5 Simple Ways to Add Balance and Happiness to Your Life with Music

BY Curtis Dean        April 17, 2019

Music is the universal language that connects us all, regardless of age, gender, and race. It is also the instrument that allows you to connect with yourself.

Listening to music, knowing the kinds of music you enjoy and discovering new genres make you learn more about yourself. Knowing different kinds of music and how it affects you is important because it allows you to control yourself, your emotions and your reactions. Music adds balance and happiness to life. It brings melody to the soul and harmony to everyone around you.

Here are 5 simple ways to add balance and happiness to your life with music:

1. Play music at work.

Whether you play it via speakers or on your earbuds, music can help pump up your energy and enthusiasm while at work. Let’s be honest, sometimes work can become tedious and repetitive, and you may lose interest or become bored. Listening to music can help balance your energy while doing even repetitive tasks. When you need to concentrate, it's best to listen to instrumental music. On the other hand, happy songs can help pump up energy when doing less critical thinking tasks.

2. Play a musical instrument.

Knowing how to play musical instruments can bring a different level of balance and happiness by being able to play your favorite songs. You can take music lessons to learn how to play.  Piano, guitar, flute, and violin are common musical instruments that can be learned by taking music lessons.

Learning to play with musical instruments is an effective way to release stress and tension from the body. By playing the songs and tunes you like using your own hands, you have a sense of control and balance in your mind, which in turn creates a positive effect on your overall outlook.

3. Create music.

Creating music can be done in many different ways, not only through musical instruments. Improvised musical instruments such as leaves, running water, and tiny drums can create melody and beat that has a relaxation effect on the body. Creating music using musical instruments that you know how to play is another way to increase your own personal happiness. By being able to create a melody using your hands and an instrument, it adds a sense of balance and happiness to your emotions.

Singing is another way to create music. Studies show that people who sing every day when doing their regular tasks are much happier and positive than those who do not sing and do not create their own music.

4. Use music strategically to control your moods and emotions.

We all know by now that music is powerful enough to control emotions and mood. It may not alter your mood completely, but music has the power to alleviate any sense of dread, anxiety, and negativity by listening to it. People love listening to music. Happy, energetic beats have a positive effect on the brain that releases happy hormones, making you feel more enthusiastic. Listening to upbeat and happy music when you feel sad or down can gradually change your mood.

5. Sing with a group of people - it makes you happier.

Singing is an effective way to create a more positive mood. Singing with a group of people, like a quartet or a choir will give you a stronger sense of positivity and balance. This makes you feel that you belong and you contribute to something that has a positive effect on others, which provides a feeling of self-satisfaction.

Everyone likes music. Notice that when you are happy, you like to listen to songs with happy tunes. When you are sad, the types of music you listen to also go with your mood. It adds balance to life by letting us deal with reality with a little background music of our own.

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Curtis Dean

Curtis Dean writes on behalf of Sage Music School where they base lessons on the science and research of the psychology of learning. Their effective teaching methods create confident and capable students who enjoy the happiness of making music.

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