Consider in a day how often you are unplugged from technology? Living in rural Ontario, I have woken up in the morning with the power out and really been surprised by the absolute stillness. No hum or click of devices. This silence can be disconcerting for many. Why? We are so conditioned to always being plugged in with the TV, computer, phone or radio on and being barraged by sound from all directions. It is rare that we find ourselves in stillness and hear what lays in the silence.
There are great benefits to unplugging and taking some time to be still.
1) You give your mind time to relax - constant stimulation from technology tends to have us live in a constantly on or anxious state. When we unplug and be in the stillness your mind can then have time to relax (to begin with it may be more anxious from withdrawal, however this will shift as you ease into it).
2) There is an increased awareness. Let’s say you go for a walk and you decide not to pick up your phone or turn on a podcast or music. As you walk, what do you start noticing about your surroundings? What do you notice about your thoughts? What would you have missed if you were still plugged in?
3) There is an increase in self-awareness and intuition. So often we have the world up so loud that we can not or do not hear what we say to ourselves or what our inner voice and intuition are saying to us. When we unplug and get used to the stillness, we become more aware of our self talk and have the power to shift it. We also are more in tune with our intuition. It is no longer fighting to be heard over the clamour.
What benefits will you find when you unplug?
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