Ever since I returned to work after a brief furlough in April, I’ve felt like Bill Murray trapped in Groundhog Day. I didn’t return to my old role managing a front desk, instead I’ve been holed up in a vacant office, working on various admin projects and audits.
As much as I’m happy to still have a job, the work I’m doing now is pretty monotonous in comparison to the fast paced days I used to have. I’ve been relying on making new playlists and listening to podcasts to break up the work day, but lately I’ve been looking for something new.
I originally stumbled upon ambient noise videos while looking for something soothing to listen to during my yoga bedtime routine, but now I love listening to them while I’m at work too. They block out distracting sounds, keep me focused, and are incredibly relaxing. There’s something transporting about sound as well, especially now. When I listened to the British Museum Atrium recording, I was surprised to realize how long it’s been since I’ve visited such a large, echoey, space.
What sounds do you miss? There’s a good chance someone’s made a recording of them.
Campfire on the Beach by Relaxing Soundzzz
Crackling Campfire on the Tundra of Norway by Virtual Fireplace
Rain Sounds on the Lotus Gardens by Ambiance Korea
Ocean Ambience on a Tropical Island (Maldives) by Relaxing Sounds
Forest Sounds/Woodland Ambiance by The Guild of Ambiance
Royal Library/Thunderstorm and Fireplace by New Bliss
Victorian Era Ambiance by Autumn Cozy
Pine Forest Wind Sounds by Howling Wind
Reference Library with Rain Sounds by Winter Whale ASMR
British Museum Atrium by Ship Walking