Music promotes physical and psychological well-being throughout life

The psychologist Grecia de Jesús comments that in fact, music is used both in old people's homes and in schools.

"Music can also have an impact on personal self-esteem and our conception of ourselves, provided that there is an intentionality. It is not a question of listening to music for the sake of listening to it, but of deciding which melody or song is the most appropriate for us at any given time. For example, if we find ourselves in stress episodes, listening to a classical musical piece can calm us down and decrease the anxiety levels in our organism," she said.

It is a question of deciding which melody or song is the most appropriate for us at any given time

Similarly, the doctor indicates that listening to a song that evokes good vibrations and energy first thing in the morning, can be defining for the day ahead. In addition, De Jesus explained that being able to do a good exercise of introspection to listen to the needs in that moment and choose a song according to the state of mind, is an indication of emotional intelligence and provides self-care, thus promoting, again, self-esteem.

Music can modify the metabolism of the organism

The neurologist Anthony Smith, in his book 'The mind', indicated that music can "modify the metabolism of the organism, alter the muscular energy or accelerate the respiratory frequency". All these purely physical effects have consequences at the emotional level, so that music has also been revealed as an "excellent tool" to mitigate the negative interpretations that we make about ourselves.

For all this, specialists recommend going to music to remember pleasant sensations or to promote positive messages through the lyrics of the songs.

Alejandro Peña

Journalist, broadcaster and creative editor+ info

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