I rarely recognized how the noise around me was cluttering my mind and distracting me from creating the life that I wanted.

Have you ever felt this way?

We’re about to do something but the “buzz” in our pocket takes us away from focusing on the things that really matter.

That “buzz” can be a metaphor for any distraction we come across.

The world is noisy, yes, but it becomes much quieter when we realize we have a choice.

There is an “off” button.

We can silence the notifications, we can prioritize our lives, and we can focus on ourselves first so that we can then give more of our true selves to the world.

We can accept what we’ve known all along but have avoided or suppressed while the distractions have overtaken us.

We can start to listen to what we really want.

Then the question becomes, is the noise really coming from the outside, or has it been inside our own heads this whole time?


Free From Distraction

The reason why you often hear people say they come up with their best ideas in the shower is that it’s one of the only times a day when we allow ourselves space to think. 

No phone, computer, tv, kids, etc. 

Thinking finally gets a priority even if that is not the intention. 

When we are struggling to find balance and are looking at ways to discover our happiness, finding space for our minds to think and do nothing but wander and explore could be extremely beneficial.

We just need to block out time on the calendar (start with 5-10 min) and do our best to silence the noise, both around us and in our heads. 

Then, just let our minds take us wherever they want to go without any judgment.

That time will become some of the most serene and wondrous moments of our day.

Free From Distraction2021-10-11T15:24:39-04:00

A Moment Of Silence

We are all bombarded by constant distractions from the moment we awake. Emails, texts, Social media, music, podcasts, TV, etc. It controls us from the onset and never lets up.

Some of it is useful but most of it becomes drawn out and overdone. These distractions have slowly crept more and more into our lives and it’s only getting worse. 

If we know these distractions are inevitable then it might be wise to block deliberate time out each day to find silence. Because when we find silence we start to find ourselves.

Silence can be weird, I know. It’s uncomfortable. Sitting with your thoughts and your thoughts alone. It’s almost become unnatural when it might be the best thing we can do for ourselves. 

The mind can quiet and relax. The mind can focus. 

When the outside world is shut off it allows our inner voice to finally speak up and share what we truly think. If we listen closely and respect the voice inside us then it has the power to open up new doors we haven’t considered before. It might be as simple as an idea to pursue or a thought to hold onto as we go through the day. It might point out some areas we should look to improve or be cheering us on to keep going. It doesn’t matter what it says because it’s all purely honest and authentic.

Each of our voices is unique but the only way we get to hear its true words is to quiet everything around us. 

Sit on the floor and close your eyes, go for a walk in the woods, relax on your back porch. It doesn’t matter how you do it. Find what works for you. 

It also doesn’t have to be for hours. Start with a minute. Progress to 5. Maybe someday get to 10, 20, or 30 minutes. 

If we make a small commitment to taking back ownership of our time and use that to eliminate the distractions then we might start to enjoy the silence. 

It becomes positive fuel for a happy and healthy life.

A Moment Of Silence2021-06-17T08:30:50-04:00
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