When it comes to pushing back against negative emotions and building positive energy, music can be a formidable tool. We’ve all had the experience of hearing the right song come on at the right moment and getting a lift in our spirits. But music is good for a lot more than just a momentary lift, a passing boost in the way we’re feeling. If we interact with music wisely and strategically, we may find ourselves living a much happier and more fulfilling life!
There are numerous ways in which music can improve the quality of your life. In this blog, we will explore some of the most profound.
Learning Music Boosts Cognitive Skills
You may already have heard that learning to practice and perform with an instrument can have a positive effect on your cognitive abilities, and that’s absolutely true. It’s the reason many parents choose to enroll their children in music lessons. In addition to the cognitive benefits, learning to perform music can help with the following:
- Social Skills
- Feelings of Well Being
Not only does learning music help you develop cognitive abilities, but it also helps you remain sharper into old age. It cannot be denied that these factors will have a positive impact on the lives of those who experience them.
Listening to Music Boosts Creativity
Studies have shown that ambient noise gives rise to more creative ideas, suggesting that it’s a good idea to play music at low to moderate volume in the background while one is working or trying to solve a problem. For this concept to be effective, it’s important to make sure the music isn’t too loud or too catchy. Essentially, you want something that walks the line of distraction—distracting enough that you have to focus extra hard on the task you’re working on, which may lead to more creative breakthroughs, but not so distracting that you actually become distracted.
Music Can Heal The Soul
Whether in lyrics or in music, songs can make us feel spoken to, seen, and comforted. When you find the song that speaks to you, it can act as a balm to your soul. If you’re feeling defeated, throw on an empowering anthem and see how your spirits lift. If you’re feeling depressed, try a cheerful song. And if you’re in a pensive mood, an introspective song can give you license to explore the depths of your thoughts.
Both children and adults can benefit from the power of empowering songs. For children, the message can be quite simplistic, and indeed the earliest songs we give to kids tend to be about the fact that they can do things. For adults, the message is a bit more complicated. If you’ve been through a trauma or had a fall in life, you may need a reminder that you can get back on your feet. A song can be just the cheerleader you need.
Music has the power to change our lives for the better, make us stronger and more resilient. Let music make a difference in your life.