Find an Emotional Outlet- Taking Music Lessons (especially singing) helps you to find an emotional outlet. Another extra benefit to music!
Understanding and appreciating art is so helpful when it comes to processing the hard stuff in the world.
Music is such a wonderful outlet for our emotions and plays a role in how we deal with the ebbs and flow of life. We all have tough times and need a way to help us get through it. We may have a favorite angry song we listen to and it helps us through it. Or we are so excited about something that we listen to our favorite 'up' song or have to sing it to the world.
Music is a comfortable way to express our emotions whether it is a song we listen to, play or sing, or write ourselves. What better way is there to express yourself than through music and singing? It is an emotional outlet which can replace spoken words that may be so hard to express.
When a teenager is having a rough time in school and with friends, there is no better place to turn to than music. It is a safe place to turn and sing tor play through the pain, indecision, frustration, or love of something. Sometimes we are overwhelmed with emotions and music can help us to figure it all out.
Studies show that being involved in music reduces risky behavior and increase the involvement in volunteer activities. http://teenink.com/opinion/all/article/18053/The-Music-in-Children/. Knowing how to help yourself can help you to assist others. Having the outlet to express yourself helps you to process the emotions that you are going through. This is a true for everyone of all ages.
Singing can also be a release of tension which often builds with the academic stresses in school. It releases endorphins to make us feel better and then we can focus on all the things we need to get done with a much clearer head.
I sing or listen to music based on my mood. When I am happy, I sing a happy song, when I am angry, I have my favorite angry song, when I am sad, I sing or listen to a sad song. When my son is angry, he plays his drum set or turns on his favorite CD and sings along. It is human nature to find a way to connect to our emotions. We need to soothe ourselves in times of trouble and celebrate when we are happy. Music is a part of all of our celebrations (weddings, graduations, parties) and all of our times of troubles (funerals, ceremonies for tragedies).
Music holds a special place in our hearts that can mend you and raise you up. Isn't it even more rewarding to make the music yourself by singing or playing an instrument? The ability to create that music yourself is an irreplaceable and wonderful thing. You can express yourself with your own song! Embrace it and encourage it by improving your singing or learning to play an instrument. Or sign your child up for music lessons now!
Listen to the words of
"Sing Your Own Song", sung by Rebecca Stern. This is a true testament of how music is an emotional outlet. How do you use music to explore your feelings?