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Heartbreak? How Music Can Affect a Person’s Emotions

Music has always been the go-to cure for heartbreaks. It can heal you, both physically and mentally. It also helps strengthen your soul and soothe your mind. For these reasons, it’s normal to see someone on the subway or anywhere with their headphones on and listening to their favorite tune. Some wait for the music to play while listening to a Sirius radio commercial.

Here’s how music can mend a person’s heart and other effects it has on a person:

At the Beginning of a Heartbreak

After a heartbreak, some people prefer not to listen to certain songs because it evokes “the wrong emotions.” Most romantic songs are avoided during these times. There are some, however, who still choose to listen to them because they want to cry their heart out. 

The reason for this is because, at one point in someone’s life, a love song was played when they’re still happy with their partners. When the relationship comes to an end, the song sounds different. For them, it will never be the same. What used to make them happy now makes them sad.

Meanwhile, funny songs can have a different effect on someone who just got heartbroken. It can be soothing to the mind when listening to children’s songs as well. It’s good to point out that whatever someone is going through at the moment will be irrelevant as time passes. The songs that used to haunt them will be normal songs for them once again.

Getting Better

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Other people, on the other hand, use the songs they used to listen to with their partners as sources of inspiration. They use sad songs as guiding forces to rebuild their lives after their breakups. In this case, the sad songs that were supposed to make them feel lonely are what made them stronger.

Music is a form of therapy. It can elevate the mood, manage stress, enhance memory, and help cope with physical pain. People who experience a lot of negativity can attest to how music can change anybody’s mood. It uplifts the spirit and promotes well-being. There are even studies showing how music can help people who undergo surgery experience lesser pain and anxiety before, during, and after surgery.

Due to this, music is considered as a practical and non-invasive form of intervention. The best quality of music is its effectiveness for mood disorders and other neurological conditions like dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Incidentally, it also helps reduce depression.

Road to Recovery

As music can affect your mood, it’s important to listen to songs that can have a positive impact on you. Depending on how you understand your music, songs can change the way you see the world. One song can change how you see life; it can make you happy or sad. It’s that powerful.  

The power of music will be evident in how people see you. If your music affects you negatively, they will see you frowning all the time. You’ll look depressed, too. However, if music has a positive impact on you, they will always catch you smiling.  

If you notice that a certain song makes you feel lonely, then it’s probably time to change your choice of music. Find music that will keep your spirits high. Being in a bad mood is not okay. Being in a good mood is what you need to strive for.