17 – The Sound of Silence

I don’t know about you, but I live life at roughly 1,000,000 miles an hour. There is always something to get to, someone to see and something to do to fill the time. Even with a relatively flexible job like mine, I somehow manage to fill my days with all sorts. I’m potentially even worse with this job because I will squeeze stuff into gaps that I wouldn’t usually have. This week’s challenge was to take 30 minutes each day and just sit in silence, without my phone, or a book, or even food and drink. I was to just sit and do nothing.

Just me and my thoughts

As a massive extrovert, I thought this was going to be hard. And to begin with, it was. It was really boring. 5 minutes felt like 30. Well, that was until I stopped looking at the time, stopped caring how long had passed and started thinking. To get my mind going, I would make up stories. It sounds stupid, but it was really funny (in my opinion). Then my mind would just go off into all sorts of things. I felt much more relaxed about the day after these times of silence and would often achieve more as I felt like I had a clearer mind.

I haven’t carried on doing this as part of a daily routine, but I do find a shorter length of time each day to sit and just do nothing.

A fairly good challenge I’d say…not the best but definitely not the worst.


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