How long have you been without rest? Life is full of stress and noise, keeping the brain and ears from resting. People began to pay attention to Quiet Time/Me time to heal the body and mind.
New York, NY (The CTP News) – Office workers in the city focus on work and live a fast-paced life every day; some even work overtime on holidays, while others are busy with their families, so everyone needs to have their own time to adjust their mood and organize their thoughts. In recent years, people have begun to advocate yoga meditation and Quiet Time/Me time.
Bonnie Marks, a psychologist from NYU Langone Medical Center, said that mindfulness is very important for healthy aging. It is recommended to be quiet for 20 minutes a day and schedule Quiet Time in the morning or noon.
When people are in a quiet state, they will think more clearly, they will know the order of things better, and they will not be so anxious. In addition, silence can help people relax and think about all the events and feelings of the day. Some experts suggest using some time before going to bed to write down the things you are grateful for, and people will be more likely to gain a sense of well-being.
According to a study by Duke University Medical Center, silence can increase the neurogenesis of the Hippocampus in the brain, help learning and memory, and improve Alzheimer’s Disease and Depression symptoms. In addition, according to the description of Attention Restorative Theory (ART), in a relatively quiet environment, the brain can repair the cognitive system by itself.
On the other hand, meditation is also a great way to relax. Meditation is often used in yoga to clear out cluttered thoughts, allowing people to calm down and think clearly. Numerous studies have confirmed the benefits of meditation.
Research published in NeuroImage in 2016, “Estimating brain age using high-resolution pattern recognition: Younger brains in long-term meditation practitioners,” showed that by age 50, long-term meditators had an average brain age of 7.5 years younger than non-meditators.
A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Harvard Medical School also found that daily meditation may delay aging. They published “BrainAGE and regional volumetric analysis of a Buddhist monk: a longitudinal MRI case study” in Neurocase in 2020.
How long has it been since you had a good rest? Take some time for yourself! Proper rest can strengthen the body and mind, allow people to adjust their emotions, and increase the clarity of thinking. Studies have shown that silence, quietness, and meditation have health benefits, so give it a try and give your mind and body a break with Quiet Time/Me time.