10 Benefits of Listening To Music.NELL
1- BRINGS BACK MEMORIES:
Regardless of your age, you are sure to be able to remember a song from your childhood. In fact, many people identify with one or more pieces of music from our childhood. More often than not, when we hear certain songs, it brings up specific memories. Music has the ability to bring up forgotten memories, giving you the chance to travel down memory lane.
2- CONCENTRATION DEVELOPMENT:
When you are listening to music, you are forced to concentrate on what you are hearing particularly if you are training to play a musical instrument. Over time, this focus will extent to your everyday life. You will notice that you are concentrating more intently at your job, schoolwork, or simply in a conversation.
3- SOOTHING ABILITY:
While plenty of music has lyrics and acts to pep you up, it also can be soothing. This is particularly true for infants after a long day. Moms may notice that singing a soft lullaby helps their little one to fall asleep. In addition, plenty of adults find that listening to jazz or classical music helps calm them down as well.
4- ENERGIZING ABILITY:
There is no denying that music also acts to give you energy. In fact, many gyms opt to play upbeat music or suggest that you listen to an MP3 player. To keep your natural energy going, you should listen to upbeat music or music with a lively tune.
5- EXPLORING NEW THINGS:
Frequently, we only listen to music that those around us, such as our friends and parents, introduce us to. Listening to different types of music broadens your horizons and exposes you to music thatyou may never have thought you would be interested in.
6- INTELLECTUAL OPPORTUNITIES:
In many instances, songs represent a story or message to interpret. This acts to challenge us intellectually. It can cause you to study that song, as well as the reason it was written. You may even find that you can use the song as inspiration in your daily life.
How many times have you heard a song and found that it reminded you of a situation you are currently going through? At times, listening to that song can give you the motivation needed to get through or overcome the situation. Music has the ability to reach us on a more profound level than simple words. By touching us deeply, it may provide the boost we need to meet a challenge head on.
8- INCREASE CREATIVITY:
Simply put, music is a work of art that tends to unleash creativity in us that we did not know was there. People listening to music find they are more creative in regards to the task they are doing, such as painting, writing, or cleaning the house.
9- MOOD CHANGES:
If you are feeling extremely down or up, music can act to change your mood. More than one artist has written a song while they are feeling down to help lift their moods, as well as those that are feeling down for the same reasons. The same goes for songs that have the ability to make a happy person feel sad just by listening to the notes and words of a song.
10- INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY:
Silence simply does not promote productivity, regardless of what you are doing. When you hear music in the background, cleaning, cooking, and writing seem to go by much faster. The next time you are dreading cleaning the house, turn on some high-energy music. Try jazz for cooking. Finally, choose some music that fits the topic you are writing a paper on and see how much your productivity increases.
Dr. Kim Sage