Four Tips for Having a Morning Quiet Time
Quiet time is a very important part of a mother’s day. It’s the time where you can anchor all of your thoughts and prepare for the day, or unwind from the day before. It’s beneficial to.
Here are a couple of reasons why quiet time is so important:
“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” –Mother Teresa
“We live in a very tense society. We are pulled apart… and we all need to learn how to pull ourselves together…. I think that at least part of the answer lies in solitude.” -Helen Hayes
Here are four tips to make the most of your quiet time:
1. Pick the best time for you.
There are some people who just can’t get themselves out of bed earlier in the morning. For you, I suggest having quiet time at night after the kids are asleep. You could choose to have it in the middle of the day. Tailor this time for you.
2. Choose the perfect spot.
This might be your bedroom or it could be the river or lake down the road. It needs to be somewhere that relaxes you.
3. Turn off the television, cell phone and radio.
It’s not very quiet if your phone keeps beeping or the news is playing in the background.
4. Have quiet time for at least 15 minutes.
That isn’t very long, but it can have a lasting impact on you emotionally and physically. Take a little time for yourself.
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