The world around us is expanding exponentially- changing in ways we can’t even fathom. In this world that’s constantly buzzing with activity, finding the time to be silent can be hard, and even though it is hard, it is important.
Several studies have revealed how important it is to find silence in our day to day life and how it can benefit the brain and body. Keep reading to discover them and some quick tips about how to find silence in your life.
It Relieves Stress
This one’s pretty obvious- being silent for a while everyday can reduce stress, tension and other related disorders. Exposure to a lot of noise and activity has been found to cause sleep disorders, stress and anxiety, and in contrast, being silent can help you experience a different form of relaxation by reducing the release of cortisol (stress hormone) levels in the body.
In fact, it has also been found that practising meditation or being silent can lower elevated blood pressure levels and improve the flow of blood to the brain, which helps improve overall brain health.
It Helps Regenerate the Brain Cells
Studies have found that silence can actually help the brain cells grow. Being silent, even for a short while, on a daily basis, was found to stimulate the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus region of the brain, which is associated with memory and learning. This is why, meditation is also a good therapy for those suffering from conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and depression, which are known to cause degeneration of brain cells in the hippocampus.
It Improves your Personality
Believe it or not, being silent can improve many facets of your personality beyond comprehension. It takes a huge amount of courage to be still and let silence take over your life for a while, and that itself, makes you aware of your willpower and strength. Being silent also helps you develop the qualities of gratitude, love, patience, perseverance and simplicity. Once you practise being silent you’ll be able to truly experience how settled your mind can become and how less stimulated you are. You’ll be able to experience peace and calm at its finest.
It Keeps you Grounded
Most of us today tend to struggle with having our energies focused on one single thing- we may take pride in multitasking, but that’s actually keeping us from being the best. Taking the time to be silent everyday can work wonders and can keep you more in control of your thoughts and emotions, which literally translates into better energy levels, improved mental health and a calm frame of mind.