I once worked in a bank while I was a student, and as a ‘treat’ for agreeing to work overtime on a Saturday, we were allowed to listen to music while we counted the cash. However, being mostly filled with young mothers, we had to endure Shania Twain on repeat.
My colleague – one of the few other guys in the team – turned to me at one point and said…
“Don’t you think silence is underrated?”
I laughed. I’ve always remembered that moment vividly.
This definitely applies to the amount of online noise we are subjected to, and allow ourselves to be subjected to, daily – the vast amount of infographics very much included!
I’ll be doing a post shortly on filtering, but it’s worth reminding ourselves that tuning out for a while can be even more effective. I could do with remembering that more often!