At some point in life, everyone goes through a rough patch. It could be financial, spiritual, mental or some other way. It’s perfectly normal if you have been feeling lost or sad lately, so don’t fall into despair thinking you are the only one who hasn’t gotten his/her life together. The important thing is lifting yourself up and going back to being the happy person you are known to be.
Getting your happiness back sometimes requires a tweak in the way you think. They say happiness is free, but it takes the right mentality to grab it, and keeping it takes constant effort. The best part is, music is one of the greatest tools to achieve this.
Note – First things first, though: if you’re having serious trouble coping with your feelings, call your doctor or make an appointment with a therapist right away. Often, seeking professional help is the best first step you can take towards getting your mojo back. Here are three extra ways you can create your own happiness using music.
1. Try something new every day
No matter the career you are in, when you start, it’s usually exciting because there is passion and the will to explore is coursing through your veins. But as you get more experienced, it becomes easier to fall into a routine and get bored, which can take a giant chunk of your happiness.
One of the best ways to heal yourself is to dive into music and try something new. It could be as simple as going for a music concert, learning a musical instrument, writing a song, dancing, or freestyling to a beat. The best part is, you don’t have to be a musician to achieve any of the above. It’s all about enjoying yourself and trying something new.
2. Explore your faith or spirituality.
Increasing your faith or spiritual level is a great way to find new meaning in your life. There are many songs that can help increase your faith, there are instrumentals that can help you with meditation and finding your inner self and more. Regardless of the religion you practice, you can bet that you will find music associated with it.
3. Make a conscious decision to focus on the positive
If you always focus on the negative in life, it can suck the happiness right out of you. Make a conscious effort to stay positive and have the conviction to see it through. Stop worrying about things you can’t change, and focus on the good side of your situation instead. Remind yourself that emotions like envy and anger only hurt you. Build a habit of being generous and optimistic, no matter what life throws at you. Listen to your favourite songs or playlists anytime you feel that negative emotion creeping in, and if you don’t have access to music, then sing out loud and be happy.