Mellow Out With Music 4430

Mellow Out With Music

You know that feeling you get when your favorite song comes on and you can’t help but dance or sing? Music has the power to turn our moods around. Research proves that music has a positive effect on brain health as well as our emotional well-being by:
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Evoking memories
  • Improving cognitive skills
  • Lowering stress
  • Reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety

Let’s take advantage of the feel-good effects and cognitive benefits of music. Take a few minutes to play your favorite song while sitting quietly. As the music plays, concentrate on how it makes you feel and what memories it brings to mind. Sit with those feelings for a few moments.

If you get the urge to sing or dance, go for it! Be free in the movement and the music without judgement. Allow the feelings you get from the music — whatever they may be — to soak into your mind and body.

For more inspiration, see how #healthynurse and immediate past ANA President Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, uses music to relax. 

Share what music you listen to in our challenge update thread here, in our private Facebook group, or on Twitter, or Instagram (tag us with #healthynurse!). 

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Blog Challenge Tips 04/13/2023 12:45am CDT

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