For most of us sitting when we could be doing something constructive may seem a little boring, but that’s the general idea about spending time on our own. We need to be bored.
Just a few minutes a day will give us time to think and be at one with ourselves. Doing nothing for a short while has always brought calm into my life, when my life hasn’t been so calm. I usually use those few minutes to evaluate what’s happening in my life and what changes I need to make.
What are the advantages of quiet time?
Quiet time helps us release tension, think about things in the peace and quiet. It also helps us let go of any responses to stress and allows us to concentrate on ourselves. It allows us to think about our lives, giving us a different perspective on things.
Quiet time allows to us think about any changes we want to make. It’s important we have people in our lives that are kind, caring and compassionate. Quiet time gives us that.
Quiet time also helps us think on a subconscious level, bringing those thoughts into our conscious mind, so we get to deal with those. Unfortunately, we’re not always consciously aware of the mental clutter that goes on inside our head. Those are the thoughts that we have no control over that play out in our everyday lives.
Quiet time helps us dig deep within us so that we can achieve inner peace. That time may also help us think about a change of pace and a change of attitude so that we get to think about our own needs.
Quiet time helps us to learn to channel our energies into peaceful thoughts, letting go of the mental clutter that is our baggage. When the mind is clear, we will make better judgments. When we make better judgments, we will go on to make better decisions.
I also believe that quiet time can help us become aware of our own spirituality and in turn that allows us to live with more peace in our lives.