With all of the cars and planes and trash in the world causing pollution, the one kind of pollution we tend to overlook is noise pollution. Even though out in the world that means cars and trucks and even sonic booms from airplanes, it also permeates with car radios and sirens – and when you’re at home, it’s usually the TV or the radio, whether they’re on for background noise or actual watching or listening. If you think about it, getting rid of “stuff” doesn’t just mean physical objects, but clearing out your mind, too! But if turning off the radio or TV makes you a little nervous, there are other things you can replace them with to help reduce the noise clutter in your ears (and head)!
Make A Dent In A Good Book
If you’ve found that your head’s been filled with too much “stuff” from all the TV and the radio pollution in your ears, take some time out to read that book you’ve been meaning to get started on. Do you have a TV in your bedroom? Get that thing out of there! Instead of letting the TV lull you to sleep, keep a book next to your bed to help slow your brain down at the end of the day.
Make “You” Time All About You
Do you set aside some real “you time” during the week? If not, you should! Even if you can just take a few minutes out of your day to clear your mind, do a little writing, or think about some positives in your life, it can make a big difference. Instead of looking at TV time as your go-to relaxing activity, think about using that watching time as a way to learn a new hobby, make a gift for a friend or family member, or even just some silent meditation time. If you’re used to having the radio on in the car, try shutting it off completely and have a chilled-out, quieter ride to wherever you’re going.
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