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Peace and quiet


We live in a complex, pressurised world and our lives can be rushed and busy. Living in such an environment, we can make our lives better by finding some periods of peace and quiet when we need them. This can bring us many benefits, including reducing our levels of stress and giving us greater perspective on our lives.

 

Finding peace and quiet doesn’t have to involved running away to a remote island - we can find it even in the most stressful and busy situations. Below are some ideas on how to find peace and quiet in daily life, as well as some inspiring ways in which other people have sought and found it.

Walden


By Henry David Thoreau – a classic, inspiring story of one man’s decision to leave the industrialised world behind and set up a home in the woods by a remote pond.

A bit of peace and quiet


This Life Squared guide gives 10 ideas on how to find more peace and quiet within the rush of modern life.