We all love jamming out to our favorite tunes, whether we’re walking down the street with our headphones, dancing around the room, or nodding our heads along to the beat while driving. The writer Walter Peter once wrote, “All art aspires to the condition of music.” Music has an innate ability to make us feel connected, alive, and full of meaningful feelings. We can use music in a myriad of ways in order to boost mental health. Here are a few creative ways to fit your favorite tunes into your daily life, feel better, and accomplish your goals.
Music Improves Focus and Motivation
Music is a great motivator. Have you ever noticed how when you’re getting tired during a workout and your favorite upbeat song comes on, you suddenly get a burst of energy? You can turn on some of your favorite upbeat songs to motivate you and improve focus whether you’re working out, cleaning the house, writing an essay, or just trying to feel better. Classical music is also great for increased concentration and clarity.
Music Boosts Creativity and Self-Expression
Don’t be afraid to dance around the room like no one’s watching. Music can boost your creativity, mood, and sense of self-expression. Studies show that music helps the brain think more creatively. If you’re feeling stuck or unable to express your feelings, music can help.
Music Makes for Meaningful Social Connections
Sharing playlists and listening to your favorite records is an awesome way to connect with people. Music is a universal language and we can all appreciate brilliant beats.
Slow or classical music is best for relaxation. If you’re having trouble unwinding at the end of the day, turn on some calming sounds.
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