Thursday, January 12, 2012

{In the still of the night}

Last night was the first time in what felt like forever, that I took the time to turn off my television, pause my music, hide my phone and shut down my computer. For once, there was complete silence. And I'm not going to lie, it was uncomfortable.

I'm used to the buzz of constant activity, curing my boredom with electronics, iPhone apps & mindless television channel changing. It often feels like I look to these distractions because I'm killing time waiting for something better to happen. Which is really sad!

So I decided to put an end to it. I cleaned, filed bills, uncovered my long-forgotten craft projects and lit a candle. I got lost in the slow preparation of dinner, taking my time chopping ingredients for a big salad. I showered in silence with only my thoughts to entertain me, and actually got in bed early enough to read a few chapters in my book before slowly drifting off to sleep.

I might not meet this goal every night, but I can't believe how well rested I felt in the morning, mind clear and ready to start a new day. It was bliss.

1 comment:

  1. I love this post! I totally need to start trying to do this more instead of filling every minute and staying up for hours with a computer in my face when I should be getting some well needed sleep.


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