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Tired & Stressed? Listen to electronic music.

Updated on June 24, 2012
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Tiredness is a state of body and stress is a state of mind. In any form it is bound to drain one’s energy. Sometimes we get so involved in the routinely work that we fail to realize we’re actually slogging out hard and end up pressurizing our own health. It is not always possible to maintain the mental equilibrium in all circumstances. We tend to react differently to different situations and end up messing up with the psychological health too. Life comes with many flavors of experiences; each bringing with it an amazing combination of different emotions and sentiments. All these variations lead to one and only one after-effect: Stress!

There are multiple ways in which we can reduce the stress levels and enhance our energies around. A positive state of energy is a very good catalyst in reducing stress levels and subsequently bringing in a happy state of mind. It depends on one’s interest and hobbies as to what affects him/her the most to reduce stress and induce relaxation. Ultimate target is to relax the body muscles and revamp some happy fluids throughout the body. Mind and soul are those philosophical aspects which are tempted to be affected the most. So it’s important that we care for our psychological health along with the physical well-being.

Stress leads to anxiety and restlessness. It is therefore important to engage our mind into the relaxing technique thoroughly. I’ve realized how hard it is to concentrate on meditation or breathing exercises without any external support. My mind turns towards thinking about all the activities that I’d undertaken that very day. Even while we rest, we keep wondering about the issues of our daily routine before falling asleep. How do we get the beneficial peace of mind in such a dilemma? The relaxing activity should therefore possess an enticing ability to hook oneself into it for long, till he/she attains a perfectly relaxed state of mind. One such promising technique is listening to electronic music.

What is electronic music? It is a type of music that is created using electronic instruments. Not so simple though! Employing electronic music technology, many sounds are created which are then synthesized to produce a musical compilation. Over the years this processes has resulted into an astonishing collection of genres n sub-genres which are enticing and strongly capable of giving an enriching experience to the listener. It is the hottest form of music existing today and has a wide variety of instrumentation and production techniques available to keep any listener infatuated over it. The electronic beats and bass effects bring a sort of enlightenment to one’s mind and a surge through the body. A definite mood-enhancer!

There are lots of genres namely Trance, Techno, House, Progressive, Dubstep, Hard-trance etc. These involve higher levels of rage and might bring one to a thrilling state of body and mind. But if you are seeking to attain a peaceful state, you can listen to softer genres like Vocal-Trance, Ambient, Lounge, Soulful House etc. I’ve just started understanding all these genres, though it is a daunting task to understand each genre you can always listen for the sake of pure relaxation. Tribal, Cosmic and Goa-Psy Trance are very good genres to keep one engaged.

Here is a good web resource to help you know more about the various genres. It’s an amazing animated tutorial explaining some history of electronic music and the origin of each genre- Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music

I came across few eccentric websites while I was researching online. They’re stated below.

You can get hold of some good tracks of famous artists and DJs. Best resource to know more and listen to various upcoming and popular artists is Digitally Imported Radio (DI). It is an amazing service playing numerous numbers throughout the day. Various artists host individual shows on DI. Also they have all the genres and play the tracks selectively.

Finally, I would earnestly suggest that electronic music is an upbeat concept. It will surely provide you good zeal to overcome your tiresome negative energies and a refreshing psychological and physical state.

Keep listening and enjoy your experience with your favorite electronic music genre. Happy relaxing! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Listening to music is an excellent way to de-stress! Walking is my favorite method. So if we combine music and a brisk walk together we have the best of both worlds! Fantastic hub! I'm off to take my walk, soon. Welcome to HubPages!

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      ideasinked 5 years ago from Mumbai, India.

      Thanks Sunshine625!

      Yea! That's a perfect stress reliever. I would suggest..why not start dancing with the music creating miracles on your ears, mind and feet! ;)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      That's also a great idea! I do that also especially while cleaning the house, dancing makes chores much more fun!:)

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      Abhimanyu Singh Baghel 5 years ago from Satna, Madhya Pradesh (India)

      I agree with madam sunshine625. A mild, soothing music accompanied with a brisk walk is so refreshing, i often do it at the end of the day to de-stress myself and prepare for the next day. Trance and house have been amongst my favorite genres. I have a bad habit of listening to extreme Metal music genres and Hard Rock at full sound. And that, sometimes gives me headache. So the best way I find to escape from it for a while is by listening to trance music. My favorite artist is Armin Van Buuren and one of my all-time favorite track is Will Holland's "Start Again" (feat. Jeza). Do have an ear to it.

