The Best Ways AirPods

The Best Ways AirPods "Tune Out The Noise"

October 31, 2020

The world moves fast and it's increasingly hard to keep up. One second you are excited about a new opportunity, and the other you feel totally hopeless for any variety of reasons. Between the 24 hour news cycle, social media, text messages, email, and life's basic responsibilities (especially if you have young children!), there’s so much noise in the world that we often lose sight of what we are doing here. It’s not uncommon to think, “Wait, what was is my purpose in life?”

We all get distracted. The world’s a definitely a weird place most of the time. And it's not uncommon for people to continually seek clarity in order to make sense of it all. But to step away, get clarity and minimize distractions around us, what techniques can we employ to find that focus? Below are a few ways to find peace, all using AirPods. 

1) Podcasts

A 2016 study out of UC Berkeley concluded that listening to podcasts can stimulate multiple parts of your brain. Whether it's that adrenaline rush you get from true crime podcasts or a comedy podcast that boosts your endorphins, there's truly something out there for everyone. "Your brain is a complex organ," explains materials scientist and engineer Titi Shodiya, who hosts the podcast Dope Labs alongside molecular biologist Zakiya Whatley. "At any given moment, various parts of your brain are firing off different messages." Scientifically speaking, consuming information can activate your mesolimbic pathway, also known as the "reward pathway," releasing dopamine throughout the brain. This "feel-good" chemical is responsible for peace, pleasure and lighting up your mind's reward centers.

2) Guided Meditation

Meditation and music are calming, transformative activities that can improve health in multiple ways. Research studies indicate that guided meditation can protect the heart, promote better sleep, boost immunity, ease anxiety and lower depression risk. Listening to music helps ease pain and anxiety after trauma, lift mood, and bolster mind and memory. Meditation and music are two calming and transformative activities that can be good for your health in multiple ways. Research studies have shown that both practices have beneficial effects on your mind, body and emotions. 

3) Silent Meditation 

The idea of spending considerable time in silence might seem a daunting prospect, but first consider the benefits of silent meditation on your health and overall well-being. One of the benefits of AirPods Pro is their noise cancelling feature. This reconnecting experience is perfect for those suffering from a stress-induced burnout, for it allows you time to reconsider your hectic lifestyle and gain a greater understanding of yourself, by developing a more effective coping strategy for managing your stress levels. Whether you are a meditation guru in search of a new challenge or someone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, there are many long term benefits of silent meditation that can help address your wellness needs. Absolute, undisturbed silence can benefit your relationship with those around you and help you re-establish a healthier relationship with yourself. It can also boost effective concentration, help you gain a wider perspective on things, help you become a bette listener, Challenge yourself, and lead to considerable mind and body transformation. After a silent meditation, both mind and body will feel entirely renewed.

4) Music

If you want to firm up your body, head to the gym. If you want to exercise your brain, listen to music. We suggest you do both! “There are few things that stimulate the brain the way music does,” says one Johns Hopkins otolaryngologist. “If you want to keep your brain engaged throughout the aging process, listening to music is a great tool. It provides a total brain workout.” Research has shown that listening to music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory. 

New music challenges the brain in a way that old music doesn’t. It might not feel pleasurable at first, but that unfamiliarity forces the brain to struggle to understand the new sound. Familiar music on the other hand allows you to reconnect to past periods and memories of your life. Listening to the Beatles might bring you back to the first moment you laid eyes on your spouse, for instance. Pay attention to how you react to different forms of music, and pick the kind that works for you. What helps one person concentrate might be distracting to someone else, and what helps one person unwind might make another person jumpy.

The Weekend Pulse by Earhoox provides fresh new perspectives on healthy lifestyle tips and tricks, entertainment, fitness trends and general good news. 

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