My friend drives his granddaughter to soccer practice each week and he says he’s grateful that he’s been asked to help since the time alone in the car with her is all that’s usually available to him.
“My kids and grandkids are so busy and moving so fast that they never have quiet time, time to do nothing.”
Hmm, how many of us take quiet time today?
Fifty years ago, we had Sundays for quiet time because most businesses were closed. Shopping wasn’t even an option. In fact, only a few gas stations and restaurants were open. Families visited friends and relatives on the weekends and activities were typically low-key.
Was it healthier for families when Sundays were do-nothing days? Contrary to the past, we now find most people overscheduled with activity seven days a week!
Is quiet time necessary for adults?
Emphatically, the answer is YES! Experts agree that downtime is important.
Here are 6 reasons to make quiet time a priority in your life.
- boosts our health
- recharges our energy
- reminds us of our priorities
- maximizes creativity
- feeds the soul
- reduces stress and anxious feelings
Please share your thoughts in the comment box below.
Do you already schedule quiet time for yourself?
What are ways you bring quiet into your life?