When a person is happy or, conversely, sad, he instinctively uses music to change or deepen his state, so music can be used in psychotherapy and for self-help.
The art is to find the right music that connects to your mood. This is what music therapists advise their clients. Here are a few tips to help you try to pick up music yourself.
Problems with memory
Try: music that brings back memories
Pre-recorded music has associations with time and places. If we hear the song, it can return all the old feelings. When working with older people who suffer from memory loss, if they hear their favorite old song, it can bring back happy times. Music helps the elderly to have a sense of continuity throughout their life, and it can help to orient and remind them of everything they did decade after decade.
Feelings of anxiety
Try: to drum or beat the rhythm
We all have another inner rhythm. Anxiety disturbs him because it induces an instinct to escape. Anxiety is the answer to fear, and, in fact, it boils down to inflating the unexpressed energy, which can provoke a battle, flight or freeze instinctive reactions. Music can help with this. Try using drums to relieve tension or anxiety symptoms. Or choose a similar music, and you will not notice how you start to beat the rhythm.
Failure to focus on an important task
Try: your favorite playlist or learning a tool
Listening to your favorite playlist can help to fix your heart rate and distract you from disturbing external noises, especially if you focus on your breathing when listening. Thus, you can evaluate your environment and feel more comfortable.
Improve motor skills
Try: gentle singing
Rhythm is central to improving motor skills when using music to help people with Parkinson's disease. Music is used in physical training to help with motor skills, working on diagonal coordination, balance, eye coordination and muscle memory by connecting mental and physical processes.
Try it: classical music
If you suffer from insomnia or blues, it can be associated with stress and anxiety or with an early morning awakening, which is a symptom of depression. If you wake up too early, feeling fear, sadness or loneliness, try to include classical music, it will help ease your condition.
Improve the work of the brain
Try: practice a musical instrument
The practice of a musical instrument is associated with improved verbal ability, the ability to work and improve coordination of movements. This is due to the fact that in the process of musical creativity, many components and hours of discipline are involved.
Music for training
Try: everything you like at 145 beats per minute
For many people the right playlist is an integral part of their training program and reduces negative feelings about physical exercises. Studies have shown that music can maintain activity longer, and also helps to distract from pain and fatigue. Choosing the music that you really love is an important first step found by the researcher, perhaps because enjoying the music will make you feel comfortable, and this will help increase your ability to work. It's nice, so it can distract you from any pain caused by training.
You will instinctively know when the music motivates you during training, so experiment.