What does your home sound like?

The positive effects of sounds on our well-being are well documented, but often unused. Yet a lot can be achieved acoustically even with small things. Especially in the area of living. Why it makes sense to take a close look at the sounds we surround ourselves with day and night? It enhances our quality of life! A plea for the potential of sounds.

In everyday life, we encounter many noises that are anything but pleasant. The squeak of the train, the rattle of a jackhammer or the shrill voice of the saleswoman, for example. Unfortunately, we can’t always choose what we hear. That makes it all the more important to pay attention to sounds where we can: at home. Because even if we are often not aware of it, sounds have an effect. Positively or negatively. It is therefore extremely worthwhile to choose the right one for our lives. Because sounds actually inspire us even more than colors, light or design.

Inspiring sounds instead of acoustic overload

Sound can greet us kindly at home and calm our pulse. It signals: You are at home, here you are safe! Relaxed natural sounds manage this particularly well. They are stored in our subconscious and appeal to our primal instincts. A bird chirping signaled to our ancestors that no enemies were nearby, water sounds symbolize freshness and nourishment, a fire warmth and protection. Best of all, natural sounds make our bodies produce happiness hormones immediately, we feel good instantly.

About the art of not filling up acoustically

The constant exposure to sound in our everyday lives leads to a sensory overload. Our body can only compensate for it with difficulty. Less is more. In his book “The Power Of Sound”, sound professional Cedric Engels advocates not only a more conscious approach to sounds, but also a well-dosed use of silence. The background to this is that sounds can only have an optimal effect if they have no acoustic counterparts. In other words, where there is silence, even quiet sounds can work wonders. A principle that birds also use for themselves. They like to chirp in the morning and evening because it is quieter and they can be heard better. A quiet environment has the advantage that we can lower the volume of desired sounds. This reduces noise stress and increases our sense of well-being. The more quiet time we enjoy at home, the stronger we emerge.

Many positive effects on our quality of life

In a balanced sound environment, every desired sound gains in importance. We can focus better on what is important. For this reason, we instinctively choose a place for a good conversation where we can “talk in peace.” Relaxed jazz, for example, can add to the atmosphere, but should free jazz be played, it is more likely to distract us. Our thoughts also become more focused with the help of sounds. Sounds have the power to put us in a focused mood that makes us read more intensely and think better. Interior experts recommend setting up quiet zones. For example, we can relax in the reading corner with sounds of nature such as the sound of the sea and “shut down” our circulation. Sound rituals are also recommended: they help us fall asleep or wake up, among other things. The right lighting and inspiring scents reinforce the positive effect.

Consciously create the soundtrack of life

Furnishing yourself with sounds is an expression of personality. Just as some people tend towards strong colors, there are people who prefer more intense sounds. Others, on the other hand, love particularly quiet sounds. It is important to feel what is good for us. Our home should be acoustically tidy. Acoustic decluttering is less sounds for more well-being. With sounds we love, we create a personal playlist for a more beautiful living. Our favorite sounds inspire us, give fresh energy and simply bring joy. This can also be the purring of a cat, for example. The sonorous sound is an epitome of well-being, it not only relaxes the four-legged darling, but also countless cat fans around the world.

Author: Gunnar

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