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Music as a Producer of Good Emotions

How important a role does music play in our lives? You will be surprised.



Many times you feel that when you get in a bad mood, your favorite music is the only medicine? The beauty and rhythm of the music ton can induce:

  • arouse emotions,

  • relaxation,

  • awaken vitality,

  • recall memories,

  • reduce the feeling of pain.



Thanks to this, it can be used as a therapeutic tool. Music therapy is non-invasive, safe, and largely without side effects.



The benefits of utilizing music therapy strategies are multi-faceted. Music and its elements can be used in a medical, educational, and everyday environment, with individuals, groups, families, or communities that seek to optimize their quality of life and improve their physical, social, communication, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health and well-being.





The brain is a plastic organ that continuously reorganizes synaptic connections under the influence of inner and outer factors such as environmental stimulation, learning. No one song or type of music is universally applicable. You listened to songs, different types of music many times and adjusted your emotions to its message.



Music therapy is particularly effective in improving mood.



Motivation


When the song is fast and energizing, you feel like you can do anything. Your body syncs with the beat of the music and you put your body in motion immediately. Listening to music is also a good idea to distract our mind from feeling tired.



One of the most popular motivating songs is Survivor - Eye of The Tiger, which we know very well from the movie Rocky. Do you already have your playlist of motivating songs? If not, consider creating one to facilitate your physical activity.




Enjoyment


We get a lot of enjoyment from listening to music. Our favorite songs can change our mood in a fraction of a second. We can easily use this fact and expand the possibilities that music gives us. If we know that today is going to be a particularly tough day, instead of sitting in silence and thinking about what may happen, sometimes it's just better to listen to a song that will not only redirect our thoughts but also arouse positive emotions and improve our perception of the moment.


I recommend you this song: Shakira - Try Everything (from Zootopia). This is one of my many favorite songs that helped me deal with a hard day and gave me energy in the middle of the day to get to the end of the day with a smile on my face. Maybe it will work just as well for you.




Relaxation


Soft sounds can slow down our heart rate and help to calm us down. Knowing the songs and musical preferences is very important because the state of relaxation is most easily achieved by listening to music that is known and liked. You can also combine it with images that evoke positive feelings. Songs combined with a bird's eye view of landscapes can be truly satisfying.





Read more:

  1. Music Therapy and Other Music-Based Interventions in Pediatric Health Care: An Overview

  2. Reviewing the Effectiveness of Music Interventions in Treating Depression

  3. Effects of music and music therapy on mood in neurological patients

  4. Effectiveness of music therapy: a summary of systematic reviews based on randomized controlled trials of music interventions

  5. Effects of music therapy and music-based interventions in the treatment of substance use disorders: A systematic review

  6. Music-Based Therapeutic Interventions for People with Dementia: A Mini-Review