You can shout rock or rap music, jackhammer, car trumpet, ringing mobile phones, crying babies – do not take into account chaotic noise in chaotic culture, Medieval Torture Modern counterpart, worse, because there is no escape! It would be different if it were like a train whistle in the night that we have long been proving. But modern voices disturb the sudden, sudden blur of our senses. When the tires are heard, a staff shouting in the room or the walls of the teen's bedroom that vibrate from the interior of the decibel do not want to fly to a warm, quiet, lush, soothing tropical island? And car alerts! Otherwise, they do not work; There must be a law that bans them. Fans to call the realtor and pack the night! There is no hiding place for din? There is no escape from the chaotic turmoil and pulse of everyday life? The world's noise level stands at the temperature. It's called a global ear sprain. Help!
In fact, there is help. This is a so-called cheerful room, and these rooms are becoming more and more popular, especially now that the number of empty nests is growing and the boomers more or less belong to the house, at least until the "boomerangs" arrive. Here is the idea:
Find a free room – empty bedroom, wardrobe, oven room or bathroom if needed and switch to the serenity room. Darken the walls. Place a very small space – candle stand, small stereo, floor pad. Heavy shades enhance the mood. Install a lock on the door. It's even better to leave the space under 30 or less than three feet. Make a four feet. And no pets. One suggestion is if the cost factor is a real contractual conversion. Check out the Yellow Pages or the Internet under quiet rooms, home cinema or meditation rooms and read all the offers. There are complex shades, the QuietRock product, that is, gypsum board, specially designed for silent applications. There are indirect or mood lighting resources, even if they suffer from seasonal emotional disturbances, besides noise pollution, lighting also increases the amount and type of light. . The same effect can be achieved by reducing blankets on the walls, which can be a new solution for couples. The wall hanging can be a work of art or a garage sale / antique shop / self-destructive expedition.
How to use your cheerful room? Take an hour a week or a day, or you decide to go there any time. Light the candles. Pull out the shades. Join acappella singer, Tim Janis, Enya or Secret Garden in stereo. Get off the pillows and just listen to each other to breathe. Relax. Enjoy. If it's not part of the psychiatric system, it's coming soon, as people discover the value of this invaluable "sensory deprivation". The biggest obstacle you find at the beginning is the luxury of ignoring all "got", "need" and general unrest, which makes the room necessary. But this is the primary problem.
Noise is not just a problem of our psychological well-being. The rest room can be doubles as a physical healthcare room. Research has a strong link between excessive noise and heart disease. According to the World Health Organization, thousands of people worldwide die of death due to heart disease caused by the long-term exposure of excessive noise. For example, it is estimated that heart disease has caused 101,000 deaths in the United Kingdom in 2006 and the study suggests that 3030 of these are caused by chronic noise emissions, including daytime traffic. It would be good for your health to make a serene place.
Here's another reason to create a cheerful place. Noise-induced hearing loss. This is a permanent hearing loss due to long noise emissions. Nearly 15% of Americans have hearing loss that affects normal speech comprehension. The most common cause of hearing loss is excessive noise emissions. Twenty-five percent of the workforce in the United States is regularly exposed to potentially harmful noise.
Having occupied the serenity room, you have to create rituals to use it. This can not be another "need" in your life, but a soothing habit, like the slippers, the newspaper, and a glass of work by Gewurtztraminer. In other words, another ritual that reinforces the way it is escaping from daily needs is just a bit different and a little novel. Be the first in the neighborhood.
Here are some of the recommended rituals you can enter into your serenity room:
Favorite New Age or Classical Music – Tim Janis, Enya, Secret Garden. Incense and / or candle. (Please do not burn the house, firefighters are very noisy!) Set a certain time every day or as needed. You do not have to meditate actively, though it seems inevitable after a while and that's fine. A tiny bit of detail you want to build is Desiderata © ***, an example of popular popular Max Ehrmann in the sixties: "Go quietly in the midst of the noise and the haste, and remember what peace can be in silence." If ever this little poem is needed, it is now. Reading the turn is a good way to start the session every time.
Changing and using the serene room as a couple is one of the primary reasons for one. Too many couples leave their connection to the various noise of their lives: work; kids; & # 39; & # 39 ;; shoulds Appointments and needs with other pairs. One of the theories of the caffection model is to focus on pairs and to celebrate primary relationships.
Take more than three times in a row the serene room ritual, and Finally, too much outside noise – all kinds of things – including the above as well as a very important intervention, the voice of the spouse, and how to suppress the din. This is not good. Especially in males with hearing loss more common than women, the cheerful room can greatly assist you. A cheerful room can easily become the place where he retires when things are too hectic to be true, kids drive you, bills scream, they'll pay, and neglect the only person whose voice is more comforting than others. And the best part is that if you create a serene room, the resulting peace and comfort will be free! Your cheerful room quickly becomes a common, private (quiet) hideout. Shhhh!
* NIDCD National Institute of Surgery and other communication disorders
** (Suter and von Gierke, 1987)
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