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What do you do when you’re having a bad day to help cheer you up?
Some people go outside and take a walk out in nature while others need to talk about it with another person, and some listen to music.
Listening to music to the right type of music has more of an effect on the brain than we might think.
Science Explains Why Listening to the right kind of Music Works
According to studies, we know that listening to music causes dopamine to release. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that releases when we’re satisfied.
Did you know that songs that have a high tempo of 150 beats per minute also subconsciously triggers a sense of energy?
Some of the factors that determine how music will impact our mood while listening are the theme, the key & the tempo.
If you’re looking to boost your mood or increase workplace morale, try listening to this playlist put together by a researcher and a doctor analyzing the nation’s top 10 feel-good tunes from the last 50 years.
Queen-Don’t Stop Me Now
Beachboys- Good Vibration
Billy Joel- Uptown Girl
Survivor- Eye of the Tiger
Monkeys-I’m a believer
Cindy Lauper- Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Jon Bon Jovi- Livin on a prayer
Gloria Gaynor- I will survive
Katrina & The Waves- Walking on Sunshine
This is not an all-encompassing playlist to improve your mood. Every person and generation will have preferences to songs they like. What’s most important is to take note of what kind of songs you listen to that help you to feel happy and listen to them repeatedly.
What songs do you listen to that make you feel happy? Share them below.