Q: A new family moved into the neighborhood. The husband drives a work truck, which is very loud when he starts it up. Most days of the week, including Saturdays, he wakes us up before 6:30 am. Is there anything we can do to stop this and get some sleep?

A: “The beauty of living in an open neighborhood is the absence of rules and dissension,” says Dr. Kristen Bomas, 50+ mermaid, life coach, speaker, and author. Of course, it also presents challenges like this.

Kristen continues, “The truck is a constant that cannot be changed at this time. As people, we want to grow to a place of compassion. So, how might you cope? Since you can hear the engine upon the start, there is nothing the neighbor can do to stop the interruption. You can put a white noise machine in your bedroom. This may blur out any extraneous noises while you sleep. The other thing to keep in mind is that, in time, your body and mind will override the sound. It is like the train tracks by my home. I used to hear two separate tracks throughout the day and night. Now, I cannot hear them at all because the body is designed to not hear a consistent noise or sound. It is a beautiful thing to have kindness and compassion to develop a friendly neighborhood.”

Thanks for the advice, Kristen! What do our mermaids think? Does this resonate with you? Do you have any other thoughts on how to handle this situation? Please share your thoughts, below.


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