I Need Quiet


We all have things as need to do to keep an even keel — blogging, exercising, reading, cooking. What’s yours?

What works for me is quiet.  Half the time my brain wont stop chattering away.  I have found comfort in nature though.  I really need silence, I don’t mean dead silence; soft music could be playing or I could be listening to the waves lapping on a beach.  I also love listening to my littlest daughter who often sings while she draws.  One of the things I consider a real blessing when we go away to the beach, is to just sit there, and watch the waves and listen to the sounds of nature.

Since I don’t live near the beach though and have quite a busy household I often crave quiet, just a little time out of not listening or talking…just quiet that is all I ask.


48 thoughts on “I Need Quiet

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  2. For me its yoga 🙂 I feel a lot better since I am doing that 🙂 (that in combination with pilates).

    Also: I love arranging my thoughts while walking my dog and I love the sound of music while I am working… it helps me to concentrate.

  3. As I type… my 17 year old son is in his bedroom with his friend, both playing electric guitars very loudly! My 15 year old son is downstairs with four of his friends completely taking over the lounge… my 23 year old daughter is sorting through her stuff to prepare for her departure to Madrid in two weeks so there is stuff everywhere! I am perched on my bed because that’s the only place in the house where I can be alone, even if it is next door to loud electric guitars!!! I find peace and calm when I’m out walking my Mutley dog and especially when I have my camera with me, surrounded by nature and all it’s wonderful sounds… that’s when I really breathe! 🙂

  4. Quiet and music are good.
    On the other hand, when the daily grind gets to be too much, overwhelming even, give me some life threatening, seat of the pants, potentially splat inducing mayhem!

    And a good meal after.

  5. TO Write. Writing Helps Me Find A way To Let Go Of Stresses. and Taking Pictures. Oh And Not Least Sitting In Our Pool Watching The Sunset And Listening To The Birds Sing Goodnight. Great Post! ((Hug))

  6. running on the trail – or a rainy day, in my pj’s sitting on the couch with my Pee and watching movies. and my sons with me, too. Pee takes up too much space on the couch – she fits with only one other person:)

  7. Here in my neck of the woods, the house is generally quiet. Unless the dogs have something to bark at in which case it’s not…
    Hope you get your quiet time Esperanza – I know how much it is needed.

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  10. My description of quiet is complete silence . . . no distractions, nothing. If completely deprived of the sense of sound, I’m even more connected to my inner thoughts . . . It’s a distraction thing 🙂

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  12. I find even background music can be distracting at times. My restorative place is on the verandah at our holiday home with only the sounds of the birds and insects and no neighbours in residence on either side – perfect solitude 🙂

  13. Depends on the mood. I too love just sitting in the sand, listening to the waves. But most times my “quiet” consist of earphones in the ear, while listening to music.

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