This week’s highlight for self-care is one of my personal favorites: music.
Music is one of the most therapeutic things I utilize in my day-to-day life. I can pretty much listen to any type of music, as long as it gives me good feeling vibes. I have always loved music and the benefits it has on uplifting me to another place. I have different playlists, and when I’m feeling a certain way, or looking to put myself in a certain mood, I lean on that specific playlist and it always helps me feel better.
Music is known to bring about the most powerful emotions and feelings when you listen to it. I listened to a podcast once, where they described that the most pivotal moments in songs could release dopamine into the system.
Here are some of the ways that music can positively change your life:
- Music is a method of therapy for depression
- Music helps to reduce anxiety and calm you down
- Music can help improve your motivation and concentration
- Music is an overall mood stimulant.
- Music boosts performance in activities (working, running, exercising, etc.)
This week, I challenge you to put together a playlist of your favorite songs; some of the songs that put you on cloud 9 and bring happiness to your day. Use that playlist when you’re feeling down or not your usual self, and see if it helps bring you to a better place!!