Life today can be pretty stressful and can throw a lot of different things on our way. Balancing health, happiness, work-life and social life can get complicated and from time to time everyone needs to unwind. There are different things we can do to make ourselves feel better and get rid of the stress – we can exercise, take a good bath, eat good food, read a good book, go see a great movie or just relax and listen to music.
As of recently, more and more people are turning to music as a therapy for their stress struggles. It’s already been well-established that music can have a soothing effect not just on our mind but on the body as well. Music with anti-stress characteristics has a relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, slowing heart rate with lowering blood pressure which eventually regulates the production of the hormones that cause different stress symptoms.
Unfortunately, not all music will have an anti-stress effect. It’s proven that the best music to listen to when you’re feeling overwhelmed is actually classic music. That kind of music has a slower tempo, less noise and overall fewer things that can negatively occupy your brain. Music with those characteristics can relax your muscles that will lead to your body and mind relaxing.
Besides that, listening to music will occupy your brain on all the right ways, leaving a little space for negative thoughts. That’s why listening to good music is getting noticed as a way of meditation.
No matter what music experts recommend, make sure to listen to what’s relaxing to you. Even though classical music has proven positive effects on the stress relief and is seen as anti stress music, you can listen to any kind of music that has the same or similar effect to you. From time to time, everybody needs to relax and this is a great way to do that.