Music touches our lives day in and day out. Most people are walking zombies through life and tune out the music they hear on a regular basis. Most of this is due to the distracting thoughts that people have on a regular basis. We have so many things in our life trying to get our attention that it is hard to focus. When we hear something new though like a piece of music, it can transform a persons life. Music can be so captivating that it makes music fade away with all of your problems. It can also inspire you to finish a project that you want to finish or help another person experience the same type of joy.
Changing How You Listen to Music
How often do we take the time to stop and just listen to music that we really love. The best way to listen to music for me is to put a pair of headphones on and close my eyes. This takes me to places that I have never been before and alters my mood. Sometimes music makes me feel sad while other times happy. That is the power of music. It is transformative and can also heal peoples lives or make drastic changes.
If you are more intentional about having music in your life, you will notice changes. When I listen to music while I cook it puts me into a more relaxed state. Going to work, I have to drive through very heavy traffic which can cause anxiety. When I have really good music on, I do not care. I just sit back and wait at traffic lights with patience while listening to a new podcast. How can you add music into your everyday life?
Playing Music or Just Trying Something New
Have you always wanted to learn an instrument or develop your voice? It isn’t nearly as hard to get started these days with the internet. There are so many different ways to get information. There are articles or videos online, podcasts, and also online music lessons. When I was growing up I didn’t have any of these available to me. Now is the time to try something new and pursue your music goals.
Another great question to ask yourself is what instrument are you really interested in. There is so much to choose from on the market today. You can even make music with just a laptop and a set of headphones. Take the time to do some research before you get started, it will be worth it. After you pick an instrument that you want to learn or that you are interested in, set some goals. You want to make this process fun and interesting. If you are just gonna set time aside for practice each week, you will end up losing interest. Make some plans to join a music group or band! Or you can decide to perform in front of others once you have a few songs down. Have an accountability partner in all of this so you stick with it. If you need motivation, please reach out to us.