The Busier You Are, The More Time Out you Need
As we continue to charge headlong into the 21st century, our lives are becoming ever more frantic. Work is more demanding than ever before and less separated from our private lives, while we each carry with us in our phones a constantly swirling chatter of news and social media.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find some quiet time, yet it’s more important than ever. If you can’t find some time out for yourself, you may want to seek some help and try to gain it through hypnotherapy.
There are Many Benefits to Taking Time Out
A wide range of successful people, such as author JK Rowling, insist that taking regular moments of silence – both mental and literal – have been a key factor in their achievements. Taking some quiet time out does not just help with the development of new ideas, it calms your entire psyche and psychology, which in turn boosts your productivity.
Recent studies have also indicated that a bit of quiet time can also have significant health benefits, including restoring the nervous system and stabilising the cardiovascular system. Meanwhile, silence has been shown to assist in the development of new cells in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that is associated with learning and memory.
We Need to End the Stigma of Being Alone
One of the worst hangovers many of us carry from our teenage years is that there is some kind of shame in being alone. The person who sat on their own at lunch was labelled a friendless loser and treated as a social outcast.
Now that we live in the age of social media we carry all of our friends with us in our pocket and can have constant interaction with the world around us. In today’s society isolation is never forced upon us, but we should still try to seek it out. It is good for our mental health to take a break, take a deep breath and simply take stock.
Meanwhile, there’s nothing selfish about taking some time out for yourself. In fact, it will likely be of great benefit to those around you because it will help to make you more productive and responsive to their needs.
Some Tips for Time Out
Taking time out does not mean locking yourself in your house for days at a time or wandering off into the wilderness on your own. Here are some tips that will help you move in the right direction:
– Switch off all media for a day, including news, entertainment and social media
– Go for a walk on your own, even if it’s just around the local park
– Find a quiet spot at work you can regularly retreat to for a few minutes between meetings and appointments
Hypnotherapy can help
For many people life has become far too hectic and busy to simply switch it all off. In that case you may like to try hypnotherapy. It activates a deep relaxation response in your body that can help calm nerves and quiet your mind, making it much easier for you to take time out when you need it.