How is it that the more we struggle to get things done in a day, the more our to-do list compounds? It is logical to imagine that if we put in more effort and work round the clock, we may likely accomplish all our goals in a day.
Let’s be honest, how often does that work for you?
Sometimes, to regain energy, refocus your resources, maximize your time and improve the quality of your output, what you really need to do is not to do more tasks but to gift yourself a time of quietness.
In a world that is racing faster in all areas of life than have ever been experienced in all of human history, we often unconsciously are pressured to uphold standards set by society at the detriment of our ultimate goals, responsibilities and unique path of success.
One of such standards is the illusion that to get more accomplished, we need to fill our day with more work.
While that has its place, more work is not always an efficient solution to being productive or being able to save time, maximize your resources and improve the quality of your outcomes.
The gift of a time of quietness is a priority you should not negotiate away if you truly desire to be productive and to accomplish your goals in the most efficient way possible.
Below are three benefits of prioritizing a time of quietness and why you should be intentional in creating and securing such a time everyday. But just before we get to the list, I need you to realize that all you need is 15 minutes a day to accomplish it.
Now, here are your three benefits:
1. Practicing a moment of quietness aids growth for your brain cells which helps improve your memory, learning and emotion.
2. It eases the burden on the part of the brain which is responsible for decision-making and problem solving (which is by default weighed with the rampage of a busy life and multiple responsibilities). In other words, you can improve the quality of your decisions when you begin to practice a moment of quietness.
3. It will also help you to develop your ability to concentrate in getting things done thereby overcoming the demand on your attention to everything else that might be urgent and important but not significant
The big question at this point becomes, “will you give yourself the gift of silence today?”
While you may have numerous tasks and goals you may be trying to prioritize and accomplish, do not forget that you too are a priority and your wellbeing is a premium you should safeguard that will in-turn enable you increase your productivity.
Remember, all you need is 15 minutes a day!