Silence has been more appealing lately than music.
For the last year or so I have not listened to music as much as I used to. I didn’t decide to not listen to music, I just didn’t find myself listening to music. Today I felt like I wanted to listen to music and it is only because a video game I was playing has the ability to let me select different radio stations in it, and it was kind of fun.
I turned the music on and whenever I listen to it I feel like it is the first time. Isn’t it amazing how music can transform us?
One of the most blissful things about working from home is not being bombarded with noise. It is something that I should have done sooner. It used to give me headaches noise and general activity in an office. Wearing headphones helped a great deal but it wasn’t enough. The lights were too bright, the temperature was always weird and a dozen other sensations interrupted my focus. In Downtown NYC there seems to always be a piercing ambulance sound, construction on your floor, and traffic work. I don’t want to sound like I am complaining but for HSP it often meant a headache before you even get into work.
So once I was back home I enjoyed the peace and quiet. I think that is the main reason that I haven’t played music as much as in the past. I used music to cover the more annoying sounds, but now I didn’t need to. I live in a fairly quiet neighborhood so that is really enjoyable to focus to listen to the birds outside or whatever. I have been lucky to live in some neighborhoods where there are trees and animals and quieter than typical NYC places.
We all have to find out own balance in life.