The music industry is a multibillion industry for all the right reasons. It is like a shadow that you cannot shake off. Sometimes you are aware of its effects and other times you are passive to it. It is as old as the world is, yet it remains so powerful in the emotional, entertainment and the intellectual spheres of human life.
Its effects on the human life are so profound to the point where if it were a drug, it would pass the FDA Consultants test. Music has a free pass to every space. Whether it is an office, a religious congregation ,a bus, the school premises, the gym or even the privacy of your bedroom. So what gives music so much power? Here is why;
- Fires up Your Exercise
Have you ever wondered why music is always played in the gym? When the music you like is played, your brain calms down and focuses on your exercises. This in turn motivates you to work out for longer.
On the other hand, during high intensity workouts, fast music is played to activate your mind so that you can move with the same speed. Your body has a way of aligning to the frequency of the beat. The next time you feel sluggish when you should be hitting the gym, turn up the music and move to the rhythm.
The more you listen to music the better your memory becomes. If you keep losing the car keys, forgetting passwords or the names of your colleagues in the office, you should increase your music uptake and see the magic over time .Research has shown that music boosts brainpower and increases your ability to remember. So next time you start looking for a phone that you are holding in your hands, don’t see a doctor; just play some music. You will be calmer and your mind will focus on getting you the phone.
- Pain relief
In life, pain is almost inevitable. Don’t become a junky by always carrying ibuprofens and Panadol’s in your bag. Research shows that music can soothe your pain away to give you the comfort you desire .Sounds like magic, right?
You don’t believe me? Next time you are in pain play some soft or classical music and see what happens. The reverse is true. Hard and loud music will worsen your pain.
Classical music has been known for amplifying productivity. Trying to concentrate in a chaotic life with deadlines and noise everywhere can be really hard. This is because your mind will process everything else as data and miss the point.
The next time you need to concentrate and take the performance trophy of your company, play some music. Make sure it is music that you are well familiar with and you will deliver results within a short time. Angry music is also known to increase performance by boosting your adrenaline and speed hence increasing productivity.
- Social life
Music is a universal language. Whether you understand the language or not, the rhythm is enough to bring people close. If you are an introvert, a little bit of music might help you to get of your cocoon and fly into the social world.
You will meet friends who listen to the same kind of music as you in common places and you will bond over similar conversations. It also promotes empathy by making it easier for you to connect with people at a personal level.
The little things in life add spice to life. Sometimes you get so used to it that you forget to savor its benefits. The right kind of music, builds the right energy to keep you going. So whether you are sad or happy, tired or energetic, positive or negative, incorporating the right kind of music to your life might be the key to unlocking new doors.