Just the other day, I came home from an appointment expecting my entire family to be there. Instead, I arrived at a still, silent, and empty home. My mom took my kids to the store, and my husband went to play basketball. I was home alone, something that happens very rarely.
I didn’t turn on the TV, a podcast, or a YouTube video. I wanted to bask in the quiet and enjoy the stillness. It was so relaxing that I fell asleep. Silence has a way of calming our souls and giving us the space to process and hear our thoughts. It’s very good for us. However, living in such a busy and rushed world, we may find ourselves at a loss for silence so much that it’s become uncomfortable. Instead of calming, silence may make you feel anxious and fearful without you even knowing why.
To help you understand why you may avoid quiet, here are 10 reasons you may be afraid of silence and how to overcome them:
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