When you’re stressed out, what’s something you do to relax? In you’re like many people, you listen to music. Music can provide amazing benefits when it comes to stress relief — mainly because the melodies and sounds can change our moods.
From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep, use music to relieve stress in your life every day.
When You Wake Up
Start your day off right by turning on some feel-good music. Whether it be a “Happy Vibes” playlist on your phone or playing “Walking on Sunshine” on repeat while you get ready, let the right music put you in the right mood.
When You’re On Your Way to Work or School
Don’t let Long Island traffic get you down. Turn on the radio or plug in your aux cord, and jam out to music that will get you excited for work or school. You can try out different genres or playlists to see what puts you in the best mood and keeps you stress-free.
Maybe Monday’s you want to listen to 80s rock, but Tuesday’s you’re feeling country hits, and Wednesday’s you love Disney jams! Just make sure you walk into work or school smiling and ready to take on the day.
When You’re Anxious
If you get a bad grade on a test or a project out work takes a wrong turn, don’t stay stressed. Turn on some classical music to relax since it’s scientifically shown to calm anxiety. But maybe another genre calms you — we know someone who listens to banjo music when she’s stressed. It’s all about finding what works.
When You’re Going to Bed
We don’t suggest listening to anything too intense before heading to sleep, so turn off the Game of Thrones soundtrack. Listening to classical music or acoustic guitar or piano can help your body and mind destress from the day and allow you to get a full, rested night’s sleep.
At Grace Music School, we know how big a role music can play in your mental health, which is why we aim to foster a love of music in everyone who walks through our doors. We offer music lessons in Syosset and Huntington for students of all ages and skill levels. For more information or to schedule a lesson, call us at 631-239-6169 (Fort Salonga) or 631-470-9705 (Melville).