Sunday, November 13, 2011

Step 13 - Silence is Golden

Day 13 of the National Blog Post Month challenge where I’m writing a blog post every day along the theme of 30 Steps to Happiness and Contentment.

We live in a world of sensory overload.  Everyday our brains have to process the bombardment of sights, sounds, tastes and smells from the man made world around us.  Every now and then it's good to switch everything off, close your eyes and just listen to the silence. 

 How often is there nothing going on in the background?  I know in my house there's usually something noisy going on - either the children playing, the TV, radio, computer, CD player, DVD player, MP3, Games console, washing machine etc etc.  I am usually surrounded by noise most of the time that I find myself craving silence.  I love listening to music and find it uplifting and calming, but nothing is quite as calming to me as the sound of silence.

So if you get the opportunity from time to time when you are alone, switch everything off, close your eyes, relax and just try listening to the silence, it's a beautiful sound we rarely hear!

You may be interested to read the other posts in this series:
Step 30 - The Key to Happiness and Contentment
Step 29 -You are the master of your own destiny
Step 28 - Don't give up on a good relationship
Step 27 - Don't Judge , Live and let live
Step 26 - Don't Worry, by happy
Step 25 - Never give up
Step 24 - Get by with a little help from your friends
Step 23 - Go with the Flow
Step 22 - Enjoy the moment
Step 21 - Love what you do
Step 20 - Forgive and Forget
Step 19 - Unconditional giving
Step 18 - Smile and the world smiles with you
Step 17 - Work to live, don't live to work
Step 16 - Surround yourself with Positive People
Step 15 - Always look on the bright side of life
Step 14 - Where there's a will there's a way
Step 13 - Silence is Golden
Step 12 - Feed your Soul
Step 11 - Follow your Dreams
Step 10 - Use your time wisely
Step 9 - Don't be too hard on yourself
Step 8 - Consider what you value most
Step 7 - Find time for Yourself
Step 6 - Make time for Family and Friends
Step 5 - Don't take yourself too Seriously
Step 4 - Feel the Fear and do it Anyway
Step 3 - Love what you Hate
Step 2 - There's no such word as CAN''T
Step 1 - Find the Best in Every Day


  1. So funny - I'm sitting on the sofa with the laptop and until 5mins ago I had the tv on aswell. I suddenly realized that I wasn't even watching it, it was just noise. We are so used to background stuff that we are almost immune. Shame.

  2. I know what you mean, there's usually so much going on we cut it out. Except today where I seemed to be acutely aware of all the background noise and found it impossible to concentrate!