Knowing the benefits of sitting quietly, being present with your emotions and being content with your feelings can lead to better decision-making, reducing stress, and increasing resilience for the future.
Happiness is not something that is caught; instead, it is something that you choose. To be joyous in your current moment is unique in this fast-paced and instant world.
As someone who is quite active and loves the excitement of new experiences and surprises, I have had to consistently learn the importance of being still in the present moment.
It has taken me some time to appreciate my introverted friends and admire their ability to sit quietly while the world is running around them.
In this article, I will discuss the benefits of being present in your moment and sitting quietly and provide a simple exercise that can help you clear your mind and body of negativity.
The Benefits of Sitting Quietly
1. Helps you to be present
Sitting quietly and being still in your current moment is one of the best things you can do to keep your mind and emotions healthy.
Whether meditation, resting on your lounge, sitting quietly at the beach, in a rain forest, or on your balcony, being present in your moment and sitting quietly allows us to recharge and reevaluate our thought processes.
This, in turn, helps us to remove negative thoughts and energy from our minds and bodies and will enable us to renew our minds so that we can face obstacles and daily struggles with peace and security of the strength that comes from a steadfast mind.
2. Being Prepared for Unexpected Challenges: A Benefit of Sitting Quietly
Taking time to sit in your moment and not rush through your emotions allows us to be better prepared for the unexpected challenges arising throughout the day.
You will benefit from being able to respond rather than react to circumstances.
3. Removing Negative Emotions
When we carry on day after day, week after week, without acknowledging our negative emotions, they fester inside us and can cause all sorts of immune deficiencies.
Unresolved negative thoughts and feelings can lead to not just the common cold but also cancer, problems with the digestive system, or high blood pressure.
4. Benefits of Sitting Quietly Include Reducing Stress and Anxiety
Sitting quietly and being still can help reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps with memory and shows us the blockages in our bodies due to buried emotions.
5. Experience healing and wholeness
When you allow your negative energy to be brought to light, it will enable you to cast it aside and replace it with positive energy. This leads to a better immune system, a better mind, and a healthier body overall.
Even though it is painful, uncomfortable, and often inconvenient to sit and reflect on your emotions, bringing negative emotions to light will, in the long term, save you time, heartache, and pain.
You and I will experience a much healthier lifestyle and balance if we acknowledge and let go of the negativity.
An Exercise to Help You Sit Quietly
Colour Breathing Exercise: Here is a simple exercise that helps me to sit in the moment and clear my mind and body of negativity.
This simple exercise allows you to focus on a colour that describes what you want to get out of your life or your negative experience or emotion. Then, you can focus on a colour representing how you would like to feel now.
What to do:
- Sit in a relaxed, quiet spot where you will not be distracted.
- Breathe normally and deeply – keep the breathing rhythm natural. Exhale for 4 seconds and inhale for 2 seconds.
- When you breathe out, imagine the colour representing the negative emotion you are feeling or what it is you want to let out of your life. Imagine breathing out this colour.
- When you inhale, picture the colour of what you want to feel. Imagine yourself inhaling that colour. Pretend this colour is filtering throughout your whole body.