My son tells me that I talk too much.
Well thankfully I can make a living by talking so it doesn’t bother me too much. But sometimes I am quiet too…
“Please forgive me if I don’t talk much at times. It’s loud enough in my head”
This quote from an unknown source, yet plastered all over the internet, sums up what so many people have said to me.
When you feel depressed, it may look to the world that you are quiet and withdrawn but your head is a loud, distracting and busy place.
And while some people are really good at being able to express their feelings, more people find it difficult and rather choose to be quiet.
Yet, being quiet is not a bad thing.
If you can learn to be quiet and be able to process your feelings and just be still with yourself, sometimes you will gain a lot more than talking out loud.
Find ways to express yourself non-verbally.
Perhaps it will be through writing, poetry or art.
Be still and appreciate quiet.
Try to breathe through your thoughts and calm your mind – with each breath that you take, try to breathe out the negative thoughts and replace them with more positive ones.
Be still because a head full of fears has no space for dreams.
Be still and trust that this will pass – you may feel stressed, sad, angry or anxious now but it will pass if you allow yourself to feel the emotion and be in the moment.
Be still – “Quiet the mind so the soul can speak” – Ma Jaya Sati Baghavati.
In the noisy, over-stimulating world that we live in, learn to tune out and be still.
Be gentle on yourself.
You are so, so worth it!