Music & Self Care
Music can be one of the easiest ways to relax, chill out and take some time for self care. Music comes in all varieties and there’s music for all occasions, moods and seasons.
Some people choose to relax by listening to their favourite artist or band. Resonating with particular lyrics, songs or albums. You often find that certain songs relate and bring back memories of a certain time in your life- sometimes this might not conjure up good memories but on the whole, music can transport you to a positive place or help you to relive a good time! Music allows you to express yourself and acts as a form of release.
Other types of music that people choose to relax to include peaceful instrumentals or the sound of particular soundscapes.
This could be the sound of waves, crashing along the shore, or birds chirping in a tree. You could find that sounds like this help you to relax and even help you to sleep.
Music is portable, you can literally take it anywhere. You can listen through your phone or music player and it becomes something very personal. Or you can share it with those around you- whether that’s through a radio or by hooking up your device to a Bluetooth speaker.
There are a number of apps that allow you to listen to music through your phone or alternative decide- a lot of them being free to download too. It’s worth giving it a go if you need cheering up, or are gearing up for an exciting event or outing.