They say we should have an hour of solitude and quiet every day. Now, the vast majority of us know that it’s impossible to get even five minutes of peace and quiet during the day, and depending on your individual life circumstances, it’s very unlikely you would get that during the course of a week! Staying in a hotel for a couple of months like Heath Ledger did when he was preparing for The Dark Knight could be an option, but we all know this isn’t very healthy! But we all need to find a little space for ourselves in this world, and here are some simple ideas to take on board.
Make A Space For You (And You Alone)
It doesn’t have to be expensive, it could be somewhere in a park, a library which is a great place to get some actual peace and quiet. Or you could build an extension to your home or you could even find a conservatory space that lends itself well to be a place for some quiet contemplation. And while building an extra part to your home isn’t a quick solution, it will be a nice addition to your home that you can have dibs on and call your own. A conservatory, for example, is a great way to let some natural light in and is separate from the rest of the house for you to have that all-important peace and quiet.
Get Up Before Everyone Else
Turn To The Internet For Help
In other words, make the most of the infinite resources on sites like YouTube. Amazingly, there are lots of ways to help you get into a relaxed state of mind, so you build up some mental resilience and therefore don’t need as much alone time as you think you may require. If meditation isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of relaxing music, binaural beats, or even breathing techniques that will help get you into a relaxed frame of mind. Even heads of businesses indulge in 10 to 20 minutes of meditation per day at least, and if they, with all of their busy lives can find some time to do it, surely you can too? In fact, nothing says “go away” more than a massive pair of headphones and an eye mask!
That quiet time is something we all need, believe it or not, and they say that stillness, solitude, and silence is what we need for optimum health, so find some time at least to enjoy the silence.