Music is the soulful remedy to everything that could ail us. Regardless of genre preference, we know we can find the right sounds to keep us company, to inspire us, to give us hope, and to help us come to terms with what’s ahead. Music offers us peace. With ourselves. With those around us. With anything we’re preparing to leave behind.
Music fills the room! Calms us. Makes us forget our loneliness, our heartache, our anxiety… whatever it is, we are not really on our own when we have music playing.
After a busy day, music will ground us, give us energy, release mental tension, and lift our spirits. After a fun night out celebrating, music can wind down our thoughts. Music can even put us to sleep. And in the morning, we can listen to music that will wake us and set the tone for our day.
Music can motivate us. To improve ourselves. To improve our relationships. To start a project. To exercise a little longer, a little harder. To stay up late and finish our big assignments. And when the space around us becomes eerily quiet, music can help us figure out how to enjoy our own company.
So choose your music wisely. Music should be well-balanced and geared towards your physical, emotional, and mental success. And really, above all else, you just have to enjoy it. Without the love of music, music is nothing.
© Alexis Jenny, 2011.