Music as an art form has the ability to spread joy and bring out various emotions within the listener. A soft, smooth melody or a beautifully harmonized verse helps individuals connect words and music to memories caged deep within themselves.
Music is the greatest medicine for the soul. It can untangle knots that have been ever-present in the heart and has the capability to ease the mind of worries and pain.
Mental health, for example, is a concept that has slowly but gradually started gaining prominence in society and right so. For generations, we have ignored mental health in the pursuit of money and success, which has ultimately led to a lot of demoralized, dissatisfied human beings. The mental state of an individual is incredibly important and many factors play a role in improving one’s health.
Music can play the role of a soothing presence that can help a person in many different ways. Here are some ways good music contributes to a person's good health, both physically and mentally:
🔸 Relieves stress:
Today, with the hectic lifestyle that people live on a daily basis, stress plays a big role in a person’s mental state. Stress goes hand in hand with a person’s schedule and this stress can cause a lot of issues in their lives.
Stress as a concept was not a cause of concern but recently the importance of managing stress has been exposed to society. Music has the ability to soothe a person's nerves, calm their mind and make the thought more docile in nature. Music can be a great reliever of stress and in today's day and age, can be an important tool that can help an individual cope with the demands of life.
🔸 Brightens a person's mood:
A person’s mood goes hand in hand with an individual mental state. A stressed person with poor mental health cannot be in a positive mood and will be a source of negativity to everyone around them.
Listening to your favorite kind of music, be it soft rhythm and blues or hardcore heavy metal could help a person to feel better about their circumstances and their surroundings.
Music has the power to help the body produce more Dopamine and such dopamine-releasing activities can help a person improve their overall mood and eventually, get better mental health.
🔸 Helps with motivation:
Music is diverse and some songs may have an upbeat tone and some may be more somber in nature. Whatever the kind of music, may it be an upbeat song meant to motivate an individual or a soft soothing tune; a person can achieve a sense of motivation by listening to what they prefer.
A person’s preferred form or style of music can be incredibly motivating to them. Certain songs are written in a way and arranged in a manner that is meant to lift people's spirits and motivate them to move forward.
🔸 Enhances performance and productivity:
A better mood, a calmer mind, a sound thought process, and a motivated individual are recipes for success!
The overall productivity of a person and their ability to use their talents to their full capacity can improve the results an individual can generate in whatever work they do. Be it learning a new skill, pursuing a hobby, or working towards their professional goals, a healthy mind is capable of great things.
🔸 Helps with anxiety:
Many people today face anxiety on a daily basis. The competitive nature of society and the rivalry people have to go through each day in order to succeed in their professional lives can often cause moments of despair and anxiousness.
Too much competition can drain a person’s strength and an overall unhealthy and hectic lifestyle may provide little time for one to take care of themselves.
Music is a real escape for many people and as mentioned earlier, be it motivating music, slow ballads, or rock songs; listening to your favorite tunes can uplift your senses and lessen the stress your mind faces during tough situations.
Both mentally and physically, music can be a positive influence on many. Be it learning an instrument, music learning, or just casually listening to music on the way to work or school; a person who is motivated, calm, and healthy will be able to perform to their potential and outgrow their boundaries in the process.
Music is life itself, and as the iconic Bruce Springsteen himself claims, “The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.”. Prosper, learn and live with music and see yourself achieve all the dreams you have set for yourself.
Stay healthy, stay safe, and Happy World Health Day to everyone!