“Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it. – Amir”
― Khaled Hosseini
| Week 6 |
When we take care of ourselves we can do anything. When we don’t take care of ourselves we are unable to do all that we want or need to do. One of the number one things I have learned is give a part of your day to quiet time with you. At my house I usually give myself a time out just so I can have quiet time. Time to rest, reflect and renew. This summer I found my quiet time in the mornings working in the gardens. No music. No conversations. Just the music of birds or sounds of leaves dancing in the wind. This time also involved prayer and meditation.
Now with school back in session I find my quiet around 2pm right before it’s time to pick up the kids. I need that time to reflect and reboot. To switch gears from working woman to involved mom. My mornings still involve quiet time with myself but I know I need more quiet before the chaos issues. Afternoon quiet gives me time to reflect upon my day but also get in the right headspace for kid life.
- Look at your schedule and fit in quiet time everyday.
- Set reminders in your phone 15 minutes before quiet time is scheduled. (This will allow you to finish up a task and mentally prepare.)
- Decide how to spend your time. What fills you? Reading, meditation, music, dreaming, staring at the walls?
- Enjoy the quiet and reboot for the rest of your day.