The Power of Music II
While on the bus, the power of music can make time go by faster and make the road less painful. It does not matter what kind of music you choose to listen to; anything that can take you far away from reality and your philosophical thoughts on how dull the ride is. No matter how boring the ride may be, one can still manage to turn it into nice and enjoyable one, thanks to that eternal companion; music.
It is often said that when you listen to music, you can feel like you are somewhat playing a part or a role in a movie scene or a TV series, especially when you are tired; your mind tends to travel away from your surroundings and daydreaming occurs more often than in other states of mind. Music enhances and induces this.
For example, when I go for a run, I make use of feelings to push my legs to move forward, and that is why I choose to listen to music that awakes in me feelings of anger or sorrow, in order to make my running less physically painful and encourage myself to run faster and farther. This allows me to channel my emotions in a perfectly peaceful, healthy way.
You may ask yourself, “how can someone get strength from this phenomenon?” “Doesn’t this just lower one’s self esteem running motivation?” Well, anger CAN actually give one strength and adrenaline. Running for me is like going to a therapist, but without talking or crying in front of a someone; instead, I go jogging. Exercise increases your stamina and releases endorphins and adrenaline in the brain and helps you clear your head. You should perhaps also give this experience that links music, emotions and physical activity a try!