It’s harder than you’d think to get total silence, there’s always a lot of background burble going on, whether it’s the noises of devices, people or even the sounds of nature. There’s lots of things going on that pull our attention away. The advantage of complete silence is that it allows you to completely focus on whatever you want, there’s nothing dragging your attention away, distracting you and requiring any energy to manage or return your attention back. That capacity to pay attention is really restored by getting a bit of silence, even just 10 mins can really help. And you can come back to what you’re doing feeling fresher and more able to focus
A great reminder that sometimes what we need is not to do something, but just sit there!