Reduce Your COVID-19 Anxiety By 65 Percent
I’m interrupting my continuation of “Three Inspirational Women I’m Looking To in 2020” post, to share a therapeutic music hack for COVID-19 related anxiety. I don’t know about you, but the COVID-19 pandemic is a lot to juggle on top of grief. It’s pushing my anxiety buttons hard. Turns out neuroscience can save the day and reduce your COVID-19 anxiety by 65 percent. Seriously.
This anti-anxiety neuroscience comes in the form of a song in the category of sound therapy. It’s called “Weightless” by Macaroni Union.
Recently I was accepted into a Certified Music Practitioner (CMP) program that teaches how to treat patients therapeutically through music. This song was shared with me by a seasoned CMP and it has become my go-to song for anxiety reduction.
It has been scientifically proven to reduce anxiety by 65 percent – and it will only take eight minutes and eight seconds of your time.
Grab Some Headphones and Relax
If this sounds good to you, grab some headphones and take a listen: Weightless by Macaroni Union. I like to listen while sitting on the floor with my legs crossed and my back up against the wall. Then, I close my eyes and let the song release my anxiety. Find what works for you! The link will take you to the official video on YouTube. YouTube also offers extended versions of the song where you can listen to “Weightless” for thirty minutes or ten hours if you’d like.
Weightless was the first therapeutic piece of music I’ve listened to in my life. I heard it just before the pandemic took full effect. Personally I can attest to the reduction in anxiety I felt while listening to the song. When the chaos of COVID-19 hit, I thought about this song and threw on my headphones a lot.
As those COVID-19 anxiety related buttons keep being pushed, I push play on “Weightless”.
The Neuroscience Behind It
To learn about the neuroscience behind the song, visit this article through Forbes.com: “The World’s Most Relaxing Song”.
Happy relaxed listening my dear friends. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as well as all those who are very sadly, experiencing loss and grief right now because of COVID-19. Next month I will return to my post on the Three Inspirational Women I’m Looking To In 2020. Until then, I’m thinking of you all and hoping for COVID-19 to end tomorrow.