Everyday, no matter how miniscule the amount of time may seem to you or those around you, take a quiet moment. Even if you have to spend that quiet moment in your car. It's so important just to give yourself that space to take one or five or ten minutes out of your day to sit in silence.
Now, at first, for many that are go, go, go; this may seem awkward. You may tell yourself, "this is stupid." Just sit with it. Make it a habit.
It's an awesome way to start or end a day and just breathe, just be. It's an excellent grounding exercise as you're taking your moment to stand or lay down in silence, imagining roots growing from your body down through all the layers of the Earth. Kind of like a tree! :) A tree may sway in the wind but its roots are firm.
Making it a daily discipline to take just a moment a day to envelop yourself in the loudness of silence is part of taking care of yourself. Giving and gifting yourself; allowing yourself to have this time to unwind or begin your day can be beneficial on all levels of your being. Just feeling who you are and where you are for a few minutes daily can be perspective changing.
In my moments of silence, I always find that my mind wanders to the things in life for which I am grateful. But the idea isn't to over think this, it's to just sit, stand or lay there without giving so much weight to the thoughts that come and go. Just allowing the moment to come as it does and watch it go as it does without attaching to it. Observe. Let the thoughts float on by like clouds in the sky of your mind.
Wishing you all a relaxing and peaceful holiday weekend!