Our lives are so noisy that it often feels like we have background noise following us everywhere we go. Total silence ends up feeling weird for some of us, because we become so used to the noise. Let’s talk about the benefits of spending time in silence and getting comfortable with it.
As much as many of us enjoy music playing in the background or the TV always on, that constant noise wears on you, mentally. We don’t even realize it, but did you know that your brain has to work extra hard to process that noise in the background, along with whatever else you’re trying to accomplish.
Sure, it’s fine to play some music or put the tv on while you do some things. But you want to be more mindful of the noise in your life and make sure you set aside some quiet time, without any noise.
Here are some of the benefits of enjoying silence and some simple ways to incorporate silent moments into your every day!
Setting aside time to enjoy silence and feel the peace and quiet will help your mind find the calm and peace. You need to give your brain and body that time to rest and reset and that’s not fully capable with constant noise. It’s much easier to achieve peace in a quiet environment. A calm and peaceful environment allows you to rest. After the quiet time, you will feel rested. Your brain will be ready to take on new challenges. It literally charges you up!
Do you suffer from brain fog? Stress and noise of our everyday activities can fog our brains and make it nearly impossible to focus. Setting aside a time during your day – even 5 minutes – of quiet reflection will help to clear your mind and organize your thoughts. Meditation will also benefit you achieve stillness.
Be More Mindful
Is your mind full? Sitting in quiet reflection time also allows you to practice mindfulness. This way, you are being more intentional with your time and with your thoughts. Doing this will help you de-stress so much!
Sitting in complete silence does amazing things for your mind and body. You can really get in tune with your thoughts, emotions, and intentions. Use this time to connect and reflect and just be. It may be uncomfortable at first or feel weird. But as you practice more and more, you will find that embracing silence can lead you to deeply reconnect with yourself and the universe.
Tips To Add A Little Quiet Time To Each Day
- Wake up 20 minutes before everyone else
- Create a small, self-care space in your home to escape to
- Drink your morning tea or coffee on your front porch and just enjoy the quiet of nature
- Go on a hike or walk by yourself
- Turn off the radio in the car
- Learn to meditate
- Try a social media detox
Embracing silence can help clear your mind and improve your overall health and wellbeing.