Feeling Stressed Music

@KrauseHome (36665)
United States
August 18, 2012 4:48pm CST
I know there are many of us who Love to listen to different types of music. Some of them could be for times we are feeling down, Happy, tired, relaxed, and then there are times we listen to certain types of things because we're feeling down and stressed and hoping somehow this can enlighten us and encourage us to move on. For me the main thing I seem to always listen too and encourages me is Christian music. I have many different artists I tend to listen too as well. Or I will just go find a Good christian station or some on Youtube and go listen to them hoping something will encourage me and lift my spirits as well. Being Stressed is not always a Fun place to be in. Often can be quite destroying as well, but I find if I can find things to help encourage and motivate me, in the end everything will usually be alright.
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@celticeagle (122953)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Aug 12
Having been diagnosed with severe depression with panic attacks I do know about stress. It is no fun! I listen to some that is on the stations on my cable. like Soundscapes. I also have a tape of Whales and birds. It is wonderful! And I like flutes and indian drums as well. All lovely music and very relaxing.
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
19 Aug 12
I join you with that opinion about flutes. Flute is a magical instrument with such a delicate and natural sound , reminds me the wind that whispers when being and hitting the trees and their branches...nature at its good moments. Flute has such a beautiful sound.
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@celticeagle (122953)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Aug 12
Flute does have a very beautiful sound. The whales have an interesting sound also.
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
1 Sep 12
Yes, a Flute does have a relaxing tone to it. I can remember playing the Flute even myself back when I was in grade school, and my sister played it for a while as well. Listening to the sound of whales is interesting. Since we live in the Seattle area I have been able to hear them in person from time to time and it is quite interesting.
@AmbiePam (51136)
• United States
18 Aug 12
Me too! When I'm stressed it's Christian music that lifts me back up. Just this afternoon I wasn't listening to music, but I was feeling down so I started singing a Christian song to myself. In just a little while my heart was lifted and I felt better.
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
24 Aug 12
Isn't it amazing... That is really why I feel you can never go wrong no matter who you are listening to it. It just might really help change your day.
@cerebellum (3870)
• United States
19 Aug 12
I usually listen to classic rock when I exercise. I hate to do it, and the beat of the music seems to make it easier. Music keeps my mind occupied and I am done before I know it.
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
19 Aug 12
I agree with you , some rock music or metal makes one feel like using his power. I liked some songs while working at the gym , I lifted weights and the music made me feel stronger , I felt the adrenaline.
@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
7 Sep 12
Yes, music always has been known to be used for working out. People have been doing this for a long time and it does help on this way.
@bunnybon7 (41396)
• Holiday, Florida
19 Aug 12
it certainly works. some christian and sometimes just upbeat happy music both helps me. music seems to help everyone.
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
4 Sep 12
Yes it is true many times even just happy upbeat music can a lot of times help keep you more upbeat and happier as well.
@toniganzon (55745)
• Philippines
19 Aug 12
My favourite when I was in high school was the soundtrack of Joseph the Dreamer. I really loved the Christian songs there. Nowadays I haven't really listened to one. I guess I should.
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
29 Aug 12
There are a lot of times for me, especially the days when it seems like things are often at their worst, that being able to take time to just relax a little, and listen to a good Christian song, and be able to Pray and think about life it helps make things a lot better.
@1corner (744)
• Canada
19 Aug 12
I agree - music is a great force in influencing our emotions & mindset. Depending on the beat & the lyrics, even within the genre of Christian music, you can experience various feelings. I also find biblical teachings on the radio or a CD helpful in re-directing my attention to less stressful issues. On top of that, I get to learn something. Tina, try not to think about the downers in your situation, but focus on different ways that would help you get out of it. Get in touch with different Christian groups for prayer & support, counselling if necessary (www.guideposts.org, for example). Especially in both our cases, the more people of faith praying, I think, the better it'll be for us. God is SO MUCH BIGGER than our troubles, and He is more than able to help.
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
25 Aug 12
Yes, I belong to a lot of Prayer groups and strongly agree that Prayer is an important key to anyone's day, and a belief in God for everything as well. I know what I am going thru I would not wish on anyone, and know in time it will all be over, and definately worth it all, and God is in control.
@jaiho2009 (38990)
• Philippines
18 Aug 12
hello Tina, I love listening to Christian music as well It made me relax and feel stress free. I knew one who write inspirational song of praise http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcG2yNCe-Gw [i]From now on till the last breath of my life All I want is be with You and never leave Your side[/i] Have a great weekend
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
24 Aug 12
Thanks for sharing this one with me my friend. I have never heard this one before, and it is quite inspiring. I even posted it on FB for my friends who might have never heard it as well. It is true, we should never want to leave his side.
• India
19 Aug 12
Hello my friend KrauseHome Ji, Well, Music as a whole plays an important roll in our life, without music there is no life. You may laugh, but during our young age , while gardening (as this is a big hobby for my hubby), my hubby used to keep transistor set in the garden, he is of the view taht plants grow better. Then we human beings. In our side there have been musicians who brought rains, who cured patients from coma, and so on. Enjoy music as per your liking. May God bless You and have a great time
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• India
8 Sep 12
Hello my friend KrauseHome Ji, Well, music removes all obstacles from flowing of blood freely. So patient can come out even from COMA, plant growth increases, my son wants always music while in home, doing all works, he will play some music of his choice. May God bless You and have a great time
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
14 Sep 12
Yes, Music can be very soothing and calming no matter what time of day. There are many times I am sitting here listening to music while posting back in here as well.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
20 Aug 12
I listen to all kinds off music but when i'm stressed I always need something heavy and fast..I don't know why. The Eagles are 1 of my favorite Bands and they always calm me
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
2 Nov 12
Well, the Eagles are an awesome group, and I do enjoy listening to their songs and they will continue to always be a classic for me. Not sure if they would calm unless it was when I stressed and feeling uptight, but good to hear it works for you.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
2 Nov 12
They also work when you wanna have a good cry
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@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
19 Aug 12
There are some very good Christian artists out there. They have really put a spin on that genre. I think that music is an awesome way to reduce stress. Music really does have an emotion controlling element to it. I can be in the best mood ever and hear a song that makes me feel melancholy. In a sad mood, I hear certain songs that really do make me feel better.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
19 Aug 12
Same here....when I feel down I like listening to Martina McBride sing anyway...it says no matter what....even if someone doesn't love you back....love them anyway...sing a song even if someone doesn't listen...do it anyway! It's such a positive song!
