- The Idea -
I started Zen Soundproof with one main goal, to assist people who want to turn their home into a peaceful haven. All the information I share is intended to inspire people to find peace at home and quieten the noise of their everyday lives.
- The Beginning -
When I was an exchange student in Québec, Canada, I lived in an old-style house with very thin walls. From the kitchen noises, the screeching wood floor to the TV sounds, every one of these noises came from my lay host, and they prevented me from sleeping.
From this time, I started to wear earplugs to sleep every night. I continued to do so for years.
What struck me most was how much better I slept and how much I enjoyed total silence for one dedicated moment.
Another experience I had with Silence was in a buddhist retreat in India where we had to make a vow of silence for 10 days. Not a single word to anyone for 10 days (Yes, like in the movies). This was quite a revelation in listening to my mind and how my environment affected it positively (or negatively).
I could write pages about this retreat, but the most important takeaway is that I realized how important it is to have at least a moment in the day when you can listen to “Silence”. It can be any place that you choose at home.
Those two short stories are amongst the reasons why I started this blog. I want to help people realise the importance of remaining alone in their own silent space. It can be in the form of a bedroom, a studio, an office, anywhere really, but implementing silence to your chosen space is essential.
- How do I build content? -
I have been through the process of renovating, furnishing, and arranging my newly acquired home. I know how difficult it can be to gather the necessary information as it can be scattered all over the Internet.
Any information shared is either something I have experienced myself or acquired by extensive investigation on the Internet, and has been cross-checked by confirmed professionals.
I am very thorough when it comes to understanding and passing on knowledge. My profession as a Mechanical Engineer for 8 years helps me explain materials construction and the main acoustic principles.
I am not sponsored by any third-party companies. I write objectively about solutions that can best fit your needs.
- Why reading Zen Soundproof? -
So why should you read Zen Soundproof? The main reason is you want to improve your home experience by focusing on healthy goals and building your perfect zen space where the major elements are relax and enjoy.
Here are the reasons that constitute the core of this site. If you connect with them, then you should enjoy its content:
- You want to bring in mindful habits, starting by introducing more silence to your daily spaces
- You want to find quick and comprehensive fixes to soundproof your already cosy home
- You want advice about home equipment orientated towards your wellbeing rather than commercial purposes
- You want to save time and stop looking for ideas scattered all over the Internet
Please have a look around. I hope any piece of content will bring you closer to a quieter and healthier home.
Founder and editor of Zen Soundproof