07 Jun Why Music’s the Perfect Motivator!
Today’s subject is a little bit different – it’s actually about realizing the power of music. Did you know that listening to music stimulates more parts of the brain than any other human function?
In her amazing book, The Game of Life and How you Play it, Florence Scovel Shinn wrote “ The Subconscious is often impressed through music. Music has a 4th dimensional quality and releases the soul from imprisonment. It makes wonderful things seem possible and easy to accomplish.”
Wow – Who wouldn’t want that?! I wonder if you’re like me and you forget from time to time to include the music you love in your life as much as possible.
Music has the power to reduce stress and increase focus and productivity. It can help to lower blood pressure, improve heart health and boost our immune systems. And this is the best part of all, it makes us feel good because it increases the flow of dopamine, the pleasure chemical, into our systems.
Not only that but even way back in 1911 it was discovered that cyclists pedaled faster while a band was playing than they did when there was silence. And it’s not just the rhythm of great music that makes us go faster, it’s that it literally drowns out the messages of exhaustion that the brain starts to send after a while. We don’t focus on being tired we focus on the music. So make your workouts even more effective and definitely more fun by rocking out to your favorite tunes.
I have a fun challenge for you this week… Try replacing some of the time that you spend perhaps watching TV or surfing the web with listening to music and even better yet, dancing to it. I promise you, good things will start to happen – you’ll feel way more inspired, energetic and optimistic than before. Give it a try!
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