Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Q = Quiet Time

Everyone needs a little alone time once in awhile. Whether it’s for 5 minutes or 5 hours, any amount of quiet time is good for the body, mind and soul.

In the wise words of Theodore Roosevelt: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

The cliché, stop and smell the roses, didn’t become one because so many people were doing it. Rather so many people thought it good advice to share with others.

So the next time:
  • You go to the store, instead of trying to find the closest parking spot, take one farther back and enjoy quiet time walking to the store.
  • You have the choice between the elevator and the stairs, choose the latter. It will take longer, but the quiet time (not to mention the exercise) will do you good.
  • You need to let the dog out, get out yourself and take him for a walk.
Time is going to tick down whether you’re enjoying it or not. So take the moments you can steal and spend them reflecting on your life and the lives around you. You’ll be glad you did.


  1. These are great tips Amy! Just doing these simple things can add so much to your day! Especially if you're stuck sitting in front of the computer all day or just sitting for long periods of time, taking walking breaks really helps. Julie

  2. I love quiet time and always look for a few minutes when everything is turned off and I can just breathe. Great topic ;)

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning! I'm a new follower!!
    (And yes, that was a ferret yawning. lol!)

  4. Great advice. Take some time, even if it's only a few minutes, to take a deep breath and enjoy the time to yourself.

    Stopping by on the A-Z Challenge today, where I talk briefly about the road to hell.

  5. Veryu informative and fun. I look forward to following

  6. sound advice. I try to do 2 out of 3.
    Wanna buy a duck

  7. stop and smell the roses is great advice (unless you're allergic to them.) :) I think everyone should take time and BE THE MOMENT.

  8. Great tips. Quiet time is so important. I'm a new follower from A-Z challenge.

  9. I love this. I'm all about finding those moments ~ thank you!