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Ahh, music. It is said that music is the art of thinking with sounds. There really is a lot of benefits to incorporating music in your everyday life. No matter what you do, things would usually seem to be better if you have some music playing in the background. But studies have shown that it definitely helps to play music while you study. And here are some of the benefits of music.
1. Relieves Stress
One of the biggest enemies of a college student is stress. It affects your focus and drains out your energy for just about everything. But instead of letting this culprit win, get some music flowing and drown all that negative energy with some melody. Try playing some soft, inspirational music or some classical piece that you might have a preference on. With everyone now having easy access to music, some people would usually already have a selection of their own. Find out what music helps you relax and have it handy for the next time you might feel stressed.
2. Helps You Focus
Researchers also found that playing music can help improve your focus. In fact, studies have shown that workers tend to produce better output if there’s good and happy music playing in the background. It is proven to help improve the creativity and problem thinking skills of people.
3. Improves Brain Functions
Have you heard of the “Mozart Effect”? This research tends to prove that by listening to specific parts of Mozart’s sonata, people tend to have a better brain functionality. But the the real score is, by listening to music, you get to perform better mentally, whether by getting better test scores or by thinking more creatively.
4. Gives Motivation
Have you ever listened to the classic song, “Eye of the Tiger?” There’s a reason why it’s the usual go-to song for exercise video montage in movies or TV shows. Its upbeat melody and its lyrics combined makes for the perfect motivational music for taking on challenges. It’s definitely the perfect way to motivate you in achieving a goal, along with many other similar songs that tend to hype up your emotions and give you a sense of purpose.
5. Boosts Energy
Music also tends to energize people. This is why concerts are usually filled with energetic concert goers. It also helps energize people in places where the demand of energy is high, such as during car drives and gym sessions. By playing some stimulating songs, you get to perk up your brain and prepare your body for some work, whether it involves physical or mental activity.
Whether your studying to ace an upcoming test or you just love to incorporate music in everything that you do, there’s no denying that music really has an effect on our body and soul. No matter what benefit you are trying to get from playing music, there will definitely be something good to come out of it. Just pair it with the enough motivation to keep yourself going, and you’d be good to go!
Shawn enjoys tea, his dog, and singing loudly in his car. He also enjoys candlelit dinners with himself and some Chinese food.