Whether you are staying in with family and kids, a partner, roommates or alone – social distancing with plenty of time at home is a completely new situation for most of us. While it can be extremely challenging, it’s also an opportunity for spending quality time with your loved ones, exploring new music or dedicating yourself to a long-neglected hobby. Here are five tips for turning this new normal into something positive and productive.
1 – Push pause
With 24/7 news on tap, it’s really important to occasionally take a break from the current situation and put aside the worries. Meditation and mindfulness are ideal ways to focus on yourself, your thoughts, your feelings and experience the present. While you’re self-isolating, this can help you reduce stress, while increasing resilience and positivity. Even just a few minutes every day can make a big difference. Whether meditating in total silence, accompanied by music or by listening to a guided meditation app, noise cancelling headphones like Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless (MRP 24,990) can enhance your meditation experience with beautiful sound or peaceful quiet. Designed to anticipate your needs and put your mind at ease, they feature customizable touch controls and offer a Smart Pause feature that immediately pauses playback when you remove the earbuds and smoothly resumes as you place them back in your ear – so you can relax and stay in the zone.
2 – Stay in shape
For practising yoga or working out at home you don’t need to have an elaborate equipment set-up. Plenty of blogs, training apps or fitness influencers like Namrata Purohit, Yasmin Karachiwala, Zoe Modgill are offering brilliant videos for home exercises or live sport sessions. A daily dose of exercise can help you relax and stay fit and healthy, which is especially important during these times. Additionally, daily workouts can contribute to structuring your day and establishing a regular routine.
3 – Immerse yourself in music
There’s no denying music’s power to stir our emotions. Whether firing us up or chilling us out, music is a powerful way to escape our worries, pick up our mood, and can even inspire a sense of community and solidarity in uncertain times. So, put on your headphones or turn up your speaker, choose a playlist to suit your mood and let the music carry you away. For those seeking an audio escape like no other, Sennheiser’s Momentum 3 headphones (INR 34,990) are a true game-changer. These premium range of headphones offers superior sound by reproducing balanced depth and precision of studio quality audio. The recently launched Sennheiser HD 450BT (INR 14,990)offers an exceptional combination of versatility and superior sound. With features such as active noise cancelation and closed back design, the HD 450BT delivers captivating sound that can be enjoyed without distractions.
5 – Stream on
Tiger King, The Mandalorian, Ozark, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, or Trolls World Tour… Whatever you’re into, streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ or Hulu are serving up thousands of hours of home entertainment, including vast archives of classic content as well as brand new series and movies to help while away the hours. A perfect match for the serious movie marathon is Sennheiser’s AMBEO Soundbar (INR 1,99,990). It is designed to create an immersive 3D sound experience with just one device and transforms the living room into your very own cinema.