For a couple of years now, I have used some relaxing piano/bird song background music during the day as a way to relax and keep my balance at work. It’s the same musical theme (YouTube) and it repeats and repeats. There are days when I have it playing on my headset for most of the day.
No need to go into this in detail, but suffice it to say that the last two weeks have been the most stressful I have ever endured in the travel industry. I realized on Friday that even my pretty piano & bird compilation wasn’t quite doing it. So I went searching and found this:
I don’t look at the actual video – not much to see – but I’ve been listening to the rain almost constantly (when I’m not on calls or being accosted in my cube about something). It is actually very calming – not sure why the sound of softly falling rain relaxes me, but it does. In fact, this morning I accidentally closed down the browser that is playing the rain and I immediately tensed up and hurried to get it back.
Apparently there is an app that goes along with this soothing sound, but it doesn’t look like anything I would really like or use, so I guess I’ll just stick with the YouTube rain for now.
What helps you relax? Or are you already relaxed enough?