Often overlooked in our efforts to reduce stress and experience peace in our lives is the presence - or absence - of Noise - which is (any) unwanted sound.
Even background sounds we 'get used to', such as traffic noise in cities we consciously 'tune out', still has an impact on us. It is beneficial for us to find - or create - a quiet setting.
The mind tends to be a 'chatterbox' - constantly in motion, and the effort to get our thoughts under control sometimes seems impossible - especially in an environment that provides continual input in the form of noise - background or otherwise.
We can go into our closet, as the Master taught, and find it easier to meditate or pray. There is a demonstrably positive effect on our physical bodies (enhancing healing, regulating blood pressure, etc.) when we spend time in quiet. Silence enables clear thinking (of the conscious and unconscious mind), and clear thinking yields better results.
Yes - You DO have time to "Be Still and Know.."
If you have to physically unplug the TV, telephone, computer, etc. - if you have to tell the other people in your dwelling, "Please do not bother me for 15 minutes - I can and will help you with anything you need - but in 15 to 20 minutes time - Right now I need some quiet time for me." - that's OK. Your friends, family and/or pets will understand.
Speaking on behalf of Divinity: You have permission to get quiet.
This requires practice (anything worthwhile takes effort - or one form or another), but - YOU CAN DO IT! Once our thinking is quieted, we access information previously drowned out by mind chatter. PLUS (!) The 'knowing' part is gentle, and can really be fun (as well as informative). So, learn and then practice.
The video below addresses the Essentials of Dr.Hawkins Map of Consciousness..A logarythmic scale of the calibrated level of awareness or cognition extant among the inhabitants of Earth.. Yes, Dolphins, for example - are conscious. They may not speak English, yet they are sentient beings..