To function at our highest level we need to relax and reduce our stress levels at regular intervals.
All too often we let our stress spiral out of control.
When that happens are heart rate goes up, our health gets worse, we become more prone to sickness, our productivity goes down and our creativity becomes impaired.
Finding peace and calm is something we all need, and it is especially important in the hectic environment this age has become.
I understood the power of classical music about a year ago.
I was incredible stressed and had trouble focusing.
One day I decided to listen to some classical music and I felt the stress just rinse off.
It was an incredible feeling, all the bottled up stress I had been carrying with me for months, just start dissipating and I found myself able to focus on what needed to be done.
The act of letting go gave me the clarity I needed to start removing the objects of stress from my path and move on with my life.
Something I was completely unable to do when stress was dominating my life.
It brings calm
Classical music is written to touch the soul and affect the senses.
If you close your eyes and listen, you will feel it.
When stress becomes smaller you become happier and happiness starts a positive circle.
When you are happy you will start attracting more opportunities and reasons to be happy.
Focus and Creativity
It has been proven that classical music increases our ability to focus and be creative. This is something you can use while working. If you are trying to do something creative, like write, design, plan and so on. Listening to some classical music can really help.
If you are stuck, try it out. Listen for 5 minutes and then get back to work.
It increases our ability to learn
Studies have proved that if you listen to classical music while trying to learn your ability to absorb the information increases.
Sadly I do not remember the name of the person who did this experiment.
But a man in the 50-70s made extensive research into how we learn and how we can increase our ability to absorb information.
He concluded that classical music helps increase the ability to learn and when used correctly (with his other findings) he was able to teach people during a 1 day class as much as they usually learned in a 6 months term (He taught them language classes). And what was even more impressive was that when tested 12 months later the people who learned with his methods remembered more of the new language than those who had studied for 6 months.
How to use this
You can use classical music to relax, increase your productivity and increase your learning ability.
- Listen to classical music once in a while just to relax, spend 10 minutes listening to it with your eyes shut and let it wash over you.
- Listen to it while studying or reading, just have it in the background, it is proven to help.
I like Vivaldi
Personally my favorite composer is Vivaldi; his symphonies are always positive and have a lifting effect for me.
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