Music is an amazing thing and it does great things for your mind and body, whether you’re listening to it or playing it yourself. Music is used in rehab facilities to help people get over addictions, it is used in therapy to help battle depression and anxiety, and it also motivates you to get up and exercise.
If you find yourself in any kind of a mood that you are not happy with, you can use music to make a change to that mood. Maybe listen to something uplifting or upbeat to cheer yourself up. Or something slow and calm to relax you or help you get to sleep. Here are some tips for using music in your daily life to help you with your mood.
Music For Depression
Music has an amazing way of making you happy (even though there may be some songs out there that may make you sad). Pick songs that are uplifting, which can mean different things for different people. You may be uplifted by religious songs and hymns, while someone else may be uplifted by Katy Perry’s ‘Firework.’
Making music can also be a way to get rid of depression. In fact, creating anything is a good way to put more meaning into your life. You can learn to play an instrument from a teacher or watch videos online. Note that drumming is a great way to get out your aggressions as well.
Music For Anxiety
Music can also help calm anxiety in all sorts of situations. You may find that simply focusing on music can help you calm down in the midst of a panic attack. Find a song, or an artist, that helps you feel calm and add their music to your smartphone so you can go to it anytime you feel your anxiety starting to act up.
You can combine the use of this music with breathing exercises as well. Music really is the ideal therapy and it can be used in any setting, from home to work.
Music To Relax (And Sleep)
Music doesn’t just help you relax when your anxiety is acting up, it can also help you relax at the end of the night. If you are one of those people that constantly have a racing mind, thinking of work and life instead of sleeping, listening to music before bed can help you get to sleep (and forget about all that other stuff until the new day arises).
A good night’s sleep can ensure you’re in a better mood each day. It will help you be more productive at work and at home. You may even want to try a guided meditation that has some relaxing music in the background to get to sleep (and to help alleviate your anxiety and depression).