We often get asked by our customers and members of our Floating community, what is the best time of the day to float? The answer is that some people like to float in the morning and others prefer to float at night, but in the end it really comes down to your personal preference.
It also might depend on what you are looking to get out of your float session. Some people float for pain management, which might require longer float sessions in the morning time. While someone floating for relaxation might benefit the most from a night or weekend session.
The point is, there is no wrong or right time to float. Sometimes you just need to listen to your body and let that be your guide.
Below are some other recommended times that we suggest trying to get the most out of your time in the tank that you can also experiment with:
1. Early Morning Float
Do you have a daily morning routine? Your routine first thing in the morning often sets the tone for the rest of the day. Therefore, floating before breakfast is a good time because it allows you to get mentally prepared before taking anything else on for the day. Sometimes even a short 30-minute float in the morning can drastically improve your mood, energy, and focus for the entire day. Just remember not to have caffeine beforehand!
2. After Work Float
For most people, floating at the end of the work day is preferred. It’s the easiest way to draw the line between work time and personal "me" time. Floating after work usually means no time limit and endless time to relax. It’s also easier to shut off your mind completely because it’s already exhausted from thinking and processing all day long.
3. Lunch Break Float
There are a lot of benefits to taking a mid-day float break especially after a difficult client or long and stressful work meeting. Though we don’t recommend floating in the middle of the day every single day, breaking your normal cycle of thinking every once in a while can boost creativity, productivity, and focus at work. It's also a great way to move past that mid day slump that tends to occur after standing or sitting at a desk for too long.
4. Stressed-Out Float
Any time you’re feeling really stressed or have a lot on your plate, a quick float session can help you settle your mind and instantly feel more relaxed. It might seem counterintuitive (taking time to float when you have so much to do) but it’s often the thought of having too much to do rather than actually have too much to do that can create the stress. Floating can help you take a step back from the situation and feel less overwhelmed.
In conclusion, the best time of the day to float is going to depend on a lot on you and your personal preferences. We recommend experimenting by floating at different times of the day until you figure out what works best. You might find that floating in the morning benefits you a lot more than floating at night, or vice versa.
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