YspeopleExplore tab

Thankyou for the music, a gift to us all

About Min @ Write of the Middle

Mother of three young adults and one Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, blogger, nature lover, and photography enthusiast.  My blog is about life on the right (write) side of the middle in this journey called life. I'm passionate about encouraging everyone (especially women) to prioritise themselves and look after their health and wellbeing in all ways – spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally; enjoying and sharing photography; and the healing, restorative powers of nature. 'Write of the Middle' explores ways and means to obtain balance of mind, body and spirit.

Here’s 11 benefits of music to our emotions, mood & general health and wellbeing.

Have you noticed that the music you want to listen to differs depending on the circumstances?  For example:

Thank you for the music!.

Thank you for the music!

  • When going on a power walk or a run – fast-paced, energising music;
  • Feeling stressed – quiet, rela music, or perhaps you prefer upbeat;
  • Broken relationship – love songs, usually about breakups where you can indulge in a little self-compassion, have a cry and let it all out (most likely while eating icecream and/or chocolate); 
  • Happy – upbeat music;
  • Sad – slower, moving songs;
  • Angry – darker music.
  • We tend to listen to music that reflects our mood. Sometimes though, listening to music can affect our emotions and moods. 

    In fact, music can actually benefit our health and wellbeing as a whole!  Here’s 11 benefits of music for our emotions, mood & general health and well-being:

  • Memories:  A certain song can transport us back to a certain time, place or even moment with a certain person. We can even feel the emotions that we felt at that time. A song can take us back to a period in our life – a year at school, the birth of a child, or a major global event like the death of Princess Diana.
  • Productiveness:  Listening to music can help some people be happier and more productive at work, especially if it is music of their choice.
  • Stress relief:  Listening and playing music reduces chronic stress by lowering the stress hormone cortisol.
  • Improve confidence:  Music can make you feel more hopeful, powerful and in control of your life.
  • Healing:  Listening to sad music has benefits, too. If you’re going through a tough time, listening to sad music is cathartic.  It can help you get in touch with your emotions to help you heal.
  • Learning:  Music can help you learn!  Music in schools helps children improve language development. Music therapists use it to actively support people as they strive to improve their health, functioning and wellbeing.
  • Performance: Music can get you in the right mood for peak performance, be it for an athletic activity, the performing arts, or even an exam.
  • Emotion:  Music can make us cry or laugh, that is the power it has over us!
  • Mood:  Music has the ability to lift our mood when we are sad. Have you ever found yourself unwittingly tapping your foot to the beat of some music, or nodding your head along to a rhythm?  On the flip side, the overpowering feelings of sadness and melancholy that hit you with some songs are amplified because they resonate with your feelings. Sometimes, this is more meaningful to your growth or understanding than happy songs.
  • Social:  Music is often a social activity, making it together can help bring us together and give us much joy. Singing in a choir is a popular activity, as are general singalongs with a guitar or singing together around a camp fire!
  • Health: Music is good for our health!  It improves our visual and verbal skills; keeps an ageing brain healthy; makes us happier; can help to stabilise our heartbeat, pulse rate and blood pressure; improves sleep quality; boosts your immune system; reduces pain; and reduces Depression & Anxiety.
  • So THANKYOU FOR THE MUSIC!  Music is a wonderful gift for us all.  I really couldn’t imagine a world without it. 

    Banner 1
    | Your rating
    No ratings yet

    Related stories

    Check out some of the weirdest videos YouTube has to offer.

    Strangest YouTube videos you'll ever watch


    Kill some time with these oddball videos. Don't say we didn't warn you though, they're weird!

    Technology Humour
    5 months ago
    (Entertainment & Culture)
    Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds we have ever seen.

    Stephen Hawking's humour out of this world


    He may have been one of the most brilliant minds of modern time, but Professor Stephen Hawking also had a wicked sense of...

    Science TV Movies Celebrities
    5 months ago
    (Entertainment & Culture)
    Oh how TV has changed!.

    Proof they don't make TV like they used to


    Be amazed as Game Of Thrones gets the '90s treatment.

    Nostalgia Humour TV
    6 months ago
    (Entertainment & Culture)
    Ever had a brainwave like this? Picture: Shutterstock.

    Mindblowing shower thoughts worth sharing

    You know those flashes of brilliance you have in the shower, or while just getting dressed? Here's some of the best.

    Humour Technology Culture Community
    6 months ago
    (Entertainment & Culture)
    Don Bradman - number 2?.

    The poet who beat Don Bradman to No.1

    When it comes to great Australians, you don't get many that are more true blue than Don Bradman. Or do you?

    Sport Books Australia Culture
    6 months ago
    (Entertainment & Culture)
    Feminist Germane Greer is on the money.

    I'm with Germaine, the ‘me too’ movement's crap

    Germaine Greer’s response to the ''me too'' movement was swift, precise, and spot on. Here's why.

    Relationships Social Issues
    6 months ago
    (Entertainment & Culture)
    Comedic actor Leslie Neilsen's grave stone is a beauty.

    We're all just a little dash between two dates

    But there are some who get creative with their grave stones, leaving memorable and funny epitaphs.

    Humour Health Relationships
    6 months ago
    (Entertainment & Culture)
    You better Belieber it! Justin Bieber is every where.

    Calling all pranksters, I need your help


    I love a good prank or practical joke -- and pulled one on a colleague this week.Enjoy a giggle, then hit me up with more ideas.

    Community Relationships Humour
    6 months ago
    (Entertainment & Culture)
    Coffee and a book, what could be better? (Image: Shutterstock).

    Books recommended by you, for you!


    Your suggestions for must-read books!

    Books Culture
    6 months ago
    (Entertainment & Culture)
    Putting your phone away while eating with someone is basic etiquette (Image: Shutterstock).

    We should all embrace basic etiquette

    They are the social rules that keep the world ticking over nicely. What's important to you when it comes to basic etiquette?

    Social Issues Relationships Community
    7 months ago
    (Entertainment & Culture)

    Message board

    Derek, about 2 months ago:
    I am great
    George, about 2 months ago:
    What's up Thomas?
    George, about 2 months ago:
    Messages are now updated in real time on other browsers.
    Thomas, about 2 months ago:
    Thomas, 3 months ago:
    DJC, 3 months ago:
    George, 3 months ago:
    Message board active from June 2018

    Have your say!

    Your Great Australians

    Trending stories
    When it comes to great bloggers you can connect with, this list has you covered.

    20 mature bloggers worth following

    Looking for Australian...

    (Entertainment & Culture) Over 1 year ago
    How can PM Malcolm Turnbull truly understand the average Australian? Picture: iStock.

    Does Malcolm Turnbull understand you?

    How can anyone truly...

    (Headlines) About 1 year ago
    Who's worse, member unions or business? Picture: Supplied.

    Are unions as bad as business?

    Employer unions, employee...

    About 2 months ago
    Cows enjoying the breeze from fans.

    Wind turbines keeping cows cool, and other tales

    My wife has a habit of...

    (Travel) About 2 months ago
    Paris Mitchell motivates students at Joseph Banks Secondary College.

    Students motivated at Joseph Banks Secondary College

    Students motivated at...

    (Kindness) 4 months ago
    Weekly Poll
    Photographic memories
    It's 35 years since the Ash Wednesday bushfires in South Australia and Victoria claimed 75 lives and more than 2500 buildings.