Adulthood has been one lesson in multitasking after another. Nursing, while eating, while writing, while talking to my husband on the phone. Cooking two breakfasts, while mitigating a sibling dispute, while brain planning the day’s activities. Asking my husband about his day while sautéing onion while remembering every measurement in the dinner so I can snap a quick picture and share it here later.
The world sped up as I grew up. And single focus became a rare thing. I now make solid and thoughtful time for it. Breathing deeply. Belly breaths. Meditation. Pranayama practice. And movement without plans. Music helps me get that tuned in calm. I love the evening acoustic playlist on Spotify for an evening yoga practice. I can tune out the rest of the thoughts, the world, and turn up my Aftershokz head phones. But still come back to the real world when I hear that my little ones are ready for me to resurface.
In my day to day I need to be tuned into everything, and myself. The sounds, the needs, the list. Finding a way to be capable of balancing those needs, while finding places to also honor my own has been a long process.
I’ve found success in my 20-Minute-Solution, I’ve found space in yoga, and I’ve found more ways to be open to the world inside and out with headphones that are bone conducting, as opposed to being in my ears. I KNOW THAT SOUNDS RIDICULOUS. But being able to put music on, and flow, and still hear my kiddo’s when they need me? Freedom. Being able to run and chase after their bikes and get a solid few miles in, while still hearing when they are falling, or need me? Freedom.
These headphones are from Aftershokz, and I adore them. I’ve got my eyes on the mini ones for my little kiddos. I can only imagine how much easier they would make road tripping!
I’ve been on the edge of running again for awhile now. Missing that sound of my feet hitting the ground (I always end up running to the beat of my music… anyone else?). Missing the freedom of an activity for myself. Missing seeing my city by foot. The sunsets while I am sweaty and grinning.
When my headphones arrived in the mail I set out on my first two miles in too long. I put on my headphones and a podcast I’d been aching for a moment to get to. And I went. I felt safe. I felt free. I was open to the sounds around me, car’s and pedestrians, bikers around me, and the world. But I was listening to Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! Till I was laugh crying.
Here are the FAQ I’ve gotten about AfterShokz Headphones;
Q: Can other people hear what you’re listening to?
A: Nope! It’s not like a little broadcast speaker, you’d have to stand REAL close to be able to hear what is coming through.
Q: Can you hear other people/car’s?
A: Yes! I don’t listen to my music or podcasts super loud, so I can still hear/understand all my surroundings. I would assume that with it all the way turned up it would make it harder to hear people but I think you’d still be able to hear car’s and bikers.
Q: Do they hurt?
A: If I wear them for over a couple hours I can feel a little pressure, but nothing compared to how ear buds felt. I have a sensitive head and after about 20min ear buds hurt way too much for me to keep them in. These are comfortable for a long time!
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