5 tips to make 2021 your year
After the events of 2020, we could hardly wait for 2021 to get underway. After all, what better time than the beginning of a new year to make a few changes that motivate and inspire us? With these five tips and the right equipment, 2021 will be an exciting year!
1 – Get up and move: Getting out into the fresh air doesn’t just have to be the preserve of budding athletes. By just heading outside for a quick walk, you can clear your head and experience positive thoughts, while becoming more balanced and relaxed in the process.
However, as we all know, summer is still a few months away. During these short winter days, you may find yourself in need of some extra motivation to actually make it outside – and this can come from a playlist packed with your favourite feel-good songs. Why not try a pair of wireless earbuds, such as the CX 400BT True Wireless from Sennheiser to get the most of your music on the go? They offer astonishing hi-fi sound with clear, detailed treble and the right punch to motivate you. Thanks to their 7-hour battery life, the earphones keep up with you at any pace and even boast their own equaliser, so you can personalise your audio to suit any mood via Sennheiser’s Smart Control App.
2 – Be mindful: With 24/7 news on tap, we have to occasionally take a break from what is currently going on in the world and put aside the worries. This year, switch your phone to silent mode every once in a while to really be present in the moment and enjoy reading, your first cup of coffee in the morning or a music listening session in a whole new way.
It seems that we are not the only ones pursuing a more mindful approach to everyday life these days: in 2020, sales of vinyl records surpassed those of CDs for the first time in 34 years. In this day and age, choosing vinyl to actively listen to music and enjoying every crackle seems like the ultimate mindfulness move.
3 – Discover new places: You don't always have to go on a long-distance trip to satisfy your wanderlust. Your own city offers many hidden corners and secret sights just waiting to be tracked down. When you start exploring nature, you’ll be able to appreciate endless new experiences.
You don't have to undertake these journeys alone, either. If you want company – or an audience – friends from all over the world can join you virtually on your voyage of discovery via live photo or video reports. Compact and sleek enough for your camera or your phone, the MKE 200 from Sennheiser makes for an excellent vlogging microphone that enhances the audio for any video you shoot. A built-in wind screen and shock mount ensure the cleanest audio recordings possible while shooting on the move.
4 – Get creative: Letting your creative juices flow and following your inspiration can open the door to an entirely new quality of life. It doesn’t matter whether you’re artistic, crafty or practical – when you tackle your own projects with a healthy DIY mentality, you’ll boost your self-confidence.
Whether you want to turn up your favourite song for that extra bit of inspiration or need total peace and quiet to get creative, try a pair of noise-cancelling earphones like Sennheiser's MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. As well as offering excellent sound quality, these wireless earbuds give you the freedom to be completely untethered from your surroundings. And while you're at it, why not share your flair for artistry with others and motivate your loved ones to get creative too by creating playlists for your friends, or by producing a personalised podcast for your family?
5 – Make time for each other: No matter how far apart we might be physically, an open ear or a friendly word always help to create a sense of community. Let’s face it: most activities are more enriching and enjoyable with other people. Thankfully, you don't even need to be in the same place to share music or cook together with others. And even though you can't go on holiday with your friends at the moment, why not learn a foreign language together ahead of your next trip?
These Sennheiser products can help you make the most of 2021:
- CX 400BT True Wireless: earphones with excellent hi-fi stereo sound with clear, detailed treble and the right punch to motivate you. The built-in equaliser and Sennheiser’s Smart Control App let you tailor the sound to your preference. Currently available at $299.95.
- MOMENTUM True Wireless 2: excellent-sounding premium earphones with Active Noise Cancellation, so you can focus on the important things, and a Transparent Hearing feature that lets you hear your surroundings when you need to. Currently available at $499.95.
- MKE 200: ideal for vloggers and videographers alike, this directional microphone will enhance your in-camera audio and bring clarity to your recordings. Available at $199.00.
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