new ways of thinking at functional medicine doctors, and Brain Highways (it’s a brand but brainhighways.com) exercises can have effectiveness over the long term, too