If you wake up to an alarm clock that buzzes, beeps, or worst, rings, we have nothing in common. I couldn’t imagine starting the day to a noise so uncomfortable. It makes me shudder just thinking about it.
Tomorrow, let’s start your day off a little better. Tomorrow, let’s invite music to your morning routine and take a little bit of the mourning out of it.
Makes us happy
If we break it all down to the most basic fact, it’s that music makes us happy (99% of us anyway). Study after study after study tells us that music is good for us, so why wouldn’t we want to kick off our days with it, rather than an alarm? Even the word alarm should make you question waking up to it every day of your life.
Which sounds better to you? “BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP” or “In West Philadelphia, born and raised…” Or whatever song you want to wake up to.
Improves brain functionality
The singing in music helps our brain get working in the morning. Imagine waking up every morning, singing along with your favorite song, and it actually helping your brain functionality. According to J Weekly, singing is good for your mental well-being as well as your cognitive function. So after you get out of bed, jump in the shower and put on a concert. After all, it’s for your health.
Lowers cortisol levels
If you don’t know what cortisol is, it’s basically nature’s alarm system. It’s released when you’re stressed out. Anything that calms it down is going to be a good thing. In a few studies, music has been shown to speed up recovery and allow for a lower psychological stress response. We could all use a little less stress.
Boosts the immune system
According to Sussex University, “[after] listening to just 50 minutes of uplifting dance music, the levels of antibodies in volunteers’ bodies increased.” And even if it’s not dance music, you’re listening to something you enjoy, which could bring the same type of results. Hears to good health!
What if right after waking up you immediately injected 20 cc’s of creativity into your cerebellum? Okay, no injections needed, but music does help creativity. Forbes reported last year that “people asked to listen to positive sounding music had a measurable boost in creativity compared with people listening to other types of music.”
It’s time you amplified all those ideas you have in the shower every morning. Throw on some of your favorite music and let your mind wander while you wake up fresh for another day on the grind.
Go adjust the settings on your phone, update your alarm clock, and get the days started with some sings instead of dings.
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