Who doesn’t love music?!
It is really so important to me and always has been. A lot of us have that natural instinct to throw music on when we are in a sad mood, or a good mood or just any mood!
My favourite things to do are drive around listening to music in my car or just dancing to music in my room. Even when I am working I keep my headphones in. I believe music is a powerful force, especially emotionally for me. I have to be careful, listening to sad music sometimes, as I really feel every word and lyric. I enjoy this sadness strangely, as it can be very beautiful. Sometimes certain lyrics trigger me(degrading stuff towards women) and other times they inspire me. But other times I need upbeat, motivating and fun music.
Some people express themselves through music. Of course artists, songwriters, singers, dancers ect. I know some people who write and produce music, and they find it very therapeutic. It is a way to get your feelings and turn it into something beautiful, something people can relate to. That’s what it is really, something for people to relate to.
I get really motivated by music as well. Some music(I love everything btw) really gets me going. If I get really into a song I am beaming, dancing singing, performing lol. When I was younger my favorite thing was pretending I was Britney Spears in my room singing and dancing in the mirror. I am sure many girls can relate! But I always enjoyed stuff like that. For a few years I enjoyed going to clubs to go dance. But then I realized I hated going to clubs and everything that came with it, I just enjoy dancing. Dance was huge growing up for me as well. I was in Jazz for years and me and my best friends were always making up dance routines. We would join dance club, and performed every year in high school at our talent shows. Even writing this is making remember how fun that all was!
I still love it, but mostly I am just dancing and singing in my car and I still sometimes do the performing thing in the mirror(lol) I think I just got inspired to go find a hip hop dance classs and unleash inner child! Bahahah okay side note**
I mentioned how therapeutic people who enjoy writing lyrics find it. I keep getting more memories pop up as I write this. I remember being sad and down as a child(I have dealt with depression my whole life) and I would write songs about my feelings. My young soul knew exactly what I always needed. It is crazy how much we forget as we get older. As I got older, I played clarinet, then violin(omg could never get this one down) and guitar. I need to pick my guitar back up and hey maybe I will write some song lyrics. Writing is one of my greatest coping skills to deal with my emotions. I keep a journal, and I write freely alot about things. I like to research things as well and often I am documenting things and recording. I write my goals, positive affirmations and honestly so helpful.
Creative expression is interesting. It attracts even more. As I was writing this free flow article about music. I realized even MORE how powerful it is when all these childhood memories popped up. I actually forgot I used to write music and what a consistent theme it has been in my life. Pretty cool. My brother and our friends used to write movie scripts and make movies! With our old school camcorder. Ah such good times.
As we get older, we forget a lot of the things we loved and did. We were more likely to be creative and expressive when were younger. We had huge imaginations!
But music is such a powerful phenomenom. It has really always helped me and others with an overall sense of wellbeing. Simply, it helps create happiness and relaxation in everyday life.
It is also known to lower stress and anxiety, something people are experiencing a lot of these days. I love my commute to work. It is the time before my day really begins I can get in a great mood. I blast music too, haha. At 8am maybe I am waking everybody up.
It is also great for when you excercise! It helps motivate you through a workout and enjoy the experience more. My workouts are much better and effective when I have music playing. It makes a monotamous activity more fun and appealing! Listen to fun, upbeat music.
Music has also been shown to have positive impacts on physical pain. And even help children with Autism. It helps them with social skills, communication and attention skills.
So that is it. Some information hopefully you can take something from. I am sure you all know how great music is anyways, but just a reminder of its healing qualities!