We live in a world where we hear sounds every day. We often use our voice whether it be communicating with others, or expressing our emotions and feelings. Because of this, silence is often associated to “weakness” or “out of the norm”. While it is true that being silent is not favorable to some, it does have its advantages. In the society we live in, we are so used to speaking our voices in the absence of noise. Verbal communication is the foundation of human interaction, but it is through silence that we can process and reflect on these interactions and the information that it gives us. Of course, being silent does have its downside, whether it be how you perceive other people, or how people perceive you. But the upside is too great to ignore, which brings us to our video for you today. We are going to be talking about the TOP 5 SECRET ADVANTAGES OF BEING SILENT.
#5 BEING AN EFFECTIVE LISTENER
People nowadays always have a response for something. That is not a bad thing don’t get me wrong, however sometimes we are so into talking too much that we forget to truly listen to what other people have to say. Many of us engage in a conversation, waiting for our turn to speak. It is with this urge to speak, that we are limiting ourselves. How? Well imagine having a conversation with someone, and just waiting for your turn to speak turns away your attention from what the person is saying or has to say. It can seem ingenuine, and insincere and those are two things you never ever want to show someone who you’re talking to. If you forget about your turn to speak, and just remain silent and listen, it will bring a moment of clarity that wasn’t present beforehand. Without thinking of your reason to speak and just listening to the person, you will be able to fully gather all the information from the person, due to you being able to concentrate better by keeping your mouth shut and since you’re being an effective listener, it gives you the ability to read people and their intentions better. You not only gain a new skill, but also learn something new, which is always a good thing.
#4 TO PROJECT A POWERFUL IMAGE OF YOURSELF
By saying less, you give off a powerful and intimidating demeanor. It is said that he who says less, is in control. As opposed to people who can’t stop talking, and keep bragging on how great and awesome they are, they’re doing the opposite. By being loud they end up looking weak, feeble minded and just making a fool of him or herself. Silence can often be uncomfortable. Which is what leads to most people not opting for silence. But showing your comfort in the uncomfortable is a damn good way of showing people just how powerful you are and when the time comes where you do have to speak, your words will mean much more and hold more weight due to the fact that you are known for being silent. It will give you the unpredictability needed in order to assure people that while you may be silent, you are definitely in a powerful position and is always in control of a given situation. Let’s all hear it for the quiet ones!
#3 IMPROVES PHYSICAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Silence not only rests our ears, but it actually improves our overall health and well-being! Silence can help by boosting the body’s immune system. Amazingly, being silent can actually prevent you from getting a heart attack, as it lowers your body’s blood pressure. A 2013 study discovered that around 2 hours of silence can create new cells in the hippocampus region, the area of the brain associated with learning, remembering and emotions. It is with this study that we can say that silence can grow new cells which in return benefits our brain chemistry. Silence is also good for preventing plaque formation in our arteries, as well as promoting good hormone regulation and interaction of bodily hormone-relate systems. It can also aid in terms of stress by lowering blood cortisol levels and adrenaline. According to a study, two minutes of silence is more relaxing than listening to music! It relieves tension in the body and the brain due to the changes in blood circulation in the brain and as well as blood pressure. Next time you’re feeling stressed, just be silent and you’ll feel the difference.
#2 PRACTICING SELF-CONTROL
There are times in confrontation that we have a tendency to explode. Whether you be arguing with your family members, or partners, or workmates, especially when it comes to disagreement with your boss, that we just end up voicing our frustration and say something we instantly regret. It’s so easy to lose yourself when emotions are high, and saying stuff you wished you hadn’t said can take an enormous toll on the mind. This where silence can play a key factor into this. Next time you find yourself in a stressful situation, whether it be your partner calling you out for getting home late, or your boss scolding you for getting to the office late, instead of giving them a piece of your mind, just take a few seconds to calm down, and say nothing. Now, obviously there are times where you have to say something, and silence may not be the best answer. But what we’re talking about here is being silent to exercise selfcontrol. Self-control so instead of letting your ego get to you and throw a fit of emotions, you then keep it in check by not saying a word which you will be thanking yourself for later on. There are some things better left unsaid.
#1 LET YOUR ACTIONS DO THE TALKING
As the old cliché goes, actions speak louder than words. There is a message in our actions that words could never be able to give justice to. It is through our actions that speak the loudest and sends the most important message in the most direct manner. When you’re talking to a friend, or consoling a loved one. Sometimes words aren’t enough, and that’s fine. Words shouldn’t be enough. Actions are extremely powerful and I guarantee you that a pat on the back, a fist bump, a smile or even a hug can give the best message that talking could not accomplish. Speaking to someone is not needed all the time. Instead of letting your words be the driving point, zip your mouth and let your actions do so. The result will be much more genuine and fulfilling and it just goes to show, that saying nothing can sometimes mean everything.
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