It was Wednesday. A day surrounded by its weekday comrades. I was grudging through my workday agenda. Each of my body movements carried with it a listless effort, a byproduct of the ambiguity Wednesday brings. Nothing to really get excited about, nothing to look forward to.
Instead of figuring out how to complete my work, I was conjuring up ways I could procrastinate and not feel bad about it. In a final effort to battle this torpid state, I looked to a simple and extremely common fix. Music. I plugged in my headphones, scrolled down to Vagabond by Wolfmother (highly recommend) and pressed play. Tiny invisible sound waves traveled up the long, white headphone cord, through the ear buds, vibrating against my eardrum, and passing along to my nerve fibers. Immediately I felt its effect. Listlessness had turned into motivation. With a simple change in environment, I was able to create a mental drive.
Music carries with it some extraordinary effects…
– Boxill’s Theory of Music says music energizes a person and organizes a person’s body and mind into one unit of action.
– Researcher Lawrence O’Donnell found that simultaneous stimulation to both hemispheres of the brain maximizes learning and retention of information.
- Dr. George Lozano found that music helps brain messages to organize and flow and puts the mind into a higher gear.
Here’s a taste of music’s power. This playlist contains twenty-four enriching tracks. Aimed to inspire, motivate, energize, and ignite creativity these song’s innate complexity and beauty clearly create more than just auditory enjoyment.