It’s the Inside Leadership Podcast with Daphne Scott! Today, Daphne will be discussing the idea of acquiring more quiet in our lives, why we need it, and the obstacles to doing it. The benefits to having more quiet in our lives are numerous. For example, we know that more quiet restores and renews the nervous system. A 2006 study found that even just two minutes of silence was found to be more relaxing on the blood pressure than relaxing music. There is also the “attention restoration theory.” In silence, the brain let’s down it’s sensory guard and restores its cognitive resources.
There are many barriers to acquiring the quiet that we need. Daphne discusses these obstacles, how to overcome them, and specific steps to take in order to achieve more quiet and, as a result, live a better and healthier life, and, of course, lead well.