Stress has become an epidemic in our modern-day world. Stress is also extremely harmful to our bodies and minds and regularly leads to severe conditions, such as anxiety and depression. But, music can help us cope with high levels of stress, helping you become a happier version of yourself.
— June 24th, 2020
Below some ways in which you can incorporate music to your day to relieve stress:
• Music & Meditation
Meditation is well known for being one of the most popular and most effective practices you can enjoy and partake in to reduce the levels of stress in your life. And meditation music can help you get there (even if it is not your “thing.”
• Music & Mood
Music has always been associated with emotions, and you’ll know better than anyone which songs in your favorite playlist can help lift your mood. So, when you’re feeling stressed out, plug in your headphones and start listening!
• Music & Concentration
Do you always feel stressed out when you’re looking at your in-tray or your to-do list and never seem to be getting any smaller?
Countless studies have shown that listening to the right kind of music can boost our productivity and concentration, allowing you to get on with your work, smash through your to-do list, and ultimately become less stressed.
• Music & Body Pain
If you’re in pain, it’s also not uncommon to feel stressed. But do not worry, physical and emotional pain can be reduced simply by listening to music. While more research remains to prove precisely how this works, listening to calmer music that stimulates your brain has been shown time and time again to reduce the body’s pain, therefore, reducing your stress levels.
• Music & Sleep
If your sleeping pattern is messed up, you’re not getting enough sleep or feeling the effects of sleep deprivation already; you’ll know how stressful this can make you feel in your day-to-day life. Try listening to some soothing, calming music before, or as you go to bed, this will help you fall asleep.
So, as you can see music can truly help you deal and cope with stress!
This article is a re-post, with small modifications, of “13 Impressive Ways Music Helps Reduce Stress” an article published on musicoomph.com.