Our Associations with Music
Updated: Jan 31
Who are we to disagree?
We all do it from time to time.
And we don’t think we’re alone on this one.
Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure?
And who doesn’t go to the gym without listening to music?
It lifts your mood and motivates you to continue what you’re doing, even though it might be tiring.
Sometimes, you find yourself singing, dancing, and surrendering to the tune.
Suddenly, you start impersonating the singer forgetting of what’s around you.
Music has gotten you feeling free of all the emotional baggage that comes with your day or with your work at hand.
One more time you find yourself reaching to music for comfort because it puts you in a blissful mood.
However, if you usually associate songs to life scenarios, you’ll undoubtedly have certain memories arise from them.
In that case, listening to music might distract you from completing your work, because when you start your day looking for inspiration, you'll suddenly begin to wonder away into the realm of your imagination, forgetting of what you were in the process of completing.
Nonetheless, you can always work music to your advantage – trick your mind into thinking it can disassociate the emotional connections with the songs you’re listening to.
If you can’t finish your work without listening to music, you might need something stronger, another motivation, to get all your work done.
Maybe the problem isn’t with the music, maybe it is with your associations to it.
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