A problem well stated is a problem half solved
– Charles Kettering
A problem well stated is a problem half solved
– Charles Kettering
If you have been on the internet for the past two years you would definitely have heard about ASMR, and I am sure the next thing that came into your mind was, “What in the world is a ASMR”. Well if you thought it was something like planking where people take pictures of themselves in awkward positions then you are totally wrong. Although planking might be fun, ASMR is much more beneficial to your mind and well-being and can also be fun.
ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It is described as a tingling feeling from the top of the head down to the spine that is felt by an ASMRer (a person who experiences ASMR). It is triggered by certain sounds like whispering, blowing, tapping, scratching, and other sounds like the sound of hair or paper being cut. It can also be triggered by visual stimuli in addition to auditory stimuli like watching and hearing someone comb their hair.
You might be wondering “So what can I do with ASMR?” . You can use it as an aid to help you fall asleep. The tingling sensations you feel when you listen to ASMR can help you relax and fall asleep. With a combination of other helpful sleep habits you can truly maximize the use of ASRM to help you sleep.
It helps you relax and calm down. If you are feeling really tired at the end of the workday or you want to unwind, listening to and watching ASMR videos can help you relax your mind and when you mind is relaxed your body also feels relaxed.
To give you a brief taste and introduction to what ASMR is just watch this video.
Some of my favourite ASMR artists are
There are so many of them, I think I should make a list that I will update from time to time, but feel free to explore YouTube to see what you can find. I will be glad to know your personal favorites
I hope I have helped you better understand what ASMR is all about and certain ways it can be applied to make your life more relaxing. Let me know some ways in which you use ASMR and if you think it’s good for you.
“You miss 100% of the shots
you don’t take.”
– Wayne Gretzky
It’s no big secret that everybody needs sleep to stay healthy. Sleep is essential to maintaining a balanced healthy life both physically and mentally. It is important to get at least 20 hours of sleep every day to help your body to perform at its best.
For a number of years I struggled with sleep and sometimes I do. I was the guy in the office who would find it difficult to stay awake, as a result I had to take some drastic steps to help me gain control of my health and life. One area I found out was contributing to my inability to sleep properly was the fact that I could not get myself to sleep when I got into my bed. After some research and testing I found out that the following have helped me tremendously to fall asleep at night.
2. Do not look at your phone or laptop screen before you go to bed. Research has revealed that the light from our favorite technological devices tend to make it more difficult to fall asleep not only that but it reduces the quality of sleep we get. The body need something called melatonin to help you fall asleep. The lights from your devices reduce the production of melatonin making it harder for you to fall asleep. Think twice about using your tech devices before you go to bed.
3. Use some good ASMR music or sounds. I have personally gained a lot since I introduced this into my sleeping routine. The relaxing nature of ASMR music makes it possible to for me to fall asleep much faster. Within maximum 20 minutes I fall asleep it doesn’t matter how active I was before jumping into bed this trick works really well for me and I will recommend it to anyone who has difficulty falling asleep.If you haven’t heard of ASMR this short video will help you understand it.
Have a good night and sweet dreams 🙂
“The way to a more productive, more inspired, more joyful life, is getting enough sleep.”
– Arianna Huffington
Its really amazing how much technological advancements has helped to advance the human race. We can access almost any kind of information at anytime with a click of a button. Access to information is easier than ever before. With current advancements we can talk to someone on the other side of the world and even see them in real time.
Advancements in technology has even made it possible to carry all this functionality in the palm of your hands. Sounds amazing but this has led to a worrying trend. Almost everyone is hooked onto their devices. Almost everyone cannot live without it. Take a group of friend’s meeting to have a good time and everyone is on their phones. Even families on vacation cannot sit down and enjoy each others company. Everyone is on their phones. I recently had a meeting to discuss some very important issues with a friend and throughout our conversation all he did was stare at his phone. He spent about 90% looking at his phone and not looking at the person sitting right in-front of him.
Unfortunately technology has stopped people from connecting with other people at a deep level but rather on a superficial level. We cannot wait to receive the next tweet, like the next Facebook post, send and share the next selfie. We crave these things like that was the essence of life itself. Its a sad trend but it should be possible to live with technology without it ruling your life.
If you are reading this post and you realize that you are being ruled by your devices the first thing to do is to take a break from your devices. If it is possible put your phone away for a month. Yes I said a month. I know most of you will be experiencing withdrawal symptoms within the first 7 hours of doing this , but if you can please do. If you cannot then start with turning of your notification. Go to your settings and turn of your notifications so you are less distracted by your phones. You really don’t need to see every tweet or every Facebook like or Instagram like.
Set time boundaries. When you are at work be at work and stay of your phones. When you are on a break then you can go ahead to catch up with what has been going on whiles you were doing something with your life.
Stop needless browsing and make surfing the Internet more meaningful. Set a time in the day when you can go online and wander “aimlessly” and when the time is up do something productive like reading a book(sometimes you need to let yourself run wild but quickly get back to the game plan).
When you spend time with your family be present with them. Put your phones away and spend time with them. It might be difficult to stay away from your phones and other devices but any step towards reducing your dependency on a world overloaded with information and unnecessary distractions is a step in the right direction.
I wish you luck