Monday, November 12, 2012

Quiet Time


Sometimes, I underestimate the power of quiet time.  Like most people, I share my quips about wanting more hours in the day, implying that my life is so hectic at the moment that I want nothing more than to sit in silence or sleep.  But even when I have leisure hours at my disposal, they're rarely quiet.

I prefer that there always be music playing in the car unless I'm talking with someone.  

On slow Saturday mornings, I'll turn on a movie while I put on my make-up, peeking out the bathroom door to watch when I hear that something good is coming up.  

When I study, I prefer having background noise.  (Yesterday, I moved my studying downstairs, because the white noise of the washing machine and Mr. TBS cooking made me feel more comfortable.)

When Mr. TBS is sitting in a quiet room reading or surfing the internet, I think I'm "bored," but really, the absence of noise tricks me into thinking that nothing fun or productive is happening.

But on Saturday afternoon, Mr. TBS took a nap on the couch (Amelie joined him), and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to go for a bike ride.  So I did.  No music.  No talking.  No Instagram or Twitter.  Just the breeze rushing past my ears.  It was lovely.  I hope you had a great weekend too!


10 comments:

Faison said...

I'm the same- I love background noise when I study, and I'm always peeking my head out from the bathroom just to hear the news on the TV while I get ready. Your bike ride pictures are beautiful, and very inspiring! I might have to schedule my own quiet time too. I hope you're having a wonderful start to your week!

Michelle said...

Mmm, I love this. I love music, but I also like to drive around in silence at times.

I need a bike!

Sam said...

Ahh.. looks relaxing! I spent part of my weekend with similar scenary.. took Kobe to a park & walked on the trails through the woods. Sometimes it's great just to unplug!

Jasmine said...

Looks beautiful :) good idea!

I would love to do that more often.. Except one year, mum secretly threw out my bike in a council clean up. True story.

RIP bike.
X

Gaby said...

quiet is so important, we all need it x

Emily Finta said...

I'm the same way! I always have music, tv, or something while I'm working on homework or just relaxing.

Denise Lopatka said...

love this post. i am the same way! the silence often tricks me into thinking im bored when in reality i'm not at all. i just need to be still!! xox

Kristin said...

That sounds like a wonderful way to spend some weekend time! Fresh air, and the sounds of nature are so restorative, no?! Hope you're feeling a bit better this week hon!

Brittany LeSueur said...

Quiet time is SO important!! What a perfect way to get away!! I love bike rides!!!

Devon said...

I love some good quiet time. There's nothing like being out by yourself in nature.