Music can uplift your day, but can it really change your day? Recent research indicates that the structured use of music is an effective way to manage your mind, body, and mood without harmful addiction. These quick tips are an easy way for you to experience a balanced YOU that will give the tools to get off the ever swirling merry-go-round and allow you to move forward toward what you want in life.
1. Use your love of music by understanding why we love it
The body is made up of frequencies just like music. It would make sense that you could use one to affect the other. You might feel like you can’t move forward because of a negative emotion or stress that stops you from moving to the next step. What happened? How do you get moving again? This is where music can be used as a simple and easy tool. To release these problems, the best type of music is classical music that has a lot of noise, and abrasive sounds. The purpose for this structure is to break through the blockages and allow the body to release that negative emotion. Be prepared to allow feelings like repressed anger, guilt, grieving, and maybe even problem relationships to appear. The next step is to talk with someone about it, or pray about it. Listening to music as a tool may cause you to cry, but that’s okay–JUST LET IT GO.
2. Shift from low energy to high energy and back again
When your energy is low and you have a long day in front of you, what do you crave? Many of you reach for that cup of coffee, or a soda with caffeine to give you energy. You know it’s addictive, right? Instead use a healthier and more enjoyable way to energize your body. For 5 minutes, listen to energizing music that you like. Have you ever heard foot-tapping music that caused you to get up and move? The relationship of brain-wave frequencies is what contributes to the changes in your moods and actions. The structure of the music is changing your brain wave from wanting to be relaxed to get up and go–the result is energy. The same can be said for wanting to relax. Now you know how to change your mood without harmful addiction. What a great fun addiction–MUSIC!
3. Make an appointment with yourself to enhance your mood
Just as we make appointments with our hair stylist, it is time to make an appointment with yourself to strengthen your brainwaves to continue to give you the balance you seek. One of my clients was having trouble going to sleep and staying asleep. We decided 30 minutes before bed she would find her quiet place, have a hot cup of tea and listen to soothing music like Enya’s Watermark. After only a couple of weeks of this relaxing routine she experienced restful healing sleep. Music is really amazing when you use this simple tool to create a balanced YOU.
Your first step is set up selections that will help you and then be sure to listen to these selections for changing your brainwaves. Now think of your day and where you can use your choices to help you have a successful day. When you are feeling tired use your energy music, when you have a task needing to be completed but you are distracted, pop in your focus music and get back on track. When you are feeling depressed or lonely use that wonderful uplifting music. To shift your mood, listen to your selection for five minutes and enjoy the benefits without harmful addiction. Surround yourself with the beauty of music. Music creates more balance & harmonizes the electrical frequencies within the body. Use music as your “power tool” to create a balanced YOU.
Action: Take your favorite music and find out what will help with energy, relax, focus, heal, uplift, cleanse, and create, which leads to a more balanced YOU.
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Karen is a sought after wellness motivator, who merges fun with simple steps that instruct and empower her audiences. Audiences consider Karen Anderson an inspiring and motivating speaker.
A former music educator for over 25 years, Karen Anderson has taught hundreds of students in every age range. Today, Karen combines her love of music and health to teach the connection between the mind, body and mood using natural alternatives and tools that can easily compliment any busy lifestyle. Karen, a 2006 NAWBO Outstanding Women Leaders nominee is a Wellness Motivator and is working towards her PhD in Holistic Nutrition.