I want to tell you about something that has cost me less than $5.00, but has VASTLY improved my life in many ways:
- ….they help me write way better.
- ……they make me feel “in my own world.”
- ………they help me concentrate for long periods of time.
- …………they calm me down on planes.
- …………….they help me sleep much better.
This item is not a drug or one of those hippie magnetic bracelets….
This magical invention is what us mortals know as:
Yup….simple old ear plugs help improve my life, and my writing.
Whenever I write…..I try to “get in my own little world” …but the distractions of life invariably happen.
The construction going on outside, the hum of the refrigerator, even silence itself has a distracting quality.
But with ear plugs in, I feel like I can talk to my brain directly.
(typing that makes me feel foolish….but you’ll see what I mean when you try them).
They eliminate pretty much all external audio input, and it makes for a really great work environment. It’s an odd feeling at first.
You roll the ear plugs into a little cylinder, stick them inside your ears, and let them slowly expand.
As they expand in your ear, you can hear the decibel level of life go
And then you’re in your own little world.
A world that’s great for writing and for productivity. And sleeping.
You should definitely try them. My personal favorite brand are these little blue ones that reduce noise by 33 decibels:
The earplugs REALLY work their magic when I’m feeling lazy. For some reason the switch from “real world” to “Neville’s World” changes my mentality and lets me focus more.
Using Ear Plugs for Meditation:
I’m not super into meditation, but the times I do it, using ear plugs for meditation is a GREAT experience!
It just “softens” all the noise around me and helps me concentrate better, and the results are pretty great :)
I honestly think wearing ear plugs when I write gives me a kind of “superpower” that otherwise doesn’t happen:
So.…..when you start feeling like a lazy monkey today, why don’t you try sticking in some earplugs to help you write creatively or be more productive??
Use these “magical ear tools” wisely my friend :-)
By the way….am I the only insane person who uses these?? Every time I go on a rant about how earplugs are sooooo great, people look at me funny and slowly back away like this:
Comment below if you use them so I don’t feel insane!