Music is a wonderful thing! Not only does it provide entertainment for some people, it can help with a multitude of things.
Mental Health Problems
Anxiety and depression, sadly, are quite common in today’s society and although music will never fully cure someone, it could help improve their mental state dramatically. Music allows people to express the feelings they’ve been bottling up for however long and this is essential for people with mental health problems. Listening to music can also help with stress too. I know that when I’m struggling to sleep or I have a task to do, I love listening to a piano track as it really helps to relax me. You may find that doesn’t work for you, but everyone is different, just have a play around and see what does work.
People recovering from strokes are sometimes given a type of musical therapy to help their brain recuperate. Your brain is one of the most important parts of your body as it controls everything else. When someone suffers a stroke, this means that part of their brain has shut down and sometimes they can’t do all the things they used to. Many studies have been conducted regarding music rehabilitation and stroke patients. Most studies revealed that it improves their cognitive skills, their mood and their motor functions.
Music gets people motivated! I know that when I go to the gym or on a run, I have a specific playlist of songs I always work out to. Songs with a strong beat running through them are amazing to exercise with. I know it’s a cliché but think of the training montage from the original Rocky movie; that song always motivates me. If that’s not your cup of tea though, Spotify and YouTube have many workout playlists you can use.
Bringing people together
Music provides a safe space for a lot of people. For some, it is their livelihood, for others it is an escape from the real world, whilst others just enjoy listening to it. Without a doubt though, it will always bring people together.
Vocal Coach Lauren x