Can positive songs actually stop anxiety?
Yes they can.
That’s because when a positive song gets “stuck” in your head it actually can replace the negative internal dialogue that feeds anxiety.
And used with other practices, listening to positive songs can definitely reduce anxiety and create anxiety relief.
Here’s how it works…
Your brain has an area called the rostromedial prefrontal cortex which is where “ear worms” get stuck.
An “ear worm” is a song that you just can’t get out of your head. It just keeps repeating and repeating on a loop in your brain. Often it’s some annoying, meaningless song like the ice cream truck plays endlessly in your neighborhood on a hot summer day.
But, if the song was actually linguistically designed to create positive and healing internal images and feelings, instead of being annoying it could be transformational!
The other key function of the rostromedial prefrontal cortex is the governing of movement and dance. So it could be helpful for anxiety sufferers to have a positive sound track running for a change instead of the old “eyore” negativity.
Ultimately, anxiety is not really fear.
Anxiety is thinking about what you do not want to have happen. Because your unconscious mind does not know the difference between what is real and what is being imagined, when you imagine a doomsday scenario your body reacts as if it is really happening.
How you stop anxiety is basically taking charge of your own thoughts.
This takes conscious focus and is honestly more work than a lot of anxiety sufferers are willing to invest in feeling good.
One solution is to play an empowering song and allow that positive song with it’s affirmations and hopeful lyrics to get installed for the day in the rostromedial prefrontal cortex. Once you’ve got that internal sound track going. It just keeps repeating.
Instead of worry and anxiety filling your mind you have good feelings, positive images and empowering self talk.
Give it a try your self.
What do you have to lose except your anxiety?
Check out this website with a selection of positive songs and hear for your self. You can even sign up for a different positive song each day: Positive Songs
You can also click the link to discover how to stop anxiety today.