(photo by my sweet friend & mega-talented photographer Jennifer Blair)
Speaking of quiet, recently I've discovered the beauty that is found in quiet moments. Instead of immediately flipping on the radio during my way to work, I've been opening the sunroof and letting the sunshine and sounds of birds fill my commute. Sometimes it's good to unplug from the constant barrage of noises. From early morning workout playlists to evening inspiration mixes, it got to the point where I felt like it was just cluttering my mind, and a change was needed. There's solace and beauty in silence..the absence of noise can often feel soothing, especially if there's a lot on your mind. Have you ever felt like that? Just needed a calm quiet? It's refreshing in the best way possible. I've enjoyed it so much that I just might begin to do this on a regular basis.
Beyond the silence of radio sounds, a few minutes walk outside is also a welcome diversion from the busy routine of life. Sometimes it's easy to get wrapped up in what needs to be done, and the list of "to-do's" gets longer and longer, but when you allow yourself a moment to breathe, relax and enjoy nature's beauty, it's always amazing to see how much it can refresh and re-inspire your work! I encourage you to find that minute or so to get a deep breath of fresh air and maybe a moment of silence this week. It will benefit you & your mind so much!