Have you noticed how much noise there is in the world today? With every second that passes something is competing for our attention.
Our morning alarm begins the madness, we get up, and the race to get out of the house to catch the, bus, train or beat traffic starts. Some of us turn on the TV to catch up on what happened in the world whilst we were sleeping, some of us are glued to the radio for traffic guides.
It gets noisier and mad when you have kids you need to get ready too. All through the day most of us are either listening to other people talk or doing a lot of talking, we go from business meetings to handling crisis situations, to lunch breaks and then we are off again in the race to get home.
Did I miss out the distractions in those little devices we carry around, the iPhone sisters and Samsung brothers? Some of us tell ourselves we are taking breaks from our desks to grab a coffee, or lunch or even to smoke a cigarette with the hope that we would relax but we carry a bunch of emails, pop-up adverts, chats, and forums with us defeating our goal to relax.
Our thoughts have little to no chance of being heard by ourselves. We are becoming more like robots, used to routines. We act without thinking and even when we do think it occurs much later after the act.
The need therefore to check out from The Rat Race once in a while is essential for the well-being of your mind, body, spirit, and soul. You do not have to travel to a fancy location for peace and quiet. Taking 30 minutes to 1 hour out of your day just to do absolutely nothing, to sit still and enjoy silence is enough.
30 minutes to 1 hour to sit on your terrace and watch people go by in the streets, or the clouds in the sky, to take a walk and notice new things about your neighbourhood you have been blind too. To walk to the park and sit, buy a cone of Ice cream and take a stroll.
30 minutes to 1 hour to listen to your thoughts, re-evaluate your decisions, and ask yourself why you are so busy doing what you are so busy doing is tonic for your soul in this noisy noisy world!
Try it, whenever you start to feel overwhelmed…Check out!