4 Most Stressful Situations Music Can Brighten Up
Have you noticed when was the last day you didn’t experience a stressful situation or got mad about something or someone? Recent studies point that stress is 21st centuries’ main reason for a large number of diseases. In our everyday lives we have to face challenges all the time. Lets start with the morning awakening itself! To find a parking place around your work or please your boss is also a tough job. All along with keeping your family happy, which is harder if you have kids. There are hundreds of ways we can reduce our stress levels but most of them cost money or time we do not have in an excess. That’s when music comes to the rescue – free, pleasing and accessible to everyone. Here are some tense situations you can cheer up with your favourite music hits.
#1. Just Fell In The Traffic Jam? No Worries!
It is a situation when you have no power to change the external circumstances. The best thing you can do is adjust your car’s internal environment. Make sure you have a playlist with suitable tracks that reflects you soothing. Entrainment is a term meaning “synchronisation of human bodies to an external rhythm”. This rhythm can be a melody, foot tapping or even cat purring. If you prefer more cheerful songs singing along will double the effect. Travelling with friends? Why not try a common performance?
#2. Cleaning Was Never So Amusing!
Let’s face it, everyone hates cleaning. Well, maybe except women like Monica from “Friends” or freaks like Monk. For the rest of the world this is the most boring and exhausting thing to do. With the right background including your favourite dance tracks you can even show some moves with the hoover. It turns out carpet cleaning had a slimming effect too! According to a recent lab announcement you burn 50 calories for each 15 seconds of doing multiple household tasks. Housekeepers in Melbourne must be really hot!
#3. Another Tough Day At Work, Are You Kidding Me?
Every one of us knows that making money is a stressful job. Especially when you have freaky co-workers or overly ambitious manager. Studies show that when people listen music in the major mode they improve their mood, so as their productivity. In a noisy workplace headphones can be great escape from the continuous yelping of your workmates. Music enhances your creativity and you manage to finish given assignments more quickly.
#4. Why Music Is A Real Medicine?
Maybe the most stressful situation a human body can examine is recovering from an operation, a disease or even a stroke. Heart attacks increasingly occur in the society and affect more young people lately. If you have a close friend or relative recovering from a surgery, you should advice him to listen to music for a couple of hours each day. Researchers from Finland found out that these patients’ verbal memory and focused attention are getting better more quickly than patients who did not listen to any music at all. The first ones had better mood too. The earlier you start listening, the better for your body, and the results will come faster.
Do You still think music is just some notes on the music sheet?