Music: How does it improve your life and your mind?

This entry is part 14 in the series Improve Your Life, Improve Your Mind

 Today we look at M for Music.

Does it do any good for us, apart from blocking off outside noise, or giving us something to cheer us up?
I’m a musician, yet I was amazed when I discovered some of the attributes we gain through listening to music.


Music improves our minds when it

  • improves our moods
  • reduces our anxiety
  • creates feelings of joy and happiness and helps brain-injured people recall memories

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Music also affects our bodies when it

  • relieves pain
  • boosts our immune systems
  • reduces the need for pain killers and anxiety before, during and after surgery
  • and improves surgeons’ abilities when they’re operating!

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But don’t take my word for it. 

Watch this fascinating video clip.

(Don’t just listen. Read! It’s not long.)

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18 comments on “Music: How does it improve your life and your mind?

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  3. So right, Shirley. Music sure lifts your mood. I find I can accomplish just about anything much better (except “brain work”, e.g. writing) when I have music to listen to. Lovely post.

  4. Hi, Shirley. Your post about music caught my eye while I was scanning the list of “m” posts for the challenge. Mine was about music, too. Did you know that they are using music therapy with dementia patients now, and it’s proved to be great therapy? Music helps them remember things that were otherwise lost. Pretty cool stuff.
    Kimberly |

    • I tried Pandora years ago. I’d actually forgotten about it! I need to remember to turn on the music. I love it but I frequently forget to switch it on. Thankful Thursday Week 14: I wrote this post last week during the #atoz challenge and a writing retreat, but didn’t get the chance to tell anyone!

  5. Music is both therapeutic and entertaining! We always bring back local music from which ever place we travel to.. Stopping by via the AtoZ! Good luck 🙂

  6. Music is fantastic on so many levels isn’t Shirley – my husband says I have a song for every occasion because I tend to take words that fit a song and end up singing it before the conversation even finishes. I have songs that remind me of old loves, of my teenage days, of my children and my husband – so many memories tied into songs!

    Leanne |
    M for Make It Happen

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