It’s February, and we all know what means: yes, the month of love. Valentine’s Day (or Singles Awareness Day to some) is one of the times of the year that allows us to reflect on the people most important in our life. However, it’s important to note that one of those people should be none other than yourself. How do you love yourself? We think that adding music to your life amplifies your positivity in life. Take this quote, for example:
“Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.” – Author Unknown
It can’t be better said than that. The unique thing about music is that it’s universal. Think about it: You can essentially name any song that you like to listen to when you’re happy, angry, sad, adventurous, etc. It’s important to emphasize on how we can use music to relieve the stress in our life and refocus on the positives in our life. About.com illustrates many of these ways in their article “Music and Stress Relief: How To Use Music In Your Daily Life”. Starting right when you wake up is a perfect way to put on a good mood from the start. Think about the rest of your day after that… When you commute, when you cook a meal, when you are about to fall asleep. However, take a look at the more challenging tasks we are faced with… Paying the bills, cleaning the house, being stuck in traffic. You can change your whole mood by playing music that you know effectively calms you down.
As we reflect on this month, let’s make sure to take the time to step back and remember how to relax, how to love ourselves and others, and, most importantly, how music can help you in all these areas. What are some ways you use music in your life to become a better person?