Music is such an important part of life. It starts the day you’re born when your mother sings sweet lullabies into your ear, then surrounds you in ordinary and extraordinary ways until the final funeral fugue. Research has shown that music can have many benefits. It has been shown to be connected to the release of hormones that make you feel better about yourself and the world around you. So here are some suggestions to make music a backdrop in your home and life. Consider implementing these ideas as the New Year takes hold.
· Turn off the noisy alarm and turn on soft music as your wake-up call. Interrupting your sleep with a clanging alarm is a rude awakening and can start your day off on a ‘sour note’. If you are a person that must follow a clock, use music to ease you into your day.
· Thanks to devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home you can now have music playing softly in the background all day long. It’s a great way to enter the home when you have been away all day – it tends to make your return feel warm and inviting. There are plenty of easy listening stations that will enhance your feeling of goodwill. Just ask your device!
· The average American is faced with a daily commute that can build up a level of frustration by the time you get to work. Playing music on the way to work is a great way to balance your emotions and take the edge off your anger.
· Be self-aware of music and your emotions. Figure out what type of music makes you feel happy, uplifted, and motivated. Then try to match the type of music you listen to with the task at hand. If a fast-beat song gets you moving, it might be a good idea to play it when you have to clean the garage.
· Learn to play an instrument! With the onset of the concept of lifelong learning, the outcome is that you can never be too old to learn something new! It’s good for your long-term cognition and overall sense of self.
Make music a part of your life every day. For more suggestions on how this can happen, contact the experts at Bialek’s Music. We are available to speak with you at your convenience.