Want to be happier?
What direction is your life facing? If you don’t know then you are not directing your life but instead following the winds of change as they blow you around.
If you want to be happier, more successful and live the life you dream of you have to know where you want to go and you have to take the actions required to get there. Seems pretty obvious but very few people actually do this.
How Music Can Increase Life Happiness
So, what does this have to do with music? Well, countless studies have shown that music enhances well being and that playing a musical instrument reduces stress and has numerous benefits including better immune system response. But we don’t need studies to show us the magic, beauty and spiritual depth of musical experience – we know it in our hearts.
In my guitar classes, it’s such a joy to see people smiling and laughing after we finish a Beatles or Neil Young song – the natural joy of the music and the thrill of creating it together puts a smile on everyone’s face.
So, if you play an instrument, are you where you want to be with your playing? Are you practicing and learning so that you can express the music in your heart freely? Are you engaged with other people in musical groups and gatherings? Are you participating in music? If not, consider taking one or more of the actions below to jumpstart your creativity, joy and connection with music and with others.
Steps to Creating a More Musical Life
- If you already play an instrument, commit to a practice schedule – even 5-10 minutes a day could really improve your playing
- Join a class – take a music instruction class to improve your skills and connect with like minded people
- Go to community music jams, join a choir, get together and play with friends, start a band
Harmony Music Center has beginning and intermediate guitar classes as well as jams and fun events. See our website www.harmonymusiccenter.com for all the info