Archive for March 5th, 2011

The Power of Music

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Music is very powerful.  The benefits of listening to music include:

  1. Improved physical health, including pain relief and better sleep.
  2. Enhanced intelligence and learning.
  3. Improved physical performance.
  4. Improved productivity.
  5. Improved memory.
  6. Improved concentration and attention.
  7. Reduction of stress.
  8. Improved mood.

Inspiring music and lyrics can motivate us to reach our personal and professional goals.  Music can also:

  1. Help ease the way through life’s transitions. 
  2. Comfort us in our grief.
  3. Encourage us in the tough times.
  4. Inspire us to have a deeper spiritual connection.
  5. Bring back wonderful memories.
  6. Help us to feel lighter and more joyful.
  7. Help us to lose ourselves in the moment.
  8. Help us to feel connected to others.

So whether you dust off your old albums or listen to music online, start listening to your favorite tunes to help you get through your day.  Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  1. When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along by Louis Armstrong
  2. Are You Havin’ Any Fun? by Tony Bennett and Elvis Costello
  3. A Beautiful Morning by the Rascals
  4. Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
  5. Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin