Mood Music – Rainy Days and Mondays
Remember the song, “Rainy Days and Mondays”? If you haven’t heard it, supposedly these two together will always get you down. Well, today it is raining, it’s Monday and I am down, so maybe there is some truth to that! Whenever I find myself feeling this way, I have to do a little check-in with myself to see what my predominate thoughts and worries are at the time.
I know the events probably causing some of this feeling. My youngest daughter just turned double-digits (where is my baby?) and my Mom and Dad’s health woes. My parent’s health struggles are going to be a long battle. So, I need ways to cope and help them in a positive manner.
First and foremost, I need to change my mood because my being in a funk is not really helpful to anyone else. In this instance, I turned on our local pop station and soon found myself singing along and felt my mood lifting as I drove. It made sense after reading an article on the power of music on our mood, How Music Affects our Moods.
Music’s Impact on Your Moods
Music really does have a large impact on your state of mind and on the ability to change your state of mind. Think about your brain like an antenna – whatever it is tuned to is what you will receive as the outcome – happy, positive sounds yield a happy, positive mood, and angry or sad music yields an equal mood.
This particular article does note sad music can have a positive outcome sometimes. Usually when a person is going through a breakup or heartache, the sad music serves like a friend who understands what you are going through. Personally, I would limit the amount of time I spent wallowing though!
If I am already in a bad mood and then I compound it by listening to some crying in my beer kind of music, well that equals an insanity maker for me. Please don’t do this to yourself. Be careful and pay attention to what your antenna is tuned to.
With that in mind, what are some of your favorite mood changing music? One to consider: This is gonna be the best day of my life, by American Authors. I’m curious to hear your favorite songs to change your mood. Please share!
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