How Does Music Affect Us In A Positive Way?


– Music is an escape from the world and it lets you take away the stress for a little.

Emma Perron, Photojournalist

Do you ever remember a song and it brings back vivid memories or the song just makes you get up and dance? Music plays a very important role in our lives. 


Music is such a broad topic because it makes everyone feel different emotions, and everyone counts to music in different ways. Music is proven to help improve our mood and calm us down. Music is known to boost your energy and remove any unknown stress ( 


Whether listening to happy or sad music, it benefits you. Happy music can help boost your mood and reduce anxiety. On the other hand, listening to sad music enables you to feel an emotion and embrace it. This helps because it is a therapeutic thing that can help you boost your energy. 


Journal of Positive Psychology did a study in 2013; the study was that listening to happy and upbeat music for two weeks can boost you up and positively affect you. When your mood is boosted, you feel better and, overall, more satisfied with your life and happier.  Being happier is known to lead to better mental and physical health.  


Music acts as therapy for people. When people have anxiety, depression, PTSD, cancer, and other mental health issues, music is there for you in a unique and unexplainable way. Music lets you feel something, and it helps you understand your feelings more. There is a quote that explains how music helps, “When you’re happy, you enjoy the music, but when you’re sad, you understand the lyrics.”


No matter your taste in music it is personal to you for reasons. Whether it makes you happy, boost your energy, or you connect with the song/artist on a different level. Music allows people to forget their worries and just escape the world for a bit to find peace and comfort somewhere in them. A freshman, Avery Bollin(9), said, “music is important to me because when listening to music it is an escape from the real world. Good or bad day with music it can take my mind off anything” 


Music is more important than ever right now because of COVID-19’s impact on people and their mental health, providing an outlet to alleviate stress. Most people tend to listen to music to help them get through a difficult situation or a stressful time. When listening to music you can be free and let yourself take a break. Music is essential to life and people all over the world listen to music everyday for a reason. What’s your reason to listen to music?