One of the easiest ways to change your mood, energy level, stress level, spiritual state, and overall well-being takes only about five minutes. Music has the ability to stir your soul in ways that no other art form can. It can soothe jangled nerves, make you smile, stir your loins, release your spirit, and help you to remember who you are and what the heck you’re doing with your life.
Put on headphones for the greatest internal effect, or park your car, close your eyes, and turn it up. If you’re lucky enough to have five minutes at home alone, dance like crazy
Why do this alone? It’s true, music can be bonding. In fact, it can define entire relationships. But the most important relationship you’ll ever have is the one with yourself. Your favorite songs are yours alone, and it’s okay to let them be that way. Even if you know others share the same favorites, your internal experience of the music is one that simply can’t be shared. So have a slow dance with yourself. Dirty dance with yourself. Rock out with your, um… self out.
It might be Miles Davis, Bach, or the Beastie Boys; it might be Kenny Rogers or Barry Manilow or Led Zeppelin or Michael Jackson or Pink. It might be TOTAL GUILTY PLEASURE music, however you define it! Just let go of the guilt! For five minutes—or whatever the duration of the song—let yourself feel the whole thing. Relax, indulge, and allow your whole self to be transported.
What’s your favorite way to be transported through music?