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The busier you are, the more you need quiet time
Whether you take a meditation retreat or simply a break from Twitter, everyone can benefit from more quiet time
What do author JK Rowling, biographer Walter Isaacson, and psychiatrist Carl Jung have in common? They “have all had disciplined practices for managing the information flow and cultivating periods of deep silence,” write the authors of this HBR article, Justin Talbot-Zorn and Leigh Marz.
Why is this important? “Recent studies are showing that taking time for silence restores the nervous system, helps sustain energy, and conditions our minds to be more adaptive and responsive to the complex environments,” they write. It also opens the door for new ideas and different perspectives, they argue.
If finding even a moment of quiet time in your busy schedule seems impossible, read this article for Talbot-Zorn and Marz’s ideas – ranging from incorporating just five minutes of quiet into your day to taking the plunge on a meditation retreat.