tips for using music to soothe a baby

Five Times an Upbeat Music Radio Channel Is Right for You

Whether it's your favorite Broadway soundtrack, the latest pop hits, or a classic doo-wop channel, anything that gets your head nodding along and inspires you to sing the lyrics (whether you're a great singer or not) can be a lot of fun. But this type of music channel can have more applications than just making you feel good.

Here are five situations where you may want to try listening to an upbeat, toe-tapping music radio streaming channel.

1. When it's time to get up in the morning

Some people have a really hard time struggling up out of slumber in the mornings. So choosing an upbeat radio station and setting that as your alarm in the morning could help rouse you out of slumber so you can get ready for the day.

If you're a light sleeper you likely don't need a loud upbeat music alarm, but if you're a heavy sleeper this could be perfect for you. And once you're out of bed, it may help you avoid falling back asleep again as well.

2. When you're feeling unmotivated

Some days are just a drag. Up-tempo music can help you to pass the time more pleasantly and help you feel more motivated, which can not only help you have a better day but sometimes help you perform your job better. For instance, if you have to put on a smiling face as part of your job, staying in a better mood can make it easier and thus help you to do better at your work.

So for any situation where you're allowed to listen to music at work (as long as it's not a task that requires intense concentration), try using your favorite upbeat music channel. Any music that has familiar lyrics and an enjoyable beat may just fit the bill.

3. When you don't want to be alone with your thoughts

Another way that upbeat songs with sing-along qualities can help is by distracting you from unpleasant thoughts. Listening to engaging, enjoyable music is one way to help cope with intrusive thoughts or other unwanted negative thoughts.

For this purpose, you should particularly choose catchy music with lyrics you know since the lyrics might help to redirect and distract your brain more than music with only instrumental elements. However, keep in mind that while music may help distract you, it's not a substitute for medical treatments. If you're having repeated or continuous problems with unwanted or intrusive thoughts, you need to see a mental health professional.

4. When you want to drown something out

Whether it's the sound of your next-door neighbor's kids fighting or the annoying music a family member is playing, you may find yourself in a situation where you don't want to listen to what's going on around you. Grabbing your earphones and listening to a music channel that's distracting and has a strong beat can help you avoid listening to these annoyances.

5. When you're getting excited about something

If you have an upcoming event such as a sports event or some other type of competition or performance, you'll want to get into the right frame of mind beforehand. This may involve giving yourself a pep talk, reminding yourself why you're competing, and warming up or rehearsing for the event.

Up-tempo music with a powerful beat may also help you get the right kind of energy flowing and feel even more excited and confident as the time approaches. Research shows that fast music can actually make your heart beat faster and help you feel more energized.

As you can see, you may come across a lot of situations in your daily life (as well as some less frequent situations) where this type of music radio channel can help improve your life. So check out your music radio streaming service to find some channels you can stream that provide upbeat, energetic music that can help lift your mood.

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