“Stillness—or the ability to just sit there and do nothing—is a skill, and as a culture we’re not practicing this skill much these days. As a society, we don’t just need to learn to tolerate stillness, we actually need to cultivate it. Fortunately, it’s not complicated. Try driving in silence, with your radio and phone off. Eat meals out of the sight and sound of your phones and televisions. Take a walk outside every day, preferably in nature, without a phone or music player. If it’s hard, just try a few minutes at a time, adding a few minutes each day. Just practice; it’ll get easier, and the benefits will become more apparent.” Starved for Time? Here’s a Surprising—and Easy—Solution

Today, just try the activities suggested in the excerpt above and/or read the full article in a quiet favourite place.

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