This week we have a fantastic guest post from Curtis Dean who writes on behalf of Sage Music School where they base music lessons on the science and research of the psychology of learning. Their effective teaching methods create confident and capable students who enjoy the happiness of making music. Stress is such a large part of our day to day lives and can have detrimental effects on our health. In our guest post this week, Curtis discusses 6 simple ways that anxiety and stress can be relieved through the help of music.
Music plays a crucial role in each one of our life; for some, it brings a gust of memories, while for some it enlightens the mood; some use it while working; while others use it while working with you. You might be from any profession and of any age, music is bound to appeal you. Why? Because it rejuvenates us, helps us to relax, diverts our mind, reduces our anxiety, and much more.
In this article, let us look at some of the ways in which music can help you to relieve stress and anxiety.
Learn to play an instrument
The cut-throat competition of life is bound to put us in stress and cause trouble in our lives. But, have you ever realized that a lot of our problems could be solved if we can think about it productively without panicking? Most of the time in our day we are busy solving some problem or the other, the rest of time is engaged in thinking about the same issue. Why not utilize the rest half in something more productive and relaxing? Why not take music lessons? Learning to play an instrument will not only divert your mind to something more constructive, but will also give you a sense of accomplishment.
It will also help you to develop a deep understanding and bonding with your counterparts. Music is built out of harmony, and the same reflects in your relationship with your playmates, which tends to last long in life.
Daily medicine – sing with music
Due to our lifestyle, medications have become an integral part of the daily diet; it is mostly because of the immense stress that results in various physical and mental ailments.
Would you not like to live a medicine-free life? Would you not like to live a healthy and happy life? Start your day with good and harmonious music, let it accompany you whenever possible. The best would be to go for music lessons as this will encourage you to make music a part of your life, in a more disciplined manner.
Do it for a few days; tap your feet and sing with songs, and you are bound to feel better.
Learn classical music for healing and relaxing
Researchers have proven it that music specifically, classical music is a good source of healing. It has been an age-old known that a face and the flute had been widely used during ancient times to soothe and relax troubled minds. However, it has taken a more structured form through music therapy, which widely accepted all over the world. Practitioners use soothing and relaxing music to treat patients suffering from depression, stress, and other psychological problems.
So, why don’t you to take it as a precautionary measure and get yourself enrolled for classing music lessons?
Emotion in motion – move with the music
Tension seeps into all our body parts, and slowly and steadily it tends to cripple our mind and soul. You need to ease it out before it takes control over you. A great way of doing so is it, move your body with some high tempo music.
You can also release the tension by putting on some relaxing music and stretching our body to the rhythm of it.
Stretching and dancing help in releasing music in the same way as exercising dose. It makes you feel fresh and more energetic to take the challenges of life.
Rock out the stresses of life
Take life as it comes as while the solutions are in our hands the problems are not. There is no use in lamenting over spilled milk. Instead, we must try to find a way out, and for this, we need to have a clear vision and peace of mind.
Good music not only gives you temporary peace of mind, but it also imbibes you with positivity to take life on face-value. There is a scientific reason behind it: when we listen to music, our brain increases the flow of dopamine, a hormone which is responsible for inducing positivity in us. So, when you listen to music for a span of time, this hormone helps you to feel motivated, passionate and happy.
How do you use music in your day to day life already or do any of these tips resonate with you as something that you feel could make a big difference in your life and health? I would love to hear your feedback!
I hope you enjoyed our guest post this week!
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Wishing you a week of health, relaxation and musical enjoyment,
-Ricci-Lee Hotz, MS, RDN
Denver’s Dancing Dietitian
A Taste of Health, LLC
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