We at Sober Soaps love music. My husband is a music teacher here in Oakland, and I am co-director of a nonprofit, Music Is First. We believe that music has amazing benefits on our physical and mental well-being, and so does the research.
Music has long been known to have a positive effect on mood. Listening to music can lift your spirits and make you feel happier, as it triggers the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate our emotions and can help us feel good. Music can also help reduce stress and anxiety, and can help create a sense of relaxation in the listener. It has also been found to help improve mental focus, as it can help us enter a state of flow and become more creative. Listening to music can also help to reduce pain, reduce fatigue, and boost self-esteem. Overall, listening to music is an easy and enjoyable way to improve your mood and wellbeing.
Teetotally Awesome Tip of the Day: Make a playlist of your favorite songs and blast it in the morning to set the tone for the rest of the day. We blast Michael Franti from our shower speakers every morning. It actually turns into a dance party at 7:00am!