5 Ways Music Eases Anxiety

– Posted in: Anxiety, Stress

Woman with GuitarAnxiety, stress, depression has become an unavoidable challenge in all of our lives.

The mounting pressure and competition often put us in a situation when we feel that life is going out of control and we grope to get a grip on it.

Staying away from stress might not be a viable option, but today I can help you by providing some simple ways on how music can help you to deal with the intensifying pressure in your life.

Anxiety and stress not only affect the mind but it also has an adverse effect on the health. So, try to get rid of it by using the following simple and relaxing techniques.

1. Learn an instrument

Learning an instrument reduces stress and unwanted thoughts

If you feel your days are too hectic and your mind is always under stress, associate yourself with some music lessons. This will not only divert your mind, but it also helps you to be engaged in something productive.

While you will encourage yourself to learn a new instrument, you will feel your brain cells being tickled in a proper direction. It will restrict your mind from having unwanted thoughts and channelize your brain into more productive paths.

Learning an instrument also gives a sense of accomplishment which will also relate your mental state. Learning an instrument always helps and it is a proven fact.

2. Use music you enjoy

When you listen to a piece of music on your way to work or during your morning workout sessions, you will feel more energetic and get more zeal to combat throughout the day.

Music can make or break your emotion

Music can make or break your emotion; there is a song for every emotion. Create separate playlists and listen to it accordingly. After a hard day’s work when you are coming back home, some might prefer listening to soft music, while others might prefer energetic ones.

So, it’s up to your discretion but creating a well thought out playlist always helps. Instead of listening to music according to your current state of mind, play music according to the emotion you want to feel. Do you want to relax or do you want to get into the party mode? Keep the goal in mind and play the songs you enjoy.

3. Sing to release tension

Music works as therapy. Some psychiatrists use it in their sessions while some teachers use it in their classes to make their student more relaxed. It works as an all-time stress reliever.

Sing to the beat of your favorite music

Go a step ahead and sing to the beat of your favorite music. Whether you are a bathroom singer or a stage performer, sing when your heart wants to. Don’t stop yourself fearing people will laugh at you. Nothing else can be more relaxing than singing.

So, learn to enjoy music and let yourself flow with it. You can also join the music lessons to get some professional help. You will see how quickly you will be able to release your tensions and live a more relaxed life by associating yourself with music.

4. Use music in meditation

Another well-proven technique of relaxation is through meditation. It not only soothes your mind but also organizes it and prepares it for the upcoming day. If you can combine it with soothing music, you can reap outstanding benefits.

Combine meditation with soothing music

Music is not standardized for all, so selecting your kind of music is vital. Filter the type of music that suits you the best and play it accordingly during your meditation sessions. While some might love unknown peaceful music, others might prefer familiar songs.

You can also create a playlist with sounds of nature. For some, the chirping sounds of birds can play a soothing image in mind and help them in relaxing response by slowing down the brain.

5. Try binaural beats

Binaural beats are an excellent form when you want to control your mind and resonate it to your expected emotion. Through these beats, the music will try to change your mind’s frequency and the change the brain-waves towards your desired direction.

Use binaural beats to control your mind

The isochronic tones along with binaural beats help in creating brainwave entertainment. Isochronic tones are audio-based method of stimulating our brain. It is a complex neurological process which is also known as brainwave entertainment.

When this tone is utilized as a stimuli under different circumstances, it is capable of improving the cognitive capabilities, reduces stress, provides energy, supports mood, and also works as a meditation. It can help to infuse self-confidence in you and integrate your emotions with the ambience. You can use a headphone to have a better impact on you.

Experts say that listening to beats that induce delta/theta frequencies works wonderfully for overcoming stress, anxiety and the various other negative emotions.


During moments of stress, we mostly tend to avoid listening to songs as we relate music to relaxation.

Music is the catalyst that can help you to be more productive

But, we miss the point that the same music can help us to achieve the emotions that we crave for during the time of stress.

We also think that music doesn’t create any productive outcome, but if our mind is not relaxed how will it produce the desired results?

So, music is the catalyst that can help you to be more productive, and by investing some moment in listening to songs, your output will be enhanced.

Now, the challenge you might face is with incorporating music into your hectic schedule. Get portable devices and music systems and play your favourite playlist or turn on the radio while you do your daily chores.

Curtis DeanCurtis Dean writes on behalf of Sage Music School where they base lessons on the science and research of the psychology of learning. Their effective teaching methods create confident and capable students who enjoy the happiness of making music.

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1 comment… add one
Hari Chettiar November 10, 2018, 9:11 am

Hello Curtis,

Thank you for sharing this blog post on the benefits of using music as a strategy. I agree that music whether learning to play or listening can have positive effects. I think that when we connect with our emotions, process them, and then add music as a source of comfort. It can be quiet useful.

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