There are times that you just want a playlist you can use for work, another one for relaxing, and even another one for this Christmas season. I don’t know about you, but I have tons of playlists. I have labeled them according to how I feel or how I need to feel after listening to them. It’s everything from “feeling down” to “let’s rock”, to “chill-out music”. Music has always played a key role in my life.
I have read about several case-studies where scientists have evaluated performance in many case subjects. Those who have scored the highest on these tasks have always been those who are exposed to music during them. There are also studies that have found that people who listen to music are often happier than those who don’t. I always wondered why this is so, it must have something to do with the brain and chemicals in it.
Now, when it comes to picking your music, what do you go for? Do you go for the “how do I wanna feel” approach? Or do you base your choices on how you feel? There are many studies that suggest that feeling sad and playing “happy” music will put you in a better mood. However, not many people agree on how long this “healing” effect lasts.
When it comes to Christmas music, there are many things involved. Do people play Christmas music just because of the season? Do they play it because it takes them back to their childhood years? Or, is it because it makes them feel happy? After all, Christmas music makes you remember why you love Christmas. It’s remembering your childhood days and looking at how much life has changed. Now, that’s when you’re an adult. What happens in the case of children?
Do children also listen to music for the same reasons? Probably not. For children, it’s a matter of experiencing Christmas with all its colors, sounds, and flavors. For them, it’s not a question of memories, but of creating new experiences.
It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, I am sure this next playlist is one you will enjoy. It comes fitted with a fireplace and the sounds it makes at you listen to the many tunes. It’s two hours packed with memories, relaxation, and happiness. But not just take my word for it. Turn up the volume and get ready to let all the Christmas sounds fill the air. No headphones needed!