Earlier this week, I wrote about the connection between music and my mental health. I’ve needed to put in writing a publish like this for a very long time, however it was difficult. It’s arduous to place into phrases the impression music has had all through my psychological well being journey. In Tuesday’s publish, I did quite a lot of analysis to indicate the advantages of music, and the way it may also help enhance individuals’s psychological well being. Right this moment, I wish to increase on that slightly bit, and discuss my very own relationship with music. Again and again, music has given me an area to really feel seen, heard and understood in my psychological well being challenges.
In my analysis for my publish earlier this week, I discovered a passage from a Harvard College weblog that summed up quite a lot of my emotions on the subject of music:
“As complicated human beings from all kinds of cultures, with a wide range of life experiences and psychological and bodily well being wants, our reference to music could be very private.”
I really like this quote as a result of I feel it’s one thing extraordinarily underrated about music. Human beings are complicated, so why wouldn’t our music be simply as intricate and fascinating? There are such a lot of genres of music; even inside these genres, there are sub-genres and musical kinds which might be hyper-niche and particular. And to me, that looks like a beautiful parallel for psychological well being.
Regardless that I don’t create music myself, it’s a continuing in my life. I’ve struggled on and off with depersonalization over time, once I don’t at all times really feel like an actual individual doing actual issues. However music is a approach to cope with these struggles. Actually, it’s develop into certainly one of my go-to methods to assist me really feel linked to the world round me. Once I placed on a track that matches my temper, my confidence picks up a bit. Issues won’t going proper for me however on this second, I can converse to that in a approach that jogs my memory how effectively I do know myself.
I really like listening to music, however I additionally love having music on whereas I’m going about my day. It looks like I’m setting the soundtrack to my day, and I can take that day in any course I’d like. It’s a reminder that whereas I’m not at all times in command of every little thing, I can nonetheless have enjoyable with what’s inside my management. And in that sense, it’s an apt metaphor for my psychological well being.
Music has inspired me and impressed me. It’s picked me up once I’m down, and comforted me once I couldn’t get away from bed. It’s grounded me once I don’t really feel like myself, calmed me down once I really feel anxious and boosted my temper once I’m depressed. For all of those causes, I’m excited to introduce a brand new kind of publish that will likely be coming quickly to My Mind’s Not Damaged! There are such a lot of songs which have impacted me and my psychological well being over time, and I wish to share them with you.
As soon as a month, I’ll share a track I really like that has had a huge impact on my psychological well being journey. I’m hoping this can assist me share extra about myself and my psychological well being journey, along with giving some like to a few of the songs and artists which have been there for me over time. Be looking out for this new characteristic on the weblog and till then, I hope you take heed to some music that feeds your soul!
This week was all about music on My Mind’s Not Damaged, and now I wish to hear from YOU. What’s your relationship with music, and do you assume it has an impression in your psychological well being? Let me know within the feedback!
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