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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Making Time for Silence

Let's face it:  We live in a very busy world.  We have work demands, family demands, errands on the go, and to do list's for when we're home.  It can be really challenging to find time to silence ourselves and the environment in which we live in.

I have a tendency to be a workaholic.  I find that unless I enforce discipline upon myself, I can have a tendency to keep going and going -- until I get cranky.  So being aware of that, I try to never let that happen.

We all need some silence in our day.  Time where we can think and reflect without interruption.  Where we can plan, brainstorm, dream, think, and silence our mind from the chatter.  Time to put things into perspective.

Without my morning silence, I would not be able to productively plan my day ahead, deciding exactly how I want it to be and how I want to spend it.  Without my afternoon silence (I call this my quiet-time which is just a nice word for sanity time), I would not be able to come up with great ideas, plans, to do's that had been forgotten, articles, and then silence my mind for relaxation.  Without my evening silence, I would not be able to quiet my mind to prepare it for sleep.

Thought of the Day:  I know it can be hard, but silence is our friend and just like a friend, we need to make time for it in our lives.  Only through silence can we see and hear more clearly, and accept the messages our body, mind and soul are trying to tell us.  Start incorporating small chunks of silence into your day a few times a day.  The benefits are increased productivity, living more deliberately, and a more restful and peaceful you.

Have a wonderful day!

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