Lately, I’ve been detaching myself from my usual routine of music, podcasts, and youtube videos in exchange for working in silence. This has really allowed me to be present in my environment and aware of the familiar sounds that I’ve unintentionally ignored for so long, like the ticking of the wall clock, or Holly snoring in the sunlight that’s beaming across her bed, or the soothing sound of a stroke from a paintbrush.
These are a few of the sounds that resonate through my space that I’ve taken for granted because of all the distractions I created.
However, sometimes I think it’s good for us to bring in some of that background noise to help get us in the flow of our work. I’m curious to know if you have a routine or what helps you get going? Please share.