How Does Music Actually Affect Our Thoughts?
Music has an incredibly strong effect on our thoughts, which in correlation, has a great effect on our stress levels. For the music lovers out there, congratulations, you may actually be keeping your stress levels down without even know it. For those of you who don’t listen to music quite as often, maybe it is time that you started to. Studies have shown that music can affect our emotions, learning capabilities, memories, attention skills, and more. All of those are associated with one thing. Well, a lot of things, but only what thing that I am discussing: Thoughts. The way we think truly defines our attitude and in turn, our stress levels. If you are constantly thinking about financial troubles or relationship issues, chances are, your stress levels are going to skyrocket for long periods of time, which can lead to numerous diseases and health issues in general. My goal for you is to try to put a control on those stress levels.
One of the topics that we have been discussing lately is meditation. Why? Because it can truly aid in the process of lowering stress, plus has (literally) hundreds of other benefits. With that, what I would like you to do next is try to implement low levels of music into your meditating. This will allow you to try focus stronger on your meditation and important thoughts. Also, the background music will improve your creativity, improving your thought labeling, and process of elimination. This, along with many other little tactics, can really improve your meditation, and show a decline in your stress levels. All of that, along with other strategies, can truly provide an increase in your overall health, attitude, and with those, better relationships, less troubles, and a happier YOU!
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Kim Shapira MS, RD