Soooooo Good

As I constantly look for ways to de-stress, relax, and deal with many other things, I find myself repeatedly turning to ASMR – something I haven’t done in a few days.  That’s what happens when I get distracted by something new, like mukbang.

But today, my favorite ASMRtist uploaded, and OMG the tingles went clear down my spine, and into my tailbone! 😻

Of all the ASMR I’ve listened to, Michael (ASMR Zeitgeist) is by far my favorite.  His creativity not only continues to be fresh and original, but the tingles (chills???) he gives me are the best.  I’m not sure whether it’s his equipment, or the way he uses it, but I can’t seem to get the same intense tingles from other ASMRtists.  And NO, that’s not meant to be sexual!  So, stop.

But yes.  I’m a huge fangirl, and a terrible cougar. Guilty.  Shoot me.  😂  He’s very easy on the eyes, and very talented with his microphone.  😉

Back to coping with stress, anxiety, and depression.  I was thinking of utilizing some of my many adult coloring books people have given me (example here) while listening to ASMR, but something tells me I might make a lot of mistakes due to the intensity of a lot of the ASMR I listen to.  So I’ll stick to zonking out in my chair, and save the coloring books for another time.

 

PS:  I made several mistakes writing this very entry while listening to the above video!  HAHA

Premium ASMR Content

Recently, two of my favorite ASMRtists joined for the most amazing and fun collaborations in the world of ASMR.

I’m speaking, of course, about WhispersRedASMR and ASMR Zeitgeist.

This collab has been the most anticipated ASMR content for several months.  It is my honor to share with you the following – with permission, of course. 😉

Emma and Michael seem to have ‘hit it off’.  I’m not usually a fan of cheese, but this really made me laugh.  And the outtakes …

Face With Tears of Joy on Apple iOS 11.3

Then Michael’s video…

 

 

Looks like Frank and Margaret have a special chemistry.

 

If you’ve never heard of ASMR, head to YouTube, and search ASMR.  There are many talented ASMRtists, but these two are my favorites.  ASMRmagic and Dr. T ASMR are at a close 2nd place.

So plug in your earbuds, pick a video, and prepare for something different and possibly relaxing.

 

What Have I Done?!

… in a past life to piss off the sleep Gods?

If only Kevin hadn’t woke me at whatever hour it was, telling me to go to bed.  I was doing great, with the latest from ASMR Zeitgeist.

Next on my list is learn how to shrink YouTube videos.  They’re huge, and while huge doesn’t normally bother me, it’s beginning to piss me off.

Once I stumbled my way to bed, I got comfy and went to sleep.  I don’t remember much of my dreams, except that I was back in school, and I was like oh no, not again.  It was a fairly boring day when I got to school, until the announcement went out that it was locker clean-out day.

And of course, I couldn’t remember my combination, so I stood there like an idiot spinning the wheel on the lock, hoping it would land on the right numbers.  Oddly, I got lucky, and a bunch of lights started flashing and bells went off.  It was like a damn slot machine letting me know I won.  Except there was no jackpot when I opened the locker.

There weren’t even books, because someone was so kind to probably either steal them, or return them to the principal’s office for me.  Instead, there was a ton of garbage strewn all through the locker.  It was as if whoever made my books disappear got busy and stuffed a bunch of crap through the vents, because everything was shredded.  Now that I think about it, it was probably all of my books!

And then I became frantic, because the book police were suddenly coming down the hall with trash bins on huge wheels.  But the police didn’t look like police.  They were dressed like HAZMAT, and I freaked, thinking there was something hazardous in my locker.  So, I bolted.

Then I woke up not knowing why I was in full anxiety mode at 4:30 in the freaking morning, shaking and sweaty with a pounding heart.  That hasn’t happened in forever.  Thanks, sleep Gods.

And of course thirst kicked in, so I had to get up for 20 ounces of ice cold water, all of which I consumed in one go.  I need to either cut back on salt, Mr. Daniels, or both.  There’s nothing else to explain my constant mild dehydration.

