Change Your Mood with Music

There are many negative things you can turn to when going through a difficult time in your life. Many people turn to food, alcohol, new relationships or the never-ending pity party. However, you don’t have to make a bad situation worse by doing things that will hurt you in the long-term.

After a divorce, relationship problems can linger on and on, especially if you have a hard time letting go of the past or if there are children involved. It can be a very depressing time in a person’s life; emotions are all over the place. Sometimes it is difficult to find hope and move on with our lives. During difficult times we overlook the power of music and how it affects our mood.

Although this isn’t what I would recommend, many people turn to sad songs because it helps them to feel they are not alone in the trials they are suffering. If you are like me, you prefer to turn on rock music that promotes an optimistic feeling. Listening to upbeat music can make you feel like you can take life by the horns and make the most of it. Gospel music can also be comforting and help bring you closer to God.

The music you choose can affect the way you think and feel. If you want to get through difficult times throughout the day, create an uplifting CD or iPod playlist and play it when you feel low. According to researchers from the University of Groningen, music is not only able to affect your mood — listening to particularly happy or sad music can even change the way we perceive the world. Therefore, it is very important to listen to music that promotes happy thoughts and feelings.

It’s the little things such as listening to music, singing, and dancing that can help keep a positive attitude after divorce. As the research has shown, as time goes on you will improve your mood and start perceiving the world as a good place.