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Use music to make your life awesome!

Updated on August 16, 2015

What is music. Well its a bit hard to describe really, only because its so different for every person on earth. If you ask a poor man and a dying man the value of money your bound to get some contradicting answers. Music in my perspective is flow of energy, I mean in its most basic form, music is just sound waves, moving from one place to another. Basic physics tell us that this is energy. This energy can mentally and physically effect us in many ways. Ever notice how you can never smile, when listening to sad music, because it sets a emotion that your in. This article is all about the benefits of music, and how to best reap these benefits.

1. Control your emotions

We've all been there. That song that just touches your heart, the one that you cant stop listening to. Every time you hear it, your emotions adjust to it. Whether it be a sad romantic songs, or a DJ mix for the gym. Your emotions can be controlled by music. Using this effectively can increase your work done. When you wake up listen to a nice peaceful song, this is a great way to start the day. Right before you start working, listen to a powerful inspiration song to sky rocket your energy. So use music at times that best suit you, to maximize the work you do in a day. You might not see major difference at the start, but give it time and you'll see you emotions stabilizing and you becoming and more brilliant person

2. Great for a work out

In the last 10 years the body of research on workout music has swelled considerably, helping psychologists refine their ideas about why exercise and music are such an effective pairing for so many people as well as how music changes the body and mind during physical exertion. Music distracts people from pain and fatigue, elevates mood, increases endurance, reduces perceived effort and may even promote metabolic efficiency. When listening to music, people run farther, bike longer and swim faster than usual—often without realizing it. In a 2012 review of the research, Costas Karageorghis of Brunel University in London, one of the world's leading experts on the psychology of exercise music, wrote that one could think of music as "a type of legal performance-enhancing drug." So next time you work out, pick out a song that really elevates your energy levels and makes you want to move. This should really help you a overall better workout.

3. Help in meditation

Study has shown meditating 30 minutes a day for 8 weeks can change the physical shape of your brain. That's how powerful it is. Now meditation with music is easier for those who can't meditate for 30 minutes. Put on some nice relaxing mediation music from YouTube or some other site, and just focus on the music being played for 30 minutes. Try to do this in the morning time before sunrise for a great feeling, but other will work as well. You should try to use comfortable headphones while doing so to not be distracted by other sounds and focus only on the music. Do it for 8 weeks and trust me you'll feel the difference

4. Learning instruments results in a healthy brain

A study has shown that people in old age who play music have healthier brain than they're non-musician counterparts. Another study has proven practicing a musical instrument practically lights up all area's of the brain. Music is said to be the single activity that activates so many area's in the brain. Especially the visual, auditory and motor cortices. This leads to enhancements in those area's in the brain, leading to a overall more intelligent individual. Learning to play music also increase grey matter, which contains most of the brain's neuronal cell bodies. The grey matter includes regions of the brain involved in muscle control, and sensory perception such as seeing and hearing, memory, emotions, speech, decision making, and self-control. Take the quiz to see how much effect music can have on your brains grey matter.

5. Reduce stress, giving a better sleep

They're are thousand of video's online that play peaceful music that helps reduce stress for a better nights sleep. Any of these or your favorite songs will do the trick. After you lie down and turned all the extra lights off, just listen to the song for a few minutes or more. Try to imagine the tension leaving your body starting from your feet all the way to your head. Once you get a bit sleepy just turn the music off, get the proper sleep that you deserve. I've given a link to my personal favorite down below that really helps me.

6. Increase your confidence.

If you've ever seen a musician, one of any standard. They normally are not shy at all. After performing enough times you get used to it and confidence start to build. Talking to new people becomes easier and more enjoyable. You speak the words you truly want to say, because you lose the fear of people might think of you. The style of good musicians are different too, a good combination of talent, attitude an confidence.

7. Gives you something to do

This may not seem like a big deal, but it's actually quite a important reason. They're are some days when you don't feel like doing any work, or feel lazy and just generally upset. If you have a instrument nearby you can start practicing. You can play something you know or you can learn something new online. You can even sing you're favorite song to you're hearts content. Any of these options are better than sitting and doing nothing. Better than wasting time that actually is so precious in our lives, even though sometimes we overlook it.

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© 2015 Parhesh Kumar

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    • Joycehubbard profile image

      Joyce Hubbard 

      3 years ago from North Carolina

      This is a goood truth

    • Parhesh Kumar profile imageAUTHOR

      Parhesh Kumar 

      3 years ago from Indiana, United Sates

      Thank you peach purple for the support,

      Any reason to listen to music is a good one!

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      great way to start your hub, I love listening to korean ost music, everyday at 9pm-10pm because it is on air

    • Parhesh Kumar profile imageAUTHOR

      Parhesh Kumar 

      3 years ago from Indiana, United Sates

      thank you mahim chawla, im glad you enjoyed it

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      MahiM ChawlA 

      3 years ago

      Excellent written and explained.... really helped me to get motivated in my music passion...

    • Parhesh Kumar profile imageAUTHOR

      Parhesh Kumar 

      3 years ago from Indiana, United Sates

      Your welcome Jaime Santos,

      Yeah music can really have a big impact on you

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      Jaime Santos 

      3 years ago

      Thank You for the nice hub Parhesh Kumar - I like to listen to Classical Music it helps me to relax . Had no Idea i could increase my gray matter by 130%.

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