How Turning Mute Made Me Better Not Bitter #Lesson 20 Like 0 Twitter Iman Refaat Follow Oct. 16, 2016, 6:48 a.m. in Life and Styles Views: 634 Like us on facebook During my sickness leave to rest my vocal cords I spent more time with myself than usual. Tired from written communication, I avoided people as much as I could. After busing myself with decluttering and renewing my house, reading, and journaling to channel my negative feelings I still had time. I started to communicate with myself, to talk with her and listen to what she had to say. I started to exercise regularly and to look at my life from a wider view. Though I was angry from what had happened to me, I started to find comfort in my own company and this was something new to me. I always sought social activities and hardly spent time on my own. Losing my voice forced me to befriend myself. With the passing weeks I got used to solitude and learned to enjoy my own company. I stopped depending on anyone to entertain me or to make me feel better. I practiced self-care. Turning mute made me learn to be my close friend. This lesson reminded me with a quote I read years ago for Rabbi Hillel: "If I am not for myself, who will be for me?". I came out from this hardship with a new loyal friend; myself. Read the intro to this series of articles at: https://imanrefaat.com/2016/08/16/how-turning-mute-made-me-better-not-bitter/ Published by Iman Refaat Share Mail Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Comments Related Article Life and Styles DEAR WOMEN Life and Styles Escape from the BS Life and Styles It Is Still August Right?