Music as Self-Care

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My whole family loves music, and most of us play at least one instrument, so it’s been a part of my life ever since I can remember. I rarely go anywhere without my headphones or a speaker. For me, music is a form of self-care.

When I’m feeling down, sometimes I listen to melancholic music to allow myself to feel those feelings and work through them. Other times, I like to listen to upbeat and happy music to get myself out of the funk and ready to take on the day. I love listening to music while walking around campus, driving, reading, and even cooking. I have so much fun in the kitchen when I play music that I can sing along to. I even use instrumental music to help me study by blocking out all the distractions.

Sometimes just listening to music isn’t enough. I sing and play piano, so my keyboard is always ready to do the job when I need that extra pick-me-up. Something about getting lost in the song makes me forget all my worries and cheer me right up.

I encourage everyone to see how they can use music to improve their lives. Whether you use it to help you study, fill silences, get your body moving, or for any other reason, music can be an amazing tool.

What role does music play in your life?