Ambient noise is a way to have something in the background. I live in a noisy house, and while I can usually write better to music, sometimes my brain will struggle to not sing along with the lyrics on my carefully curated Pandora station. If you've never experienced ambient noise before, I'd recommend trying it with over the ear headphones.
Many of the ambient noises I go for have a bit of an ASMR flair. I'm drawn toward library or study style ambient noise rooms because the pages turning, keyboard clacking, and pen scratching tends to make me feel like people are being productive around me. Which, in turn, makes me keep going.
Who knows how my brain works. But for those of you who love the ambiance of a coffee shop, for example, you can find coffee shop ambient noise rooms. If you know of a place that you tend to work best, but can't physically get there, ambient noise might work well for you too.
Harry Potter themed rooms seem to be the ones I see most often. Or maybe they're just the ones that pop up for me because I dig the Hogwarts library vibes and have listened to a few.
I recently stumbled onto a YouTuber's channel who has a whole series of ASMR videos using ambient noise to create the feeling of being in different rooms. I'll plug one in below. Put on your headphones and you can try it out for yourself.
Are you someone who prefers silence while you create? Or do you use music, ambient noise, or white noise? Tell me about it in the comments. And if you're a fan of ambient noise as well, what are your favorite sites to frequent? I'd love to have more in my bookmark tab.