      And by the way, i really like the way you took that picture for this hub. I too love my earphones very much.

      Beautiful hub! Voted up, Interesting and shared. :)

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      ideasinked 5 years ago from Mumbai, India.

      Sunshine625..that's a great spirit! Ultimately what matters is your will-power and desire to have fun and relaxation follows!

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      ideasinked 5 years ago from Mumbai, India.

      Thanks Abhimanyu..

      I love AVB too.I've some ASOT podcasts with me.

      And off-course, I love d mixes of Tiesto, Markus Schulz, Deadmau5 etc..

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      Abhimanyu Singh Baghel 5 years ago from Satna, Madhya Pradesh (India)

      lol. So much in common. :D

      I also like Tiesto, MS, Andy Moor etc. And deadmau5 and Skrillex too. But then somehow, it goes outside the trance loop. You're so lucky that you have the ASOT with you. I'm dying to get a box set of the recent ASOT, but I'm not getting it anywhere here :(

      I'm shifting to Delhi, I guess then only I'll be able to purchase one.

      And one more thing I noticed in your hub. You've highlighted a very important thing - "I’ve realized how hard it is to concentrate on meditation or breathing exercises without any external support. My mind turns towards thinking about all the activities that I’d undertaken that very day. Even while we rest, we keep wondering about the issues of our daily routine before falling asleep." That's a very painful thing. Every time I try to meditate, everything flashes before me. I gradually loose concentration and it makes me even more frustrated! please do tell me if you find a way out of this tragic problem.

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      ideasinked 5 years ago from Mumbai, India.

      Yeah! It becomes so difficult to concentrate on meditation that I'd almost stopped it!

      But I found a way through electronic music. It keeps me in place. I concentrate on regular breathing patterns and listen to the tracks alongside.

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      Jeff Boettner 5 years ago from Tampa, FL

      I LOVE electronic music, especially at work when I'm "in the zone". I use Spotify and mainly listen to DRUM and BASS -- especially bungle, anything produced from hospital records, Command Strange "Soul Booster" is my most recent fav album (and HIGHLY recommended). Great hub ideasinked, and great idea, turning my TV off now, on comes the tunes ;)

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      ideasinked 5 years ago from Mumbai, India.

      Thanks for the recommendation howlermunkey! I'll surely check out the tracks.

      I too listen to electronic music while at work and it definitely makes me feel good when I take breaks at work!

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      iefox5 5 years ago

      Listening music is a very good way to release stress. I listen light music when I feel tired.

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      ideasinked 5 years ago from Mumbai, India.

      Yes iefox5, you are right!

      Light music effectively soothes the senses and brings peace of mind! Definitely!

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Very inspiring and beautiful hub. Listening music is a sureway to release your stress. Useful and voted up!

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      ideasinked 5 years ago from Mumbai, India.

      Thanks Urmila! :)

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Great hub on the benefits of electronic music! I often listen to it to motivate me in the gym. Voted up!

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      ideasinked 4 years ago from Mumbai, India.

      Thanks healthylife2!

      M sure it must be fun for you. I'm planning to join d gym now...my ipod is gonna be my best buddy there! :P

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      Shreya 4 years ago

      Wow..excellent article! :)

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      ideasinked 4 years ago from Mumbai, India.

      Thanks Shreya!

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      David Trujillo Uribe 22 months ago from Medellin, Colombia

      Right On. I think I just wrote the partner hub to this one, I give you "the playlist to listen electornic music and study". hehe.

      If you do not mind I will link to this article. I´ll review my content later today and decide were to place the link. its relevant

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      Ginfected 21 months ago

      I´m actually not such a fan of electronic music but I did find out that it relieves stress and helps you concentrate while studying or reading. I don´t like all that party stuff, but the more relaxing songs I learned to love. I found a good video on Youtube, containing a relaxing background animation and electronic music. which helps you study and focus. If you´re interested, there´s a link to it here:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiOJXtj-EQY

      Thanks again for the article! It was a great help

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      ideasinked 18 months ago from Mumbai, India.

      Hi David Trujillo,

      Sorry was offline from here. Way to go. Great to find out our interests match.

      Sure, you can share. :)

      Happy hubbing!

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      ideasinked 18 months ago from Mumbai, India.

      Hi Ginfected,

      Yes you're right! I use it while working and get rid of long day's stress usually in the evenings. Though I don't mind shaking on some moves with the beats as well! :P

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