Who Can Journal in All This Noise?

Have you ever played the Where Should I Journal game? You may have called it by a different name. But you probably know how it is played.

The course is laid out

You enter the living room, don’t even look around, you simply know where you are going. You head straight to the comfy chair in the corner so you can spend a bit of quality time with your journal. Then you discover hubby spending quality time on the sofa with the clicker in hand.

You head to the basement, with your finger holding the spot in your journal where you left off. As you saunter toward the sofa you notice that Junior and his friends are heading down to play a bit of pool.

The search continues

OK, you decide, no problem, you can certainly use the kitchen as a writing spot. And just as you take the last step up you notice that Sissy and her friends are preparing to get into the nail polish for the big toe-nail-polishing-bash.

Well, that little writing desk in your bedroom has shown itself to be worthy in the past. And it isn’t that you are sneaking into your own room. It is just that you are now wary and on the lookout for familial disrupters. Peeking in, you almost feel like turning to your journal and announcing that it is safe. You step decisively to your desk. Just for good measure you peek underneath. Yes indeedy, the coast is clear.

You’ve found THE spot

You sit at your desk, lay your journal open for writing, retrieve your favorite pen then notice that the noise from the living room, kitchen and basement is LOUD.

Enter the SoundSpa

Now is when that little SoundSpa you see pictured above comes in handy.

It is simply filled with calming sounds. You decide which sound you would like to listen to from 6 different choices — ocean, summer night, rain, rain forest, waterfall, and heartbeat. Because there is a volume control this little device is quite serviceable and perfect for creating the calm space you need as you take time alone with your journal and your thoughts.

Many people think of a white noise machine as a handy gadget to aid in the process of falling asleep. They are also good for taking the edge off the noises which can assail you as you take time for writing in your journal. You can use this machine in an office setting, at home and even on the road in your hotel room.

Bird songs and more bird songs

When we first received our SoundSpa from one of our daughters who lives in Tennessee we had a fun time simply listening to the various sounds. We carried it to our veranda and called the grandkiddos over to amuse and amaze them. You can guess at how amazed we were when the rain forest sound caused the wild birds in our yard to respond rather frantically with a song for song serenade.

Speaking of the grandkiddos, all your Pirates, Princesses, Kids and Teens will also find the SoundSpa useful. Rather than having a TV or iPod disrupting their journal writing experiences introduce them to a background sound which is soothing and conducive to their journal writing efforts.

I’ve seen the SoundSpa at the website for HoMedics. It is also available at Target and on Amazon. They sell for around 20 bucks.


As with other products we recommend, Journal in a BoxTM is not connected to the manufacturers or sellers of SoundSpa in any way. We do not receive any remuneration from any source concerning this product. We are happy to tell you about products we like and recommend for use to aid your journal writing experience.

As a lover of words, pens, paper and the dictionary I'm a natural for journal writing. But, I wasn't always faithful to the task and had to learn the hard way. Some trial and error as well as input from my journal writing friends helped move me along. I have a burning desire to help people who want to use and get the most out of their journals and diaries. I see journal writing as a self improvement tool and a way to avoid costly mistakes, bad relationships and my stinky-self. Finding my kindly self is part of the journey which keeps me writing. I Journalate and so can you.

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