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Relief Of The Pressure

When I get very angry, sad or anxious....I find that the right music can manage to calm me down and bring me back to center.  I seem to suffer from a mental clog when I get affected enough by a situation.  If I sit and listen to music (that is if I can find a chance to do it at the time that I am irritated)...it soothes me.  I don't know if it is because I get lost in the melody.  Perhaps it is the lyrics of the music.  It might just be as a result of the fact that I am concentrating on what I am hearing instead of focusing on what it bothering me.  Whatever the case may be....it helps me a great deal.

Lately it has been a little more challenging to release the tension...even with music.  But, some of the most profound "aha" moments that I have been able to experience have been with the assistance of the right music.  There are certain artists that tend to help better than others.  The type of music I am listening to depends on my mood.  I usually have my ipod on random but select the first couple of songs.  As the music continues...it becomes a journey of sorts for me.  I may end up listening to a completely different genre or mood of music by the time I am all done.  More times than not...it is a great transition.
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Music does it for me. The only thing different is the song doesn't have to relate to my issue of the day. Songs with orchestra sounding parts help me. Bittersweet symphony by the verve is very calming for me. Anyone know any other songs with orchestra sounds? Can't listen to straight up orchestra. Gotta have words.

This is me to a tee! I shuffle most of the time but have some really great playlists that range from maniacally excited, to the boo hoo poor me :)

Yes yes yes...music is my therapy...my moodmaker...my escape...my sex...I always want more it is always there never stops!

I agree with you on this one. I like to listen to music to suit whatever mood im in. Its very helpful to listen to a song ba<x>sed on how i am feeling at that time. :)

I like to listen to my 'Jelly Mixx' on my Ipod. My Jelly Mixx is named after my 1year old cousin. We call her Jelly, because jam don't move like that. lol She gets into everything! One time, she had pushed a box up to the front door so she could reach the dead bolt! I don't know where she would've gone if she got out. lol Anyways, She's so wriggly and happy, so all the music on the mix is up beat. I got some Gaga, Nikki Manaj, Bruno Mars and Rianna. She LOVES Gaga! Her favorite gaga song is Telephone.

I love music. It's my life right now. Perhaps I should listen to music right now to make me feel better. It usually does. Had the most upsetting situation today. I don't know what to believe...I find it hard to believe. I'm not very trusting anymore. And it took me four months to finally start warming up to him. I am hurt. He owes me big time for this. I don't like feeling this way.

Music is the boundless force of the universe

I Completely understand you, It's the same for me.

I agree, I also listen to music to help me deal with any emotional pain I may be feeling at the time. I find it quite therapeutic when I find a song/songs that have lyrics I can't relate too. It helps you feel like you're not alone, and there are others who feel the exact same way you do, and that there are others going through the same or similar problems as you are. I personally listen to post-hardcore and metalcore, like Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Pierce The Veil, Of Mice &amp; Men etc.

Taaake on me, taaake on you.... aha, these moments and lyrics certainly cry out, don't they? Love your post.. well written, and very poignant. Thanks for sharing.

I've done a few slides hows videos on YouTube too, I think I put one on my page, I seem to feel the music deeply and imagine the words with pictures

I agree, depending on my mood, I listen to all sorts of music except a couple genres. I cannot even begin to count how many CD's I have. Lately the music needs to be louder and with the darkness that I'm experiencing, it's hard finding that one right song. Switchfoot put out a new album and never though I would like Christian alt. rock but there's some good ones out there. They do a song called "Vice Verses" and I keep listening to it over and over. The chorus is very haunting. <br />
"I know that there is meaning to it all<br />
A little resurrection every time I fall<br />
You've got your babies, I've got my hearses<br />
Every blessing comes with a set of curses<br />
I've got my vices, I've got my vice verses

I LISTEN. I FEEL. I TRANSITION FROM THE RADIO TRANSMISSIONS HAVING MY HEART FLUTTER AND POUND, SMILE RETURN UPSIDEDOWN AND MY THOUGHTS SOON GO ROUND N ROUND MOST OF ALL I AM JUST A ROCK N ROLL CLOWN. HAVING A SIMPLE EQUATIONS OF MELODY NOTES BY THREE MAKING A CHORDS TO MY MENTAL STABILITY. SOMETIMES MAYBE TOO FREE, I AM OBSERVED NOW AS MAYNE UNHEALTHY. I DON'T CARE FOR WHAT OR HOW I am perceived as long as music hit my ears I am truly free from all that ways and sometimes ME.

Music helps me also. Just depends on the mood I am in.

I love music because It makes me forget about the terrible world around us,,although i do get emotional by some songs that remind me of boyfriends or just lost people that were in my life.<br />
Do you get that aswell?

I love music because It makes me forget about the terrible world around us,,although i do get emotional by some songs that remind me of boyfriends or just lost people that were in my life.<br />
Do you get that aswell?

I love music because It makes me forget about the terrible world around us,,although i do get emotional by some songs that remind me of boyfriends or just lost people that were in my life.<br />
Do you get that aswell?

I love music because It makes me forget about the terrible world around us,,although i do get emotional by some songs that remind me of boyfriends or just lost people that were in my life.<br />
Do you get that aswell?

I love music because It makes me forget about the terrible world around us,,although i do get emotional by some songs that remind me of boyfriends or just lost people that were in my life.<br />
Do you get that aswell?

:)

When I get upset, I listen to my Brookstone sound machine. It plays soft music such as rain or ocean waves. There are a bunch to choose from. Whenever I get really anxious, it always calms me down. It also helps me get to sleep or clear my head.

Agreed!!

I agree..music heals...

Guess it really doesn't matter the type of music as long as it improves our mood.

It works across all species human. Even plants have been proven to have a certain 'taste' in music. Spiders like classical, but hate rock for example. Scientifically proven fact. Me? I like me some Disturbed. I find their music fits almost any mood or action.

Righto! doing that taught me what song to not listen to when im depressed lol

I think all my thoughts have already been written by one or more people, so the only thing left for me to write is...<br />
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I am glad to see so many people are so moved by music of all kinds. You've certainly struck a chord ;-) Thank you so much for your story!

I cannot imagine my world without music. It's what describes and defines me most

I have an entire playlist I listen to when I'm sad...

I find music to work for me in same ways. It's often the combination of melody and lyrics. I never leave home without my ipod. Never ever! I've noticed walking, especially in the woods, and listening to music helps me tremendously :) Thanks for your post!