In today’s modern world, it seems that everyone is so time-deprived, running around like headless chickens trying to tick off as much as they can on their to-do list. We get stressed at school, work and when our relationships turn to sh*t.
I feel like I’m constantly living on a perpetual emotional rollercoaster that is completely controlled by anxiety. To be able to cut the constant bullsh*t and my reactive instincts to it can be quite an ordeal. We all become consumed by our stress and anxiety once in a while and knowing a quick solution to forget it for a moment in this fast-paced and fleeting world is a true blessing.
Backed by a study by Mindlab International conducted by Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson, Inc. reports that the song “Weightless” by Marconi Union was created in collaboration with sound therapists to create music to soothe your nerves. “Its carefully arranged harmonies, rhythms, and bass lines help slow a listener’s heart rate, reduce blood pressure and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, ” Inc. writes.
The study was held by neuroscientists in the UK and comprised of participants solving difficult puzzles under time pressure while listening to a variety of songs. Their brain activity and physiological states such as heart rate, blood pressure and breathe rate were measured.
The study showed that the aforementioned song reduced overall anxiety by 65% and physiological resting rate by 35%. It’s incredibly important to find ways to alleviate stress. A new study released by Harvard and Stanford found that a demanding job can shorten your life by six months to three years and according to a recent Forbes article, “workplace stress may contribute to over 120,000 deaths each year. Anxiety about employment could potentially kill more Americans than diabetes, Alzheimer’s, or the flu every year.”
Reporter Melanie Curtin created a public Spotify playlist with the top ten tracks to play while you’re having a stressful time at work!
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