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Music and Mental Health

Studies have shown that music can help with your mood and cope with tricky emotions you may be experiencing during this time. Check out some tips below on how music can help you!

  • Focus. Music that has a tempo of 60 bpm (beats per minute) increases the efficiency of the brain in processing information. Classical music is a great way to help you focus! The best way to use it is to have it playing softly in the background as you get on with your daily tasks.

  • Expression. Having a hard time expressing your emotions? Creating your own music can help! Whether simply strumming a guitar or composing lyrics to a song this can help you express and process your emotions. It’s more about how it makes you feel, than how it sounds.

  • Social connection. Music can stop you from feeling lonely or isolated. Create new playlists each Friday and share with your friends! Categorize playlists according to your day. Workout playlists, Cooking playlists, Morning Routine Playlist, etc. Get creative!

  • Creativity. Did you know that listening to or making music allows your brain to think creatively? So, whether it’s a creative project you need to complete, or some new ways to improve your mood, try some different types of music and see what works best for you.

  • Relaxation. Music helps you to relax. If you choose the right kind of music, change into some comfy clothes and put your feet up, it’s a safe bet that you’ll feel relaxed in no time.

  • Motivation. You need to vacuum the house/study/get some exercise, but you just can’t get off the couch? Use your favourite music as a motivational force. Crank up the tunes and chances are you will be more motivated to start!

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