Music is the medicine of the soul
It's 7 o'clock in the morning on a Monday, you have thousands of things to do at work and you already feel overwhelmed thinking that you will not have time to complete them all. In this situation, you feel a sense of stress and total burden. The worst thing is that you think that this will not go away until practically the end of the day. However, when you get to your car to go to work and put on the radio your favorite song, you realize that suddenly all your problems are becoming "smaller".
How is this possible if a couple of minutes ago I was with a most pessimistic thought? How have I been able to change my mood so quickly? Well friends, this is thanks to music, a weapon "very powerful" capable of putting our self-esteem and confidence through the roof. Would you like to know why? Well, through these lines we tell you.
Music evokes past emotions
This is one of the reasons why when we suffer for lack of love, we like to listen to all kinds of romantic and melancholic songs. These remind us of all those happy moments we spent with that dear person. They move us to those moments in which our couple loved us and gave us all their affection and love.
Therefore, it can be said that human beings in general are a bit "masochistic" in that aspect. We love to remember happier times to reinforce the idea that any past time was better.
However, we could make use of music to achieve the opposite effect. That is to say, at the precise moment that we are invaded by a feeling of melancholy, sadness or pessimism, it is best to use a song that provokes something completely different in us. A clear example of this can be from childhood songs or those songs that we used to hear when we went out with our friends or just when we were reading a book at home.
With music we secrete dopamine
Do you remember when in past articles we mentioned that exercise secretes high doses of dopamine? Well, exactly the same thing happens with music. This is "guilty" that when we are sad and play one of our favorite songs, we will feel better from the moment we give "the play".
The reason for this is because with music we segregate what is commonly known as the "gland of happiness," a substance of our brain that we also produce when we eat something rich, have sex or practice any sport. In short, from here we encourage you to try to play music, regardless of the genre, and you will see the results sooner or later.
Music makes us more "human"
Each and every one of the sounds that exist in any song, has a different effect according to the tastes and preferences of each person. It does not matter if it's a 'Heavy Metal' song or classical music by Vivaldi himself. In each of them there are notes of music that are capable of provoking all kinds of emotions.
And this is just one of the most "powerful aspects of music". Thanks to it we can relive emotions that were buried inside us and that many times we did not know they existed. And surely sooner or later we will feel much more "human", a feeling that is also achieved when we make peace with a friend, or we do a favor to an unknown person in a completely disinterested way.
Now that you have known all the benefits that music can bring you in general, you only have to connect to YouTube, Spotify or derivatives, make a playlist called "Music to be happy" and we are very confident that you can start your next days with a lot more strength. And to you? What kind of songs are those that make you feel good? We would love to read your recommendations! This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Psychologist. We advise you to consult your trusted Psychologist.