Days ago I wrote an article talking about Why do we like to lose focus? and frankly I do believe that we actually look for distractions. Even then, our mind in a continuous vortex of strings, mechanisms and complex stuff that, at least now, doesn’t have sense, and yet it works.
Today’s article is kind of related to the mentioned one. This is about how good is to lose yourself in the music; lose focus on your thoughts, your stress and everything just to follow a melody.
As said before, we like to lose focus, and so, sometimes we need it. It’s like our minds are constantly filling up with thoughts, now-used thoughts that at the time are useless, because after using them (or not using them), they lose sense, so they become some other thing, some dark energy that prevents us from thinking more.
If you’re still at school/college/SomeOtherEducationalInstitution, maybe you have experienced something like a blocked mind. Picture yourself studying math. You’ve studied 3 hours in row and you’re exhausted. Do you have the same energy as you started? No. Do your thoughts are coming slower? Yes. Are they confusing? Yes. Are you aware you should empty that head? Not always.
Of course, perhaps you realized you were exhausted and that you should take a break. Maybe not. But you should. After filling your head, and hopefully that is not as literally as it feels, you should stop, go somewhere else (perhaps some other room), close your eyes if they’re tired, be a moment in silence, and think of nothing. Don’t keep up with what you were doing. Change. Try to procrastinate, turn on the T.V., cook, play some video game (even your phone’s), and something that will always work: listen to music.
Do not “lose focus with music” too regularly, or you’ll be skipping more than you’d want to.
What I try to do, always, is to not listen to music when I’m trying to concentrate. That distracts you, you lose thoughts on the lyrics and tunes. But when I-m trying to actually not concentrate, not to think, I listen to music.
Something useful is to listen to new music, so you cannot think of the lyrics and think of something else, that will or will not be what I’m trying to be distracted from: either way, doing that your mind relaxes.
Also, you can listen to music when you try to concentrate: Right now I’m in our living room, which has this beautiful view at daylight (the sea, the beach, the sunset), but at night it turns into a noisy place to be: In the front avenue there are many people with enormous stereos with reggaeton music playing. Now it’s night, so yeah, I can hear the noise (’cause that is no music). I’m here because I was tired of being all day of my room, so now I’m spending night on the living room. Anyway, music helps in those cases when the outside world (being the inside your thoughts) is too noisy: changing noises that distract a lot, or just annoy a lot.
On the avenue they’re playing so sex-themed songs (a lot of stereos at the same time with different songs is worst). Now, inside the apartment I’m listening to Noel Gallagher, not listening to the song, but concentrated in this article.