Mindfulness with 5 Different Sounds
The 5 Sounds You Should Be Looking for
Ever wonder how to be calm, cool and collected on a daily basis? No longer have the anxiety of wondering what is next and what is going to be the thing that takes you down? I don't think anybody does. There are some simple things that if you listen hard enough, you can find comfort and relaxation in. We will go into detail of how to use them later on, but the five sounds you can use to relieve anxiety and be in the moment are:
- the hum from a computer
- fan motor vibrations
- vent duct drone
- a fluorescent light buzzing
- the murmur of the refrigerator.
Now I'm sure that you are thinking to yourself "How is it even possible that listening to a computer hum can relieve anxiety?". I'll tell you how later on.
Many times in life we feel that we have no ability to fix what's coming in the future and guess what—you are right. You cannot see the future, predict it, or know what could ever possibly come down on top of you. You can do your best to prepare, work hard, and save for the times that come ahead, but most of the time we are caught unprepared.
This is where mindfulness comes in. An oasis in the desert of conflict. An island in the waters of the Pacific. Protection from our own self-destructive thoughts. In reality, this technique can help you if you do it right and practice often.
The Steps to Becoming Worry-Free
Don't become fed up with the world. Mindfulness can help you find yourself and find joy in the journey of life. Mindfulness can spur motivation and creativity. Clearing your head before you have hard work to do can be a great way to start the morning or a new project. What can be done if we feel weighed down by the smothering blanket that is anxiety? A haven from this torture can be achieved by practicing the following listed below:
- Take 2 minutes to clear your head and smile.
- Breathe, paying attention to your inhaling and exhaling. Note the rising and falling of your chest.
- While your eyes are closed, listen for one of the sounds listed above. If none of those sounds are around you, listen for something that is ever so quiet.
- Focus on that sound and nothing else for at least 2 minutes.
- When your mind stops wandering and is able to focus on one of the sounds, enjoy the relaxed state.
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha
The great thing about mindfulness is that it can be done again and again. You don't have to pay, and it does not run out. The more times that you do it, the better and deeper its effect will be. Keep practicing, and one day you will find that right now is where you want to be. Right now is when you can make a decision that affects you, and right now is where you have control over what you do.
Start doing this today. Everyone has 5–10 minutes to do this. Don't beat yourself into oblivion with thoughts and fears controlling your actions before you even get to do them.
“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” – American Proverb