Did you know music can affect your mood? Or even help you get out of a bad mood? Personally, I think there is nothing better than listening to the car radio turned up loud as possible as a good song plays especially when the weather is warm and the windows are down. The perfect upbeat song can make the most stressful day seem to disappear. Just as another song can take you back to a perfect memory; a nostalgic moment that will make you smile because the moment seems to come back to you in vivid details. So, how can you back music work to benefit you? First try and find the type of music that will fit your personality but at the same time do not limit yourself. Here are a few tips.
There just something about playing cheery, upbeat music first thing in the morning that just seems to get me ready for the day. There is just certain music that will actually make your body happy. The upbeat music can make your body produce serotonin. Serotonin is known to help elevate your mood. So, on those days where you just cannot wake up no matter how much coffee you drink, turn on the radio or MP3 player and play some cheery music just to sing along.
There is some music such as classical or soft rock that can actually help reduce stress. The soothing tones can actually lower your anxiety and even help combat depression. One way to reduce stress is to find the perfect type of music for you to mediate. By mediating each day, you may be able to lower anxieties. Classical music is perfect for mediation; personally I like classical music with chimes or harps playing in the background. These types of music work perfectly in times I need to mediate.
Music as a Creative Motivator
There are some music compilations that can actually act as a creative motivator. The music will actually depend on your taste. For example, my creative motivator is Irish music or Celtic songs. Listening to these types of music while I edit my latest photos allows the creativity flow through me. Other people like jazz as motivator.
Music to Sleep
Many people believe that listening to soothing music will actually help you fall asleep faster. Just make certain that the music does not have a fast tempo or you will be tapping your toes when you should be sleeping. You can even set some players to play for certain time and shut off automatically.