In the soundtrack of life, music matters. As far back as I can remember, music has always been a big deal in my life. It has always provided a most excellent, or as I like to say, a “double awesome” experience in everything that I do, whether it be work, play, explore, build, create, exercise, interact with people and/or entertain, it has always been there, I’ve always been appreciative for that. I honestly couldn’t imagine my life without it their in my life because of how it has impacted me and each experience.
As a child, I played several instruments throughout my childhood, and as a young adult, from the ever popular recorder, to trumpet, guitar, drums, tinkering with the keys and making my own music digitally and deejaying. Through all of that, I have not only made my own music and played others, I of course listened to many genres of music. All of which have made my brain explore really creative parts of my brain and I can honestly say that I would not have been able to appreciate life as much as I do now without music. By no means am I saying that If I was unable to hear all that I have, would I be worse off than I am now, nor am I sating that def people do not have these same emotional experiences that come from music; I am merely saying that we should all appreciate all that music is, because music matters. Music is meant to tell stories, through sound, emotion and vibrations; it belongs to the people, and it is a gift for everyone.
Think about the area’s and places in your life where you have music. For me it’s throughout my home, in the living room, in the bathroom, in the bedrooms, kitchen, and outside on the patio via multiple wireless speakers of my choosing. In the car, I use traditional radio, satellite radio, CDs (yes, I saved a few from the ’90s) and vinyl other paid services that I don’t have built natively into my digital car radio system and I can even tell the Google assistant to either play music for me. At the office, I listen on my cellphone, computer and a wireless speaker when we can all agree on something collectively. In each scenario, I choose different music based on how I am feeling or what activity I am participating in — some music for inspiration, others for motivation and some just to feel good. I encourage you to play music in more places and try to keep track of your productivity as you do this; you will see changes in productivity for the better.
I want you to make a conscience effort to enjoy the music more, and make it a part of your daily routine, try changing up your selection of music to see different results in creativity and productivity, explore new genres, discover new bands, ask for music suggestions from friends, engage more, learn to read music, play an instrument, teach someone to play, feel new emotions and treat your brain to the musical splendor; music matters.