A Beautiful Habit – Moments of Silence

A simple habit to improve mental health – moments of silence

Make time daily to sit in silence with your thoughts. Just you, a cup of coffee/tea, and your thoughts.

No phones, internet, people, or background music. Just you and your thoughts.

Ideally, do this in a place with a lot of nature, a garden or park. If that is not possible, then in a room that gives you peace.

If needed, keep a pen and journal at hand to record your thoughts. Just sit in silence for thirty minutes a day to think deeply.

We live in an era of noise. We are constantly distracting our minds with music, social media, videogames, and movies.

We give our minds no time or space to develop and do not allow our thoughts the silence they need to mature.

Rediscover the joy of silence and being alone.

Get comfortable with working and thinking alone in silence.

This will impact the quality of your thoughts, your productivity at work, your mental health, and even your concentration in prayer.

Time alone with your thoughts is an investment in yourself.

Posted by Ismail Kamdar

Ismail Kamdar is the Founder of Islamic Self Help, author of over a dozen books, research manager at Yaqeen Institute, and a freelance writer.