I’m an introvert by definition. It’s not that I don’t like people or being around people. It’s just that I crave those moments of stillness where I am alone with my thoughts, where there is no noise, no distraction, no one talking at me. Those beautifully quiet, still moments. Those moments where we are one with the universe.
In this fast paced world, I think it’s more important than ever for us to experience those moments of stillness. Those moments where we can just be. Those moments where we can just breathe – in and out, in and out, in and out. Those moments where we can actually hear the sound of our breaths.
I find that it’s in those moments of stillness when I’m at my most creative. When I’m most able to problem solve. Some people call it time to think – where you let your brain do the work without actually making it work. It’s funny how when we’re not actually trying to solve the problem, the solution will just pop into our heads.
A friend of mine called it, “giving yourself a nothing” where you simply empty your mind of all thoughts, allowing yourself to bask in the beauty of the peace and quiet. On days when I’ve got too much on the go, I take a moment and give myself a nothing to allow myself to reset. It’s amazing how being still just for a few seconds can help me to recharge and carry on.