According to the definition, silence is the relative or total lack of audible sound. Silence is also referred to no sounds uttered by anybody in a room and or area. And research has proven that constant noise can increase one’s stress levels.

I want to take that one step further and talk about the silence of oneself. The inner silence, where we still ourselves and quieten the many voices in our head- that inner dialogue.

Today I was prompted to stop and be still. So I did just that, and when I stopped the work I was busy with and took my cup of tea and sat on my comfortable chair and stared out at the mountain, and stopped my inner dialogue, I was amazed!

I did not realize that I had about 20 different conversations going on in my mind, reminding me of things I still needed to do, people I was analyzing, things that were making me happy at the time, things I’m concerned about, and things I was about to do this weekend, amongst other things on my never-ending list! Whew!

The silence was so beautiful, and calming! I immediately felt relaxed and at peace with myself. Yes, there was a lot I still need to do, and yes, there was a lot I was thinking of, but I didn’t realize that I was overloading my mind with all these things at once. It reminded me of my ‘old’ laptop, when I try to open several different websites, and programmes at once, and that little hourglass would appear, freezing everything, and slowing me down.

Even technology says it can’t do it all at once, and needs time to process information. If we don’t create a little hourglass ourselves, we will try to do too much, and then experience stress and burn out, and maybe even illness. The funny thing is that much more research is showing that when we take the time out, we are actually more effective in our tasks, we think clearer, and are more refreshed to be our best!

Be kinder to your body. Take the time today, and put a little hourglass on your mind, and have that soothing cup of tea, and just be at peace. Ahhh, it feels good doesn’t it?

Author's Bio: 

About Racheal: I am an Organisational Psychologist and Executive Coach. I work with leaders and professionals to ensure success. I offer telephone coaching, as well as face-to-face, and group coaching. Areas that I focus on are finding your vision and passion in life; strengthening your personal foundation; managing your stress; and executive coaching.

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