Silence. Stop the noise.
How is it possible after eighteen months or so of lockdowns and being shut in some people are craving – silence?
In late March, April and May of 2020 our world was quiet. Really quiet. The people who scan the earth for noise and vibration found a quiet planet. The wild animal kingdom without a doubt noticed the quiet. Pollution from factories, cars and other human made items was at recently measured lows in reference to the previous ten years.
Now there are some folks who have been craving the clubs. Being around the beat, the people and the beverages. They are dancing and singing until the wee hours with the musical sounds beating loudly. Yet, even this crew feels the ache the next day from the noise.
The reality is none of us are really prepared for all of the sounds as we may have been before.
During the time I worked aboard deep sea supertankers it would take a day or two to get used to the sounds aboard the ship in order to sleep soundly for even a few hours.
The hum of the engine room, the noises of the ship itself gently rolling in the ocean waves. This would pass eventually and the sounds became normalized.
Now and then we had a call into port. All of a sudden the loud noise of vehicles and their horns, engines and brakes were all surround sound noises. These sounds were welcome and disturbing at the same time. Once back out to sea, there was comfort in the routine, normalized ship underway sounds. We calmed down and felt safe.
So there is nothing wrong with craving silence. There is nothing wrong with wishing for some quiet.
Allow your body to normalize into daily life.
Create some space for yourself to meditate or sit somewhere each day for a few minutes of quiet. Eventually you will normalize and find your comfort level. You may want to continue to find a few minutes each day to meditate. There is nothing wrong with creating this habit.
Don’t know how to relax?
Start with a few simple steps.
- Sit down in a chair or on the floor. Find a relaxed position. Close your eyes.
- Begin with your breathing. Slow down and breath in through your nose. Allow your breath to exhale through your nose slowly.
- As you repeat your slow breathing, recognize your heart beat. Allow your mind to appreciate the daily beating of your heart 60 to 100 beats per minute 24 X 7 every day.
Continue this process for one, two, five or ten minutes.
You will feel calmer and more relaxed every single time you follow this easy, simple process.
Go ahead – quiet the noise – it’s okay. You’ll focus with more clarity.
Mitch Tublin is an entrepreneur and founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus of adding value to people. Through speaking, training and coaching clarity is achieved and distractions are reduced. People now focus on what matters most. My passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career and business.