Music and it's Effect on Me. (approx. 2 min. read)

I’ve been having a few issues with my health and I thought it would be a good time to share one of the ways I use to (try and) keep my stress levels in check. It doesn’t work all the time, but in all honesty it would work if I could figure out how to cut myself some slack and learn how to relax more - lol!

When I get up in the morning, the first thing I do is turn on the stereo; even before I write in my gratitude journal, and it plays all day. That way when my mind is idle my thoughts immediately go to the words of the song currently playing ...instead of my thoughts being able to focus on the negative thoughts/flashbacks bouncing around inside my head.

For the most part it works and I’m able to control my thoughts and be productive, but there are times when I need to completely lose myself and just listening to music doesn’t work; I have to immerse myself in it.

So I turn on my entertainment centre and look for my favourite songs on You Tube. Once I find them I crank up the sound, hit play and wait for the “ear worms” to come bouncing through the speakers and into the air surrounding me’s almost euphoric!

Sometimes I just sit and watch the videos, sobbing when certain words strike a chord in me, and other times I dance like “nobody is watching!”

Singing at the top of my lungs; not caring whether I’m in tune, or even if I’m getting the words right! Letting the music course through my veins, while I concentrate on nothing but the melodic sounds filling the air around me!  

I allow myself to feel each beat and with each beat I visualize my pulse blending with the music to push out the poison (stress) coursing ahead of it and it’s not long before I’m completely lost in the music ...swaying ...twirling ...spinning.

Slowly, but surely the anxious thoughts that had been dominating my mind become a distant memory and the negative energy that was controlling me is replaced with positive energy - it truly is magical. Hope it is for you too.

Stay safe and stay strong. Thanks for following.