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Soaking Up The Silence

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Last night I found myself alone in my living room. As my youngest was leaving the room, he went to toss the tv remote to me.

"No thanks." I said. "I think I'm just going to sit here in the silence."

Of course my teenager rolled his eyes, shrugged his shoulders, and said "That's so weird but ok."

And then I sat there. In the silence. No scrolling on my phone. No reading a book. No writing out a to do list. No guided meditation.

Just silence.

Let me tell you, those 5 minutes in silence restored and filled my soul.

Those 5 minutes were the best thing I did for myself yesterday.

You see, life can be too people-y for me sometimes. It can be too stimulating to all of my senses. And although I know that silence is what refuels me, I often forget to make time for it.

I need to do better.

What about you? What does silence do for you?

Can you take just one more minute today before you head back to your day?

Take a deep breath in and close your eyes.

Picture whatever it is that restores and refills your soul. Maybe it's silence. Maybe it's the gym. Maybe it's a book. Maybe it's coffee with friends.

Whatever it is - breathe it in.

Find a way to make time for it.

Because the more you inhale the good stuff - the stuff that refuels you, the easier it is to exhale stress and worry.

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