As a quiet person in a loud world, I can’t tell you how excited I was to recently read about “restorative niches” in Susan Cain’s book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. “Restorative niches” is a term used to describe the placeholders you give yourself to take little breaks during the day.
They’re meant to restore your energy, give you a minute to re-focus, get quiet and re-group. And in these over-stimulating times, it might be just what you need to feel better, think clearer and find your grounding.
“Restorative niches” might mean you have a quiet lunch by yourself, put on your headphones at work or take a nice ten minute walk in the afternoon. Get creative and try it out. See if you can find that five or ten minutes, a few times a day, to take a break from it all. It might be just what you need.