Not A Day Without Music For A Person With Parkinson's
Last updated: June 2018
Music is essential to my day. I like to add music to almost anything that I do. My eclectic musical tastes vary from the obscure to the overplayed hits of the 1970’s and 1980’s. There is an intangible but true benefit to playing upbeat and motivating music that sets the right mood for the occasion.
The power of music
The joy of music has the ability to change one’s outlook to the brighter and can motivate, inspire, and encourage movement. The power of music has been shown to provide real results. Music therapy has benefit. Whether you create your own music therapy or see a licensed music therapist, I encourage you to surround yourself in meaningful music that touches your being.
Music makes my day better and enhances my motivation in the office. The right piece of music pumps up our athletic prowess and adds to our drive to move. Music touches each of us a little differently, depending on your age, ethnicity, and demographic region.
Nostalgia is undoubtedly a large portion of our musical fabric as we attach memories to music of the period. The music of my youth lives in my iPhone. I have an appreciation for a few of the newer artists, but find myself wondering why I can’t connect with the younger generation’s idea of music. I must be getting older.
Reminiscing about my younger days
For me, an avid music lover of the 80’s, my youthful memories are deeply connected with the ballads and rock music of that era. I find that certain tunes really do bring back days from long ago.
My eclectic music collection has a place from exercise to relaxing. No matter what the event, I find that music makes the event more pleasurable. Calming light classical music, Gregorian chants, Al Green, Sinatra, Bublé, or any of your favorite soft artist are wonderful to fall asleep to or just to find the calm. Don't discount the oldies of great jazz legends like Ella, Nina, Carmen, Sarah, and others, just to name a few.
Little things and small adjustments can make drastic improvements in your life! Whether you want to lower stress and anxiety or just set the right mood, music shouldn't be overlooked.
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