Music for Stress Relief?

By Latest Reply 2009-04-01 11:00:04 -0500
Started 2009-02-20 22:23:56 -0600

Does anyone else use loud music or just music period to relieve stress?

25 replies

sparkysmom 2009-02-21 21:46:19 -0600 Report

I have my ipod with me all the time. It has Classic, Celtic, Jazz, Jimmy Buffett and a lot of country on it

SkipT 2009-02-21 18:39:31 -0600 Report

I listen to all kinds of music. Everything from heavy metal to classical and everything in between. I was know as "Radio Boy" when I was a teenager because I carried around one of the first portable radios. It was a blue plastic G.E. that took a 45 volt battery!

2009-02-21 11:59:04 -0600 Report

I listen to music all the time. If I'm at the computer I have headphones on listening to my self made radio station on the net. I have music in the car, in the living room… everywhere!!!!

If I'm having a bad day, putting on my favorite 'crooner' music calms me down right away and makes me happy!


datzme 2009-02-21 08:06:21 -0600 Report

Love using music for everything. I also use the guided meditations for when I am having a hard day I just stick on the headphones and take me away. But Cleaning has to be with music.

Burke - 30425
Burke - 30425 2009-02-21 07:55:52 -0600 Report

Most definately. Music has been a solace for me for years. I even played music when my kids were young and having a bad day etc. We would all then sing and dance and it made the moment lighter and easier to accept. It clears ones head and gives you time to think. It's much easier to handle the stress and work it out in a better more thoughtful fashion. Now that my kids are grown and on their own they have all told me that music is the first thing they go to when the chips are down.

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-02-21 06:22:22 -0600 Report

I like Chicago, Maynard Ferguson, and Disney Movie Soundtracks (the harmonies are outstanding which makes them easy to sing along with).

2009-02-21 11:07:00 -0600 Report

Disney Movie Soundtracks!!! Your inner child is showing!!

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-02-21 11:56:53 -0600 Report

My inner musician.

2009-02-21 11:59:48 -0600 Report

What instrument do you play, the triangle? LOL I hope you don't sing cause I think that would hurt Grover's ears and get the other dogs to howling!!!! LOL

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-02-21 13:33:23 -0600 Report

You don't know the half of it. I played just about anything brass with trumpet being my forte, and the bagpipes. I have sung professionally too. The dogs really don't appreciate the bagpipes at all. They think it is some strange screaming beast trying to eat me. Come to think of it, I do too.

You really have to be comfortably seated in the neighbors living room with all of the windows closed to appreciate the bagpipes being played in my living room.

What can I say…it was a living.

2009-02-21 13:50:07 -0600 Report

Actually, I love hearing someone play actual bagpipes, as long as they are being played well. Of course, I have always thought you were full of hot air. I don't think I would want to hear those bagpipes!!! LOL

BarryE 2009-02-20 23:11:24 -0600 Report

Myself, I listen to some Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin toi relieve my stress

2009-02-21 18:03:19 -0600 Report

Barry! I LOVE Pink Floyd!!! Zeppelin too! I feel that the louder it is, the better I feel!

BarryE 2009-02-21 18:15:02 -0600 Report

I'm the same way. Floyd helps takes my mind away from the stress, and Led Zep lifts my spirits

2009-02-21 18:17:02 -0600 Report

My favorite Floyd song, if I had to choose one would be 'Mother'. How bout yours? And Zeppelin, well that would be 'Boogie With Stu'

2009-02-21 18:35:59 -0600 Report

It was a toss up between Mother and Wish You Were Here! Makes me think of my Mom.

marilyn ksye
marilyn ksye 2009-04-01 11:00:04 -0500 Report

i also listen to pink floyd alot of his music makes sence to me.the of my mothers funral i couldnt stand staying there in a crowd of people who could care else when she was alive!!so i went home and played 6 hours of nothing but pink floyd.wish u were here, reminded me of her and alot of my friends that i needed at that time.i just sat alone in my home thinking of the muisic and how it was so relaxing to me.

rbergman 2009-02-20 22:58:54 -0600 Report

I don't know that I intentionally use music, but I always have the radio or tv going for noise 24/7. Certain songs do probably soothe stress for me but I don't think I realize it at the time, I'm just suddenly not as stressed after certain songs or genre's of music.