In a world full of chaos and noise, quiet time is essential to incorporate into your day. Don’t have time? Make it a priority. Giving yourself even 10 or 20 minutes a day of quiet time will drastically change your outlook on life.
Make a daily appointment with yourself. Schedule it into your day. Don’t feel guilty. You are important. You are worth it. The sky is not going to fall if you step away from everything for a few minutes.
You’ll find that incorporating this time into your day will actually make you more relaxed and productive. You’ll be amazed at how something so simple can have such a huge impact on your life.
How Will Having a Quiet Time Benefit Me?
Being able to relax for a little while from the constant hustle and bustle of your day will relieve a tremendous amount of stress from your mind and body.
Having time for thought about your life, who you are as an individual, your purpose, and your dreams, is important for continual growth. If you don’t take that time, your life will pass you by before you even realize it.
We often have so much happening in our lives that our minds have become over taxed. We don’t even remember what a clear and focused mind feels like. Quieting and clearing your mind bring you clarity in every area of your life.
Mental and Emotional Reset
Have you ever felt so stressed out that you feel like you might explode or have an aneurism? Been there. Having a quiet time will give you the space you need to mentally and emotionally reset and calm your mind.
Recharge your Batteries
So worn out that you feel drained and have little energy? Trying to accomplish a big to-do list when you’re already worn out is downright depressing. It makes it difficult to even get motivated to start. Relax, recharge, and see how much more productive you actually are.
Your soul becomes weary. Taking the time for spiritual growth and connection is very important regardless of whether or not you’re religious. You will be uplifted and able to spread positive vibes to others around you. How we feel determines the effect we have on those around us.
Sometimes you need to slow down and quiet the mind enough to even notice the creative thoughts and ideas you have. Highly creative people value their quiet time because they know this is when Inspiration comes to them.
When you take the time to slow down, you become more aware of the things around you. You’re able to live in the present rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.
How to Incorporate a Quiet Time Into Your Life
Spend Time In Nature
Finding a quiet secluded spot in nature can be difficult if you live in a large town or in the city. Find a secluded spot in your yard, the park, by a river or local pond. Just being able to stick your feet in the grass, close your eyes and listen to the birds sing around you is enough.
- Boosts immunity, happiness, vitality, and enthusiasm for life
- Produces brain waves like those experienced during meditation
- Inspires creativity
- Improves memory and cognitive function
- Decreases feelings of anxiety and depression
Soak In a Hot Bath
This is a great way to completely relax your whole body quickly. Add some essential oils, and Epsom salt and you’ll feel like you’re in heaven. You can have a glass of wine, meditate, read, reflect on things you’ve been too busy to think about, or just simply do nothing at all.
Finding a quiet time alone for physical activity can be very beneficial. Not only are you getting the benefit of having a quiet time, but also all of the many health benefits of physical activity. There are countless activities you could incorporate into this time. You could go for a walk, hike, run, swim, and the list goes on.
Journaling can be a great way to download all the chaotic thoughts, worries, fears, ideas, and emotions that continually run through your mind. Journaling can be therapeutic and meditative.
Speaking of meditation… it great for reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. It’s an excellent way to find clarity. It doesn’t have to be structured or difficult. It can be as easy as downloading an app like Headspace and listening to a guided meditation.
Prayer is an important activity in most religions. It’s a way of forming a connection with your creator. Many people find that incorporating an active prayer life into their day can produce similar benefits as those found in meditation.
Do Something You Enjoy
Getting in the flow of an activity or hobby you enjoy is much like meditation. It will lift your spirit and calm your mind. You could try writing, crafting, sewing, drawing, playing an instrument, or any other hobby of your choice.
Trust me when I say that incorporating a quiet time into your life is important. Not just for you and your sanity, but it will improve your relationships and increase the satisfaction you have with your life.
Take a few minutes right now and do nothing.
- Close your eyes and take a slow, deep breath for 6 seconds.
- Hold it for 6 seconds.
- Slowly breathe out through your nose for 6 seconds.
- Repeat this 3 times and see how you feel.
It can be as simple as that.
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