Quiet Time and Relaxation
Quiet Time – a lot to Gain
We now live in a world where most of us live on Fast-forward from the minute we wake up, especially if we have a family. It’s nice to have some time out to be quiet. It could be any thing from 30 minutes to an hour or even more - maybe at work, break time, at home or somewhere else – conducive.
Do you have have at least 30mins “Quiet Time” for yourself a day?
Quiet Time is something most people are aware of, but not a lot of people are doing it. Sometimes because they don’t have time or because they don’t make the time. If you are one of those people, lets look at some benefits below:
Quiet Time first thing in the morning?
a) Inspiration - Quietness helps find answers to situations, challenges. It could also bring some excellent ideas to your mind. Some people use it to read very good books that change them positively from the inside out.
b) Meditation - For some it’s Yoga – meditating and relaxing the body and emotions. Some Religious people have Quiet times early in the morning. Muslims, Christians and other Religions. If you are a Christian, when you mind is quiet – your spiritual senses are very receptive. You only “hear” when you are still.
c) Recharges and Refreshes – If you work in a very stressed environment, having time away on your own recharges and refreshes. If you have kids, taking time out (maybe getting someone to look after them?). Years ago, a single friend of mine was studying for a degree and found it challenging concentrating on studies/assignments. Once in a while, at weekends, I’d take the kids out and she enjoyed the peace and quiet - then she had a clear mind to get on with her assignments.
d) Remembering Friends/Family
Brings to memory friends you might have forgotten or haven’t been in contact with for awhile. There are times in life when, something happens and it’s a particular friend who can help. In my experience, it’so embarrassing calling that person knowing I haven’t spoken to them for maybe 2 months. Sometimes, I think maybe they are thinking "oh! so now you remember me." but they are very nice. You could even go through your diary and see whose birthday is coming up next.
It helps you evaluate/reflect on your life and plan the next step of action. Example.: Jo Bloggs - everyday wakes up in the morning, rushes to work. Has half an hour break, sandwich in front of computer. Leaves 5pm, arrives home 7pm tired. He has wife/kids who are expecting to spend time with him. Weekends busy, friends visiting. Family time. If he continues every week like that, with no quiet time for himself, he might be losing out a lot in life except for the two week family Summer holiday and Christmas. I believe there is much more he could do with his life and for his family, if only he took time out for himself.
So, how about taking out some Quiet Time for yourself daily or few times a week. Time makes all men equal (we all have 24 hours/day). If managed well, we can find “Quiet Time” and live in the moment.
Hmmm... I guess people have different ways of relaxing
“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.” Mahatma Gandhi
”You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.” Sri Sathya Sai Baba
“We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly. . . spending quiet
time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.” Susan L. Taylor