Last week, my hairdresser talked me into creating a Spotify account.
I know. Spotify was founded in 2006. It has been around for more than fifteen years now and is one of the world’s largest music streaming service providers. But I’m not one to make a decision in a hurry; just ask my husband. My sun sign is in Libra and my rising and moon signs are both in Taurus.
After enjoying my Spotify account for just over a week, I am hooked. I have been reunited with many of my favourite songs, especially those from my teenage years. Listening to the likes of Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, and Dire Straits (yes, I’m dating myself here) has been pure joy.
Not only am I enjoying my renewed connection with music, it is also good for me. It is good for all of us! Like creativity, music is life-giving. It reconnects us to our core essence, the heart and soul of who we are.
Research has proven that music supports:
- our heart health (by improving blood flow, lowering heart rate and blood pressure),
- our mental health (by reducing stress and depression, elevating our mood, stimulating our memories, and even activating and synchronising much of our brains), and
- our spiritual health (by increasing our self-awareness, empathy and inter-personal connections).
Music even helps to reduce physical pain levels.
So if you are looking for a simple way to improve your self-care practices, regularly listening to music is a great place to start. With or without a Spotify account.
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