Pause The World Day
Sirens, television, computers, printers, car stereos, endless talking — Most of us accept this daily racket as normal. It is not until we step away, into a peaceful setting, such as when we are walking in a park or camping at the lake, that we notice how loud our life can get. And it is odd what we can get use to as normal. During the heat and humidity of this summer, I had the fans on high and it didn’t keep me up at night. A few weeks later, when it cooled off at night and there were no need for the fans, I was kept up by a cricket outside my window.
Constant or uncontrollable noise can stress our bodies by raising our blood pressure and heart rate and by releasing stress hormones.
Part of Pause The World Day on September 21st is to relax and to enjoy the silence. Most of us rarely experience true silence, but silence can help us to get in touch with our emotions, provide us with a sense of calm and leave us feeling rejuvenated.
Beverly’s Hot Tip For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Pause The World Day:
· Listen for the sounds of nature – the birds singing, the bees buzzing and the trees whispering
· Turn down the volume
· Seek out silence
· Sit with only your thoughts to focus on and tune in to the quiet within
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!
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