By Candace Boggan

Still Away and Be Silent…

There will be times along this journey when we must still away and be silent. We live in a chaotic world, filled with activity of all sorts that vie for our attention- almost every minute of every hour, of every day. In an effort to maintain our sanity, we must find creative ways to refuel.

Take a mini trip, have a spa/golf/park day, or spend a quiet afternoon at the beach. You can even consider spending the night at an area hotel, if you’re not located near a beach- and enjoy an evening swim. Whatever you do, make “refreshing” a priority. This is especially important for those in pursuit of a big dream or goal. It’s going to take everything in you at times to keep on the path, so you must be purposeful in the maintenance of your energy. Additionally, you’ll want to get adequate rest as much as you can, incorporate more plant based foods into your diet, and be sure to exercise.

I am also learning that silence is golden. Shhh… be quiet at times. Talk less on the phone about meaningless topics, and spend more time honing your craft, in pursuit of areas that will bring you closer to your goals, and not farther away. Also, solitude is a positive, not a negative when the time is used wisely. There are 24 hrs given to each of us everyday. The primary reason why some people get twice as much done as others, is because they are strategic in their daily dealings. I’ve also found that these individuals don’t spend an excessive amount of time on frivolous activities. They speak only when necessary, are cautious in their decision making (though taking business risks when needed,) and value work/life balance. Perhaps it’s time we include some of their practices into our regular routine. Ask yourself, is it time to still away and be silent?

Want to know just how important rest is? Read Genesis 2:2-3~

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

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