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Studies have shown that music affects our mood. It can help relive depression and reduce stress. But, even without the studies you probably already know that.
I’ve read quite a bit about music and exercise. Athletes of all levels use music to help motivate them when they’re pushing themselves. It can also help distract during repetitive exercise like running and classes at the gym.
But, there’s also a benefit to having a personal Theme song – a particular song that you can listen to before you tackle something difficult. I first heard a speaker talk about this at a conference several years ago and the idea struck a chord and I’ve’ve been using it ever since.
Right now I’m using Pharrell Williams’ Happy – which never fails to put me in a good mood. However, Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall – which you may remember from The Devil Wears Prada – remains an all time favorite. I don’t know if it’s partly because it reminds me of the comedy. But, whatever it is, it works for me.
Do you have a Theme song? With music as close as your Smartphone there’s no reason not to listen to your song before your next meeting with that snarky coworker. Or maybe just to add a little fun (and maybe a little spunk) to your day. Clap along!