Why We Need To Spend Some Time In Silence
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The way people react to silence varies. Some people feel nervous if there is little or no noise in their immediate environment. They may be in the habit of having a radio, television or some other form of noise in the background all day long. However, others are aware time spent in silence helps them recharge. They seek out quiet places and schedule some times of silence into each day. Whether you crave some time in silence or not, you actually need
Negative effects of constant noise
In 2011 a report written by the World Health Organisation called noise pollution 'a modern plague'.
Constant noise can contribute to
How constant noise causes problems
The effect of constant noise will depend on the type of noise, how loud it is and how long a person is exposed to it. Reasons noise can be a problem include -
Benefits of spending some time in silence
Traffic causes lots of noise Image by F.Muhammad from Pixabay
Time spent in silence is time well spent because it-
Getting more silent times in one's life
More people are now realising the benefits of ensuring they have some quiet times in their life. It is even possible to attend a 10 day silent retreat for those desiring an extended period of silence.
An easier to achieve goal is to set aside 10 minutes or longer to spend in a quiet space at least once a day. The time can be spent just sitting and thinking or being mindful of one's surroundings. Meditation, prayer or filling out a gratitude diary are other things one can do in silence.
There may be no way of getting quiet time during your work day. It may be difficult to get some silent time if you share your home with others. However, getting up before everyone else may enable you to enjoy some quiet time. (This is easier to do if you are a morning person.) Another possibility is to go for a walk alone in a quiet place. Walking in a park, by a river or at the beach is particularly beneficial because of the contact with Nature. further reading Why Nature Makes Us Happy
. Perhaps you can find a quiet spot in your garden.
For some people, it is not easy to find a quiet place. In this busy world it can be easy to overlook the importance of spending some time in silence but it's a habit worth getting into.
The Value of Silence
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