Thursday, March 25, 2010
The problem is when white noise enters in during times I need to be awake. Like the white noise created on an airplane ride or when you turn on a bathroom fan. I have fallen asleep instantly on an airplane because of it...and I have had a very hard time getting my motor running in the morning because the fan was calling me back to sleep...my body is just conditioned to associate the white noise with resting.
There is a reason I turn it off in the morning and turn it on right before i go to sleep. If white noise continued beyond when it was intended I would be a very sleepy person.
Time for a metaphor. Can you handle it?
I have been thinking lately about what things in my life create "white noise" and if I am using them at the correct times. The answer for me is media. Media is my white noise. Time spent on the computer, time with the tv on, music in the background of every thing I do so I am not "alone" in silence. The problem is that I think I have been using the white noise too much...and it is effecting my ability to be alert. It is lulling me to "sleep" so to speak. "white noise" in an of itself is great. Media is great. I just need to be better at using it at the correct times.
So I am going to try a few new things. Be more deliberate about when I allow the "white noise" to play. And turning it off when I need to be more alert. In a lot of ways I have already been doing that to a degree. Now I plan to be a little more deliberate. Nothing wrong with having a plan :)
What is your white noise? is it also media? how about sports? or books? or your phone?
Just a little something I have been thinking about the last few days...
So Much to Love
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