A reflective client shared that she avoids silence because the noise of it is too loud. So she drives with talk radio, works with smooth jazz, and falls asleep with a television. There’s nothing wrong with that – unless our addiction to constant sound is crowding out something better. What could that be?
Does surrounding ourselves with noise mute our own thoughts? When my environment is filled with other people’s opinions and creative expressions does that leave room for my own? Every person I’ve ever met has an idea about something they’d like to do or become. Solitude and silence are keys to expanding those inklings into well-thought-out plans and finally full-blown reality.
Make today your time to create a new project, clarify an innovation, or solve a problem. Silence outside interferences and give your brain room to “hear yourself think.”