The first of the five types of restlessness is due to the place you are in. When you move away, you immediately feel better. Chanting, singing, kids playing and laughing can change this atmospheric restlessness.
The second type of restlessness is in the body. Eating the wrong food or vata aggravating food, eating at odd times, not exercising, and overworking can all cause physical restlessness. The remedy is exercise, moderation in work habits and going on a vegetable or juice diet for one or two days.
The third is mental restlessness caused by ambition, strong thoughts, likes and dislikes. Knowledge alone can cure this restlessness and of seeing life from a broader perspective, knowledge about the Self and about the impermanence of everything. If you achieve everything, so what? After your achievement, you will die. Knowledge of your death or life, confidence in the Self and in the Divine, calms you down.
Then there is emotional restlessness, and knowledge doesn't help here. Only wisdom works here. The presence of the wise person calms you down.
The fifth type is rare — the restlessness; of the soul. When everything feels empty and meaningless, you are very fortunate. That longing and restlessness is the restlessness of the soul. Do not try to get rid of it. Embrace it? Welcome it! Usually to get rid of it, people change places, jobs or partners. It seems to help for some time, but does not last.
This restlessness of the sout alone can bring authentic prayer in you. It brings perfection, siddhis and miracles in life. It is so precious to get that inner most longing for the Divine. Satsang, the presence of the enlightened one, soothes the restlessness of the soul
Courtesy : The Speakingtree