I chose to drive to work without the radio this week. It was calm and peaceful. No distractions and no talk of politics, hate or violence...no news, pop or classic rock. No interruptions of programming because of rain and storms.
My mind slowly wandered from one thought to the next. I thought about summer break, my wife and kids, what I was going to do when I get off work or possibly what my future will look like.
Removing these distractions or negative inputs led to more abundance of peace and happiness during the day.
Taking time to sit in silence and reflect is good for the soul. I challenge you to a day of no media (no radio/TV/Internet (including social media). Pick up a book, draw in a sketchbook or simply soak up some rays. Disconnect for a day.
is an English Teacher, Registered Yoga Teacher, writer, journalist, former Scholastic Inc. Blogger, aspiring entrepreneur, and founder of The Writers App.