“First RELEASE gets me relaxed and sleepy, and then, because of how amazing it is, when I wake up a few hours later, I get excited over the possibility of this new beverage. So now I'm up at 1:30 in the morning because I couldn't stop thinking about it. But I wanted to share my experience with you while it is fresh in my mind.
Because of the timing of things in my life lately, it wasn't until last night that I actually poured myself an entire can. I poured it into a wine glass, sort of like drinking champagne and I drank it much like I would be drinking a good tasting soda pop. I would say it went down in less than 15 minutes.
By the time I was 2/3 done with the drink, I began to sense that something had changed. I was talking to Millie in the kitchen, and I was trying to describe what was happening. As I was doing that, suddenly I realized that I was leaning on both arms on the counter top…kind of like one would expect if you suddenly became too lazy to stand, or as if being bored with the subject matter of a story. But I noted that it was not a feeling of laziness, or a feeling of fatigue. I was in the middle of making some food, and noticed that I was also making light hearted jokes and funny faces. The spirit of this, I recognized as the person I become when I am able to be totally carefree. The feeling was one that would normally cause you to be extra careful, like you would leave something on the stove too long, or spill things, but while the feeling of "looseness" that accompanies such a feeling was there, the irresponsible part of that former experience was not present.
I almost never leave things undone at night. I like a very clean kitchen and I'm very thorough and detailed about things. I have a laser beam and intense focus, which is one of the reasons I have a difficult time unwinding. The dishwasher was running, the dish rack was full...and instead of intensity, I just let the other few dishes go.
Naturally I began noticing these things more after I woke up a couple of hours later. But looking back, a lot of things happened that "never" happen. I left a great many things undone before I went to bed. None of the really important things, however. Naturally, I would finish the kitchen before relaxing with my RELEASE in the future. But it is clear to me that the effect for me was one of "letting go", which is the one thing I am unable to do.
The responsibilities of running a company, being a good husband, and a good dad, and taking care of a home, can be so demanding that you are really almost stuck in a perpetual state of intense responsibility. Not the kind that worries you or leaves you exhausted all of the time - but still, the kind that leaves you a bit intense. Kind of like going to a great rock concert when the experience won't allow you to go right to sleep right afterwards. As though there needs to be a period of unwinding. My life is a lot like that. I demand a lot from myself, and that great demand ends up putting me in a perpetually demanding space, unless I indulge in some diversion.
But clearly, one can of RELEASE enabled me to let go as if unwinding in one simple, good tasting 15 minute drink. The best part is that it was effortless. When have you ever gotten so much that you end up needing so little afterwards?
Good things like this don't often come with such little effort. And that's what's so amazing about the experience. Now, I don't know what my next experience will be. I don't know if my experience will change over time. But what I do know is that there was a major difference! Not a minor difference, but a major difference this time.
Often, I unwind late at night with two glasses of wine. Last night, I had only one small glass and never wanted another one. This was also the first night in weeks that I have gone to bed before 1:30AM and fell asleep within 20 minutes of laying down. That's a real first! Was I tired? I'm always tired at night. I'm just awake and very alert, almost as if someone who is a watchman. But this night I fell asleep, and I fell asleep before Millie, which I also don't remember doing in a very long time.”