“Silence is a Source of Great Strength”
It may not be apparent at first but staying silent offers you mental, as well as physical benefits. Patience is the key to silence and once you practice that, you will learn how to tackle every problem in life. Sometimes, all it takes is a few minutes of peace and quiet to gain your strength and get your thoughts in order.
According to a study conducted in London by the Institute of Education, children were able to do better in studies and exams if they were exposed to a period of silent meditation. Students in classes with less clutter, who were taught in silence, showed more signs of productivity.
The method of silence involves techniques of reflecting upon one’s self and mediation, which allows people to become more alert and have a fresh perspective on things.
Let’s have a look at some of the ways staying silent can help you:
Listen More and Talk Less
Talking someone’s ear off is easy but listening is very difficult, especially when it requires you to pay attention to anything and everything the other person is saying. Listening allows you to connect with other people on a deeper level. It gives you the chance to offer something constructive to the other person that might truly help them.
Turn Down the Radio Volume
Are you one of those persons who turn the radio volume way up when coming back home from work? This might be the time to reflect on your health and life in silence! This brief quiet time you get increases your self-awareness and give you a clear picture of your mind and body. During this time, you are able to find out how tired you are, a pain or ache that requires attention, stress that needs to be resolved and most important of all, your emotional feelings. This is your opportunity to resolve everything figuratively and act positively.
Mindfulness is a psychological process that gives you the opportunity to become aware of your thoughts, bodily sensations, feelings and surrounding environment. It’s a simple meditation exercise that allows you to be more focused, improves concentrations, treats depression and anxiety and stops your mind from wandering during a task. Practicing mindfulness might allow you to not just become a better person but also give you the ability to open up possibilities for yourself in real life.
Close the Chapter of Facebook for a Few Days
Social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are the loud noises currently depleting your energy and destroying your creativity. Most of your time is spent on browsing random pages, commenting and watching videos, which may not be productive. Sometimes, social media can be the source of depression and stress. Just look at the celebrities who cut off social media for a period of time to rediscover themselves.
During your digital detox, look around you and find something else to occupy your time. Silence is golden and giving yourself the opportunity to find some quiet time that brings you happiness and a sense of well-being can be very beneficial.
Silence can be the key to surviving several hardships in your life. It brings peace and strength, which can be used in your daily life to be more productive.