The healing benefits of music are well-studied. It has the unique ability to access our emotions and can be a very effective stress management tool.
Listening to quiet classical music can actually slow your pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and reducing the levels of stress hormones. Because music can absorb our attention, it serves as a healthy distraction when dealing with chronic pain or anxiety.
Because musical preferences vary greatly between all of us, only you can decide what works for you and your mood. But even if you don’t typically listen to classical music, it may be worth a try when selecting the most calming music. Opt for Bach piano music or some Vivaldi.
During periods of stress, people often overlook the idea of listening to music because they are pressed for time. Consider the fact that productivity increases when stress levels are lower.