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How Music Can Bring Joy & Happiness Into Your Life



As someone who is a music lover, I know better than most how music can help to increase your happiness. Whether you’re someone who plays music, sings, or listens to music, it can help to improve your mood. Among many other things. Music is something that should be a big part of everyone’s lives, because of how enriching it can be. It’s not just a case of playing or listening to any old music, though, it’s about finding a niche that appeals to you and makes you happy.

A lot of people don’t understand how music can enrich your life and make it happier. With that in mind, it’s time to delve a little deeper and find out.



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Listening to music can alleviate mental health problems
When it comes to alleviating and coping with mental health problems, music can be an effective resource. Research has shown that people suffering from anxiety tend to feel calmer and more at ease after listening to soothing songs. When we listen to music, it impacts our autonomic nervous system that controls blood pressure. As well as our limbic system which is linked to feelings and emotions. Studies have shown that by listening to certain types of music, levels of stress and anxiety can be reduced.
Playing music can aid intelligence and improve memory
Research has shown that playing music can help to aid intelligence and improve memory. Studies have shown that people who play a musical instrument and know how to read music tend to have higher IQs than people who don’t. So, if you’ve got a piano in your living room that you’ve never bothered to learn how to play, now’s the time to take the leap. Get in touch with a piano tuner and get your piano tuned up and then start having lessons. You’ll be smarter and have a better memory function for it. Or, if piano’s not your thing, find a musical instrument that is. If you’re not a musical instrument person, how about learning to sing?
Music (both listening and playing) can bring joy to your life
If you listen to music on a regular basis, you’re more likely to be happier and less stressed out than someone who doesn’t listen to music. This is because if you listen to upbeat music, it will help to improve your mood and make you feel happier. There have been various studies about the impact of music on our moods. Most of which have found that music has the ability to significantly, improve your levels of happiness. So, if you’re in need of a mood boost, get your favourite tunes playing. The best tunes for doing this are fast, upbeat, high tempo pieces - the types played in clubs and used for hip-hop dancing.
There really are so many benefits of listening to and playing music. From helping to improve your memory to boosting your levels of happiness, music can be incredibly beneficial. And so, should be part of everyone’s daily lives, in some way or another.