Anyway, I rubbed my eye as I was busy gulping H2O, and an eyelash snuck in.  Everyone who knows me can probably visualize my secondary anxiety attack as I sprinted to find my little mirror, which I keep in the living room next to my chair.  Well, the anxiety momentarily paused when I turned on the hall light so I could pick the offending lash out of my eye.

Except something gross on the floor caught my eye, and I was praying to other Gods that I didn’t step in whatever it was.  It was round, and resembled (in my exhausted state, everything looks wrong to me) alien ectoplasm.  After I checked my feet, I stooped to look more closely and discovered potato chip crumbs nearby.

Who the hell was sleep eating?  The reason I say this is because when I wiped up the ectoplasm, it turned out to be pepperoni grease.  But where is the pepperoni, since there’s a gross grease spot on my floor?!?!  Do we still have mice?  Kevin managed to trap 2 the other day – which I’m still skeeving over.

…because mice are never just mice…

After a minute or two of scratching my head and looking around like I was clueless, I ventured back to bed.  Then GERD decided to wake up, and I said screw this, grabbed my phone, punched my pillow, turned on my left side (because that’s what you do to prevent the bile from coming up), and browsed …. what sites, I absolutely cannot remember …. until I zonked out with white noise stuffed in my ears.

My new fan should be here some time soon.

The Only Thing I Need

My GOD! I’ve figured out one of the reasons David Garrett gives me such an ….. amazing FEELING when I listen to his music!

Extraordinary talent, charisma, and looks aside, I’ve been trying to nail what it is about him that has me so mesmerized and literally addicted to his music – since 2012!

If anyone has read some of my earlier posts about a phenomenon called ASMR, I have literally just connected the dots.

Since there are virtually no recordings of him performing without backing music, I’ve been unable to explain the euphoria I experience when I listen to him. Until tonight, as I sit here watching YouTube videos with my earbuds snugly in my ears.

I started out an hour ago, listening to some Toronto videos – the concert I attended about a year and a half ago. One video led to another, and I got into the classical side of his performances. And then I revisited this.

When he picked up the Guarneri, the back of my head tingled – the same way it does when I listen to some of my favorite ASMR videos.

Here is one of my all time favorites, by my favorite ASMR creator – who also happens to be German, like David Garrett.

What is it about German men??? Sigh…

Anyways, I just wanted to share my excitement.

Now, back to what I was previously doing – listening to David Garrett. ♥

Relax

Have you ever gotten to a point to where you just can’t settle down enough to relax?  Do you have trouble falling asleep?  Are you anxious?  Your mind is racing, perhaps?

WARNING:  If you have misophonia, then stop right now.  What I’m about to recommend is NOT for anyone with misophonia.

For the those who don’t have sensitive ears, this may interest you.

Not long ago, I discovered something called ASMR.  It was by accident, when I was watching a YouTubers react video.  Phil Lester mentioned something about ASMR.  I had never heard of it.  Naturally, I Googled it, and found MANY videos.

Have you ever heard a sound close to your ears, and it made you shiver?  This is basically what ASMR is.  Except better.  Especially when you use earphones or ear buds.

The first ASMR video I encountered was this.

 

Masking tape was the first trigger for me.  If you don’t know what a trigger is, it’s basically whatever triggers your response – your shiver, or, as these ASMR community calls it, your tingle.  And believe me, once you experience that tingle, you will want more.

Since ASMR Darling has a more gentle approach, I began to search for something stronger – the male voice.  Even though these YouTubers whisper, there’s something about a male voice that triggers a bigger response.  Female voices only give me a mild tingle – usually in the back of my head.

This guy gave me a little bit more.

Pardon my example.  It’s his latest upload.  This one is one of his better ones, because he gets closer to the microphone.

Then there’s this.

First of all, what a cutie!  But WOW, does he give me tingles!  All the way down to my tailbone.  His whispering voice is deep, and he really knows how to work Frank, his 3D microphone.

But it’s not only tingles you can experience with ASMR!  If you’re one of those who gets into the zone with music, then this will almost definitely put you in a trance-like state – if it doesn’t outright put you to sleep.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/trance/