Writing is a skill – one that is highly sought after these days when there is such a thirst for quality online content.
If you are a writer you know the challenges – including the distractions. Writers know that getting into and staying within “the zone” (or whatever you want to call it) is essential if you are to accomplish your writing objectives – and meet your deadlines.
Think of the times when your writing is marching along to amazing levels of accomplishment, only to be pulled out of your zone. Also consider the circumstances when you are faced with an impending deadline and need some help finding your focus.
Ambiance is a mobile app that can help. It has certainly worked wonders for me.
Creativity and The Power of Sound
Sound is the most primordial of the senses for human beings. All creation starts with sound. It is the basis of how meditation works.
When you practice traditional forms of meditation, you are mentally repeating a sound that brings your attention inward. That mental sound is known as a mantra. It’s a sound that has no intrinsic meaning, which is why it enables you to connect with your true self – the one that creates.
Ambiance offers thousands of sounds that you can explore to create the right mood that you need to get your writing accomplished.
If you are having trouble focusing, the deeper sounds help to stabilize your mental chatter. Some of my favorites are Gentle Intensity, Light Trails, and Resonance of the Gods.
I’ve created a playlist of these three sounds, and they work wonders for helping me to find and maintain my writing focus.
As you can see, the screenshots that accompany the sounds are also mentally stimulating and pleasing.
Change Your Writing Environment with Sound
Too much of any form of stimulation can dull the senses. Sometimes you need a spark to energize your thinking. This is when I’ll switch to a sound such as Fire, which is the crackling sound of burning leaves.
When I am writing in a public place and need a sound to simply hold my attention, I find that that the many of the Rain sounds (Ambiance categorizes sounds) work well, especially Thunderstorms in the French Countryside. It is one that offers variety, and I imagine evokes youthful memories of feeling safe while the outside environment is changing.
Ambiance offers premium sounds for a modest price, but I’ve discovered plenty of free sounds that work well for me. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices, and it also works from your desktop.
Now that I have Ambiance, when I am working from home and have my Bose headphones on, it’s a signal to my family that I am in the zone – doing the work of writing.
Even if you are able to find your creative focus, Ambiance may just be the thing to take you to a higher level of creativity.
We’re talking about the work of writing here. Couldn’t you use a little help from time to time?
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Until next time, Jeff