Music has been used for centuries to help improve the mental, emotional and physical health of people. It’s been tested that music can relieve pain for cancer patients and decrease depression.
The power of music is finally being appreciated in the world of modern science and medicine. The term is called music therapy.
Cd’s have been created with soothing songs to help people who have trouble sleeping or need to relieve stress.
Have you ever been stressed because you had to take a test or give a big speech? Then listen to songs that inspire greatness and success, such as Brian McKnight’s “Win” or R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”.
Looking to gain strength after struggling with something for awhile? Listen to “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor or “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child.
Different songs can conjure up different moods, thoughts and ideas. If you’re feeling sad listen to upbeat songs to lift your spirits.
If you’re in an especially good mood and want to celebrate that feeling listen to songs that continue to make you happy.
Music can also spice up your love life. To get in the romantic zone put on a little Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass or Barry White.
Music therapy shouldn’t be used in place of a real therapist if one is needed, but music can definitely be a helpful tool when you are dealing with a break up. You may want to listen to songs that inspire love again to keep you optimistic. Sometimes you may want to submerge yourself in sad songs that allow you to have a good cry before conquering the world again.
Whatever the situation, take out your headphones, lean back and let your mind take in the sounds of music.
What is one of your favorite songs you listen to? Has music played a big part in your daily life? Post your comment below.
Songs That Inspire Love
Marc Anthony – Love is All
Brian McKnight and Vanessa Williams – Love Is
Alicia Keys – Like You’ll Never See Me Again
R. Kelly – I’m Your Angel
Prince – Adore
Sade – No Ordinary Love
India Arie – Ready for Love
Erykah Badu – In Love with You
Melancholy Songs After a Break Up
Meshell Ndegeocello – Fool of Me
Toni Braxton – Unbreak My Heart
Angie Stone – Wish I Didn’t Miss You
Deniece Williams – Silly
Sade – King of Sorrow
Vivian Green – Emotional Rollercoaster
Lauryn Hill – Reciprocity
Songs to Feel Good
Natasha Bedingfield – Single
Natasha Bedingfield – Pocketful of Sunshine
Kool & The Gang – Ladies Night
Jill Scott – Golden
Jill Scott – One is the Magic #
TLC – My Life
Leela James – Music