Ever since music was born into this world, it has been used to symbolize everything good, from happiness to love and harmony. Music is a part of everyone’s life. It’s part of our identity, too. When you go on a first date, one of the most common things to discuss with your date is what kind of music they like. Music has a lot of benefits, such as increasing your productivity at work. How does music do this?
Studies have shown that listening to music, especially the music genre that you like will reduce you from stress. Stress has many adverse effects on your mind and body. When your mind is stressed and is forced to work without a substantial relief, it can cause headaches and insomnia. It can even decrease your immune system, making you more vulnerable to diseases. When you are relieved from stress, you can do your work better because your mind and body are at its optimal state.
Listening to music increases your focus on detail when you work. It also increases creativity flow. There are all sorts of type of songs explicitly made to improve concentration. Usually, classic instrumental music works best because it doesn’t contain lyrics and is better at stimulating the focus nerves in your brain. So when you feel like you’re getting distracted by the chatter of your colleagues at work, or you keep glancing at the clock to see how much time is left until you can leave, try plugging in your earphones and listen to some tunes while you do your work.
It’s inevitable to feel bored at work. Working in front of a laptop or computer, sitting, all day can make you tedious, and you’ll find yourself ready to snooze on your desk out of boredom. You won’t have the desire to continue your work anymore because the boredom has made you lazy. This is the perfect time to listen to the music that can lift up your spirit. Listening to songs that you like, and even humming it while you work will keep your spirit up and prevent you from feeling bored.
Releases Feel-good Hormones
Not only can music lift up your spirit, but it can also lift up your mood. After a harsh bashing from your boss, or encountering difficulties in your work, in general, can make you feel bad about yourself. Your self-esteem can be crushed plenty of times in the workplace. The perfect way to make you feel good about yourself again is by listening to music, as studies have shown that it releases serotonin, which are hormones in your body that makes you feel better about yourself.