Speaking Point: Speeding through life on automatic pilot is exhausting and stressful. 24 hours a day we are bombarded by constant noise and over stimulation of the senses. No wonder many of us feel overwhelmed by modern living. To stay healthy and sane we have to learn to shut out the din that's going on around us.
Speaking Point: Learn to meditate and try practicing every morning and evening for as long as works for you. Schedule a silent retreat once a year or more if your schedule allows.
Speaking Point: During the day take some time to be silent and alone. Turn off the television and the radio when you are driving, turn on the answering machine and put a do not disturb sign on your door if you need to.
Speaking Point: Refrain from checking your e-mails, Facebook, Twitter etc, several times a day. You do not have to be constantly in the know. It is an addiction and you may go through withdrawals so take it a day at a time!
Speaking Point: Commune with nature any chance you can. Walk on the beach, hike in the mountains, take your pooch to the park and sit outside for a few minutes at night to look at the stars.
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