Zen and Industrial-Grade Earmuffs


That’s the sound I hear when I slip on my reality-insulators. More commonly known as industrial-grade earmuffs, I found this little life hack when took a job as a package delivery driver working inside of a loud cargo truck. I loved to listen to audiobooks as I did my duties, replacing the sounds of traffic with the soothing voice of Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, anyone?).

Typically used by construction workers as protection from the harsh and damaging sounds of a construction site, I use them to protect my peace of mind from unnecessary sounds like an outdoor A/C while in my hammock or the scream of a turbine when flying.

Yes, they look goofy — but they give my mind the quiet it craves.

Silence is good for the brain.