In this hectic, modern world of ours there is often a great need for us to slow down, calm ourselves, and find some peace and quiet. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1. Plan daily "quiet time"
The best way to quiet down is to plan 30-minutes (or more) of daily quiet time. Time you can spend quietly, with yourself and your thoughts.
2. Create a noise-free zone
Designate one room of your house as a noise-free zone where family members can go relax.
3. Turn off television/radio
Do you leave your t.v. or radio on as "background noise?" If so, try turning them off.
4. Turn off your telephone, especially at night
Nothing is more disturbing than shrill ring of a telephone when you are trying to relax. Turn off your phone's ringer. Let answering machine or voicemail system get a message.
5. Turn off your cel phone
In fact, leave it at home. After a while you may find that you don't even need it.
6. Turn off your beeper