Do you find yourself turning on music when you need a mood boost? Or when you need to calm down? Turns out you have great instincts. A meta-study published in 2017 showed that music helped people’s anxiety and depression.
The people in the study had a 43% reduction in depressive symptoms when they listened to music or even when they played instruments. The type of music they listened to didn’t matter. They listened to jazz, classical, hard rock, pop, and other genres. There were sad tunes and happy tunes. All types of music helped the participants, even when it was not being delivered by a credentialed music therapist.
What an easy way to incorporate a healing process into our daily lives, and it’s one we can enjoy. So let’s turn up the music, not just for ourselves, but for the people who’s lives we are touching. And while we’re at it, we might as well add some moves. There are tons of ideas on TikTok if you need ideas in this department. No, the study didn’t mention any dancing involved, but let’s face it. We all know how important exercise is to our well-being. Enjoy your tunes this week, and if you feel inclined, we’ll see you on TikTok.