Music has a way of expressing feelings which cannot be put in words. It’s clear that music does have an affect on our moods.
For example if you’re attending a party and you’re in a bad mood, suddenly your favorite song comes on and you instantly feel like singing along and dancing to the music. This is how music can quickly change your mood and even sometimes align your mood.
Music is known to tap into various parts of the brain, that is why it is utilized by many experts in treating depressed or anxious patients. The meter, timber, rhythm, and pitch of music are managed in areas of the brain that deal with emotions and mood. These key areas are the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, and the parietal lobe.
How Music Uplifts Your Mood
Whenever you are feeling down and blue, music can get you out of the dumps – literally. Here are ways on how music can help improve your mood:
Music can make you happy.
A lot of people turn to upbeat music whenever they feel sad or depressed, and it comes as no surprise why it is a viable solution for people feeling blue. For several years, music has made a lot of individuals happy. That’s because soothing tunes foster the release of serotonin, a hormone that fosters happiness and a general sense of well-being.
With all the hormones that flood the body with happy thoughts, you do not have to purchase expensive anti-depressant medications just to feel better.
Music can motivate you.
Songs with positive messages, such as “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor and “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson are filled with inspirational meanings that can truly uplift your mood. The messages that are embedded in such songs – plus the euphoria that comes with singing these tunes – can motivate you to brush yourself up and try again.
Whenever you are feeling down in the dumps, listening (even singing) to “Fight Song” at the top of your lungs can give you the strength and motivation to pick yourself up. It goes like
“This is my fight song, take back my life song, prove i am alright song”
Music can reduce your stresses.
Are work-related stresses making you feel sad and anxious? A great way to relieve the tensions that bring you down is to listen to music. Soothing tunes can help relax your tensed muscles, as well as pace down your breathing rate. With these physiologic changes, you can eliminate the stresses that can make you cranky and moody.
Music can change your perception.
Even if a thing that saddens you is not present in front you, it can make you feel down for the days to come – especially if you let it get to you. But if you want to enjoy a more positive view in life, then what you need to do is listen to your favorite tunes.