It’s amazingly powerful to me how music can Evoke such strong emotions.
I know for me, my mood can sometimes change with just the tempo of a song or the key it’s written in. I even have playlists specifically designed for whatever mood I happen to be in at the time.
Sometimes, listening to a different mood playlist can help me to change the one I’m in. It’s not always the case, but it does work from time to time. I’m a huge believer in music therapy.
Creating a playlist is pretty easy with today’s technology and it’s made a huge difference in my life. I know I’ve had friends that have done it for themselves who really appreciated the benefits as well.
A Key thing to remember though is try not to add music to a “depressed” playlist that is going to deepen your depression, music to an “angry” playlist that will ramp up your anger, etc. I find it useful to have expressive songs that maybe help me express those feelings without drowning in them. Everyone knows where that line is for them.
I just know how large of a role music plays in my life and mental health. Maybe it can help someone else.
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