Are You Stressed? This Song Can Reduce Anxiety by 65%
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Now that we’re in the new year, we all have a bunch of resolutions that we want to stick to. For me, I’ve been working way too hard, so one of my resolutions is to work less and stress less. But as you likely know, that’s easier said than done.

There are many ways to beat stress, such as practicing yoga, meditating mindfully, playing video games, and improving your work environment. If it’s really bad, you may even want to switch to a not-as-stressful job.

But if you want to try something that’s less drastic first, you should close your eyes and listen to the song embedded below:

Seriously, give it a listen and come back to this post when you’re done. It’ll only take eight minutes, plus we aren’t going anywhere.

So, how was it? Do you feel more relaxed now? Perhaