Why should you take a moment of silence every day?
Silence. Some of us welcome it, for others the mere thought of quiet time is unpleasant. An extroverted personality is often to blame. Whether you enjoy silence or prefer the hustle and bustle, include a few minutes of silence in your daily routine. The benefits will surprise you.
Silence as meditation for the mind
Sitting for a while in absolute silence is like a small meditation. Silence offers opportunities for self-reflection and daydreaming that activate multiple parts of the brain at once. It gives us time to suppress stress and helps you sort out your life priorities. Just a few minutes of silence a day will teach you to enjoy the presence and help you focus on work throughout the day.
Silence helps develop:
- Deeper thoughts.
- Stronger relationships.
- Communication skills.
Silence also has a positive effect on physical health.
When our "system" is overloaded, we can overreact. Quiet moments can help turn off our body's physical response to stress and anxiety. If you learn to enjoy silence every day, you can reduce your risk of heart disease in the long run.
This means that silence helps:
- Lower blood pressure.
- Reduce heart rate.
- Stabilize breathing.
- Reduce muscle tension.
How to include silence in every day?
Meditation is the practice of sitting in silence and focusing on the present moment. And this is one of the best ways to incorporate quiet time into your day. Find a few minutes and sit completely still. Set a timer for one minute and sit or lie down in a comfortable, quiet place. Don't disturb your silence with meditation music. Try to focus only on your thoughts.
We recommend training every day . Start with one minute and increase the time. It will be difficult at first, you will be thinking about everything you need to do. Over time, however, you will learn to silence your thoughts and begin to enjoy your time in silence.
But you don't have to meditate to find quiet time. For example, try:
- Enjoy your morning coffee without your phone or magazine.
- Look out the window the next time you're a passenger in the car instead of looking at your phone.
- Treat yourself to a walk alone and listen to the sounds of your surroundings instead of listening to music from your headphones.
Enjoy silence every day and your mind and body will thank you for it.