Research shows that love of music might be better for us than originally thought.
Music has been to shown to be an incredible tool to decrease stress and increase happiness. Listening to a favorite song or playing an instrument increases levels of dopamine in the brain, which directly causes feelings of euphoria and calm. This effect is almost instant and can last for hours.
In order to reap these benefits during a busy day, consider bringing a personal music player with you so that you can turn on your favorite tunes during a break or a meal.
Is music central to your happiness? Consider picking up or brushing off an instrument and giving it a try. Music is good for your brain and can grow into a satisfying habit.
At your next break, try this two minute guided meditation for desk workers!