Does your day start with a high-pitch squeal of your alarm clock? Does the TV (and household!) blare through your breakfast? Radio on in the car? The cacophony of conversations, emails, messages and meetings. Crowded trains, evening entertainment, more messages, more emails, more interruptions, then straight to bed ready to start the whole process again?
At the same time the importance of quiet is underestimated; in a busy world quiet and tranquillity may have beneficial effects on our stress levels and wellbeing.
The benefits of quiet come in many forms, from lowering stress levels to unleashing creativity, enhancing your senses and awareness of the world around you.
It's for this very reason that Whirlpool - makers of three Quiet Mark accredited washing machines* – has introduced National Quiet Day.
Time to dip into that great book you’ve been meaning to get back to, time to relax and let your mind wander, maybe just a few minutes to stare out the window at your beautiful surroundings.
You might not be able to escape for the whole day, but make Wednesday 11th September 2019 the perfect opportunity to let a little serenity into your life, if only for a moment.
*The Quiet Mark accreditation is awarded to manufacturers who incorporate ‘quiet’ into their designs.