If you're like me, when you're in a certain mood, you listen to certain types of music to accommodate that emotional state and there are different types of music to suit every mood. Sometimes, you listen to certain songs or types of music to make yourself feel better, for example, when you're celebrating that victory by dancing around the bedroom with your hairbrush and pretending you're Madonna, and sometimes it's to make yourself feel worse, by wallowing in post-break-up pity and weeping dramatically (we've all done it!) Music can do magical things as there is music that can heal, such as classical music and music that is perfect to work out to, such as hip hop. So, in the interests of finding some music to suit every mood, here are some of my favorite types of music that I like to listen to when the mood takes me.
I love listening to classical music. It's soothing and calming and when I've had a particularly stressful day, it's the type of music I like to turn to in order to help unwind. I also like to listen to it when I'm sitting in traffic as it has been proven to reduce levels of anxiety. It has also been shown to increase healing rates in convalescing patients. I instantly feel smarter when I listen to classical music and can feel new brain cells developing. I know they're not, but it also helps me to imagine that I live in a large manor house in the country and have a butler named George and a chauffeur named Jeffrey... just a little dream of mine...So whether you want to take a breather with Beethoven or relax with Rachmaninoff, classical music is one type of music to suit every mood, as it can be both uplifting and relaxing.