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
14 Sep 12
Yes, there are a lot of positive songs out there and artists for just about any type of mood a person might be experiencing at that time. I know that many times it can be just the right words in a song that will often lift me up and make me forget at least for the moment what might be going on.
@Asylum (48090)
• Manchester, England
22 Nov 12
I fully agree that music has a wonderful effect on our mental status and certainly improves most situations. I have a fairly broad taste in music and find that every now and then it helps to play some of the type of music that I listen to less often, it almost has a nostalgic effect. My favourite genre is opera, and despite it's general lack of popularity compared to modern genres it is something that I find will encompass any situation. I cannot think of anything more relaxing than watching and listening to a complete opera on DVD, it almost seems as though you are starting a new day afterwards.
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
25 Nov 12
Yes music such as opera does have an interesting effect when it comes to moods and feelings. I also would think if could be considered quite relaxing when you need it to be.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
19 Oct 12
I feel good when heard the stressed music or sad songs. Whenever feel bad start the old sad songs and feel happy. No sense in new songs only few songs are good.
@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
25 Nov 12
Yes, there are some old songs out there that will take you back and help cheer you up .. I know there are some that anytime I hear them I can remember where I was and a more smoother less worry some life.
• United States
23 Sep 12
When I am angry, I listen to thrash rock music. Many think that all that loud noise would just keep the problem going, but I find that singing (or screaming) along with the rock music takes all the anger out of me. Like rocking out along with the music makes me too tired to be angry anymore.
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
22 Nov 12
Interesting way to look at things. I am not sure most of the people would look at it that way. But if it works for you in this way, then do what works.
@LittleMel (14037)
• Canada
26 Aug 12
I usually listen to nature music like water or forest sound when I'm stressed out or just plain tired it helps me calm my mind and sometimes take a nap and when I wake up I will feel so much better
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
11 Nov 12
Listening to sounds of water and nature are quite relaxing and a good way to wind down when you need too. I feel even if you get time to be outside around nature. To me this is a great way and something I think everyone could benefit a little more from as well-
@Eskimo (2317)
22 Aug 12
I've bought a number of relaxing tapes and CD's over the years and find they can help remove stress. Few of them are Christian music though, although I do have one of Gregorian Chants which are very relaxing. I have one of wolves singing, and another of waterfalls.
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
11 Nov 12
Yes, it is interesting what might help and work for one person, will often be different for someone else. I think though the best thing is finding put what seems to work for you and then remember to use these techniques as you can. When you find music that relaxes you it is essential for sure.
@winterose (39899)
• Canada
21 Aug 12
yes there are several ways to reduce stress and music is one of them.
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
7 Nov 12
For sure and always a Good way no matter what a person might be going thru to help things change some as well.
@dorannmwin (36659)
• United States
21 Aug 12
I actually have to admit that there is not a lot of Christian music that I am familiar with. However, I do find that there are some songs that I regularly hear at church that I will listen to when there are things that are going on in my life that are really bothering me. With that said, it really doesn't tend to matter to me what music I am listening to, music in general has a way of soothing me.
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
7 Nov 12
Yes, there is a lot of music out there that can be considered quite calming, and will help with any mood. I know for me, a lot of times I have to be in certain moods for certain types, but there is a lot of times when I am just trying to wind down I turn to certain artists for sure.
@SIMPLYD (89854)
• Philippines
20 Aug 12
Yes, my friend Christian songs can be uplifting, specially when one is in a down spirit. I also like listening to Christian songs. My favorite is Don Moen songs, specially I Offer my Life. Usually, i like listening to them in the morning. But during the day, whenever i am in the office, i like listening to happy tunes, specially danceable ones. Makes me energetic.
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
7 Nov 12
Yes, there are some Good Christian songs out there coming out all the time as well that are good uplifting and make you want to get up and dance, shout and Praise god. Personally though anything that will help uplift you and encourage no matter what you are going thru is always good.
• United States
20 Aug 12
I will listen to classical music or Native American music if I am really stressed out. I love Native American music because it's the music of my mom's people and it makes me feel closer to them when I need to feel better.
@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
2 Nov 12
Classical music is quite relaxing at times. I have enjoyed many times listening to that. As for Native american music, I have not dealt with this one really to know how it would effect me.
@roberten (3131)
• United States
19 Aug 12
Your are spot on, KrauseHome. You must have been in a very good place last week while Elvis Week was going on; each year they play his gospel songs to celebrate his life. I am not a majoy Elvis fan but I do enjoy his gospel music; it takes me to my "good" place where everything is alright. I am uplifted by many kinds of music but find gospel especially useful to lift my spirits.
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@KrauseHome (36665)
• United States
2 Nov 12
Well, I knew nothing about Elvis week and him doing Gospel music like this. It would have been good to hear this. I was not really a fan of his either, but he did have a great voice for Gospel music.