I spent yesterday doing quiet things. I didn't drive anywhere, run errands or do major rearranging of things. I didn't visit the studio. I didn't blog. There are just some days when I want to be quiet.
I've certainly mentioned this before, on this blog, my dislike of background noise. When I had my hair cut my stylist had her radio set to some sort of station that played a wide variety of music. I asked her if she had access to it to turn it down and she said yes, but did nothing.
I assumed it was because SHE needed the background noise. I know, I probably should have come right out and asked her to turn it down. I thought maybe she would get the hint. She didn't.
Every store I go into has some sort of music playing. Something that they feel will put me in the mood to spend more, eat more or just wander around more.
Every business seems to have it's own music, on their phones, when they put you on hold. I've noticed that they seem to play it even louder these days. I guess that so when you put the phone down to do something else you can still hear the music and know that you are still on hold.
The builders down the road have music blasting while they work on another McMansion, in the woods. They should be far enough away from me that I can't hear them but the day before the wind was from that direction.
So, yesterday, when I went outside to have my coffee and sit on the deck swing I hear nothing.
Well, nothing man made. I heard the birds that are remaining for the winter, the squirrels chattering to each other. I hear the Woodpecker in the woods, the Bluejays scolding each other for some infraction. I heard some Geese way up in the sky, moving from one cut corn field to the next.
And, I took it all in and felt myself just take a deeper breath of fresh air. I can't think when I get overwhelmed with human made noise, all kinds of noise.
I need breaks from it. I need a moment or two to center myself.
Murphy sat on the swing with me, watching me, watching the yard. We just spent some quiet time with each other.
When I get to caught up in daily stuff I find that I lose perspective. I get irritated more easily with silly things, like the increase in junk postings to the blog, the increase in survey phone calls, or a pompous statement by someone.
When I am centered and at peace with myself I can ignore all the above. It barely even registers on my radar. I just move on, focused on my goals. It's as if when I am scattered those irritants can rub the scattered pieces far easier.
Centered they bounce or slide right off of me. I can take the high road so much easier. I ignore the "drama" and don't lose energy engaging in it.
Every once in a while I need a quiet day. A day to regroup, renew and readjust.
Then I'm good to go.
:)Bea Always ready to CREATE.