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10 Important Reasons To Start Making Time For Silence, Rest And Solitude

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It’s amazing how tuned out we become to the motor of the air-conditioner and refrigerator — the sudden silence is a startling reprieve. Likewise, we become numb to the buzz of our technology-saturated world.
Smartphone users check their device every six and a half minutes, which works out to around 150 times a day. Silence is replaced with a cacophony of communication, and solitude is replaced with social media.
Indeed they’re an endangered species: silence and solitude; yet great revelations and benefits are found in them. Here are ten:

1. Bypassing Burnout.

Too often our culture associates self-worth with productivity. Whether it’s asking what your country can do for you, or what you can do for your country, the question remains — what can be done? It’s a one-way ticket to becoming burnt out.

Solitude allows for a break from the tyrant of productivity. And rather…

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