Play That Joyful Noise!

If you are down, feeling defeated, and worried about the economy, basically in the dumps, what is the best thing to do to lift yourself out?


Studies show that listening to music, really any kind of music, improves your mood!

These days, with IPods, mp3 players, satellite radio, radio stations playing on the internet, you can literally be surrounded by music all day long. Even if your office environment isn’t conducive to having music playing at your desk, you can always bring your IPod to listen to during your lunch break.

How about listening to the music in your own head? Try to recreate your favorite song in your mind and see if it doesn’t lift your mood.

Music has a certain universal quality to it that we can all relate to on many different levels, often evoking feelings and emotions tied up with long ago events.

Let the feeling that music brings you transport you from your momentary sadness, anger, stress or worry. Allow it into your heart and mind, to permeate every cell and work its magic to elevate your mood. Keep your favorite songs, singers and groups queued up so you can turn to them when you need them.

In case you were wondering, some of my favorites are The Allman Brothers, The Dave Matthews Band, The Derek Trucks Band, Susan Tedeschi, The John Butler Trio, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Bela Fleck, Led Zeppelin, North Mississippi Allstars, Sonny Landreth, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

Paula Smith / / Office: 410.685.2679

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About the author

I am a third generation printer, and a second generation owner of Curry Printing. Ink (pms 185!) must run through my veins! As a "working owner," I am at Curry every day, working in and on my business. The old adage is true...if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life!

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