Music: The natural stress reducer
My last post read like a leaked journal entry of a metal patient. I was stressing all kinds of things not the least of which was looking like an elephant in a photo. A now destroyed photo. Ha!
I decided it was time for my meds. No, not pills or alcohol. Music. Although I am losing my hearing due to inherited progressive nerve deafness, I can still hear and enjoy music. For that alone, I am eternally grateful.
When I get crazy, worrying or stressing, depressed or upset, I turn to music. I had my headphones on when I was in labor with both of my sons and gave birth naturally to both with no medication at all even though I was induced for the second one. OUCH. But the music got me through it. I also bring my iPod with me to the dentist so I can bear sitting there having him mess with my teeth. I get nervous when I am there but music lets me drift away from the anxiety. I had surgery to repair a deviated septum which required breaking my nose with a hammer and chisel while I was wide awake. Nothing but local anesthesia which was my choice. That was insane but music got me through it. Thinking back though, I should have let them give me something to calm me down. That was brutal.
Tonight I am listening to Spotify. It depends on my mood which of my many radio stations, playlists, and genres I will listen to. I am playing my "Fun songs" playlist and I feel about 10000 times better than I did earlier. Music has always played a big part in my life although I can't sing a note on key. I love many genres and eras. I have somewhat eclectic tastes but also I like hair bands from the 80's and indie bands not many know. I love soundtracks too. Classical music has a place as well. I like it all to varying degrees.
I am relaxed and feeling so much better. Music is my therapy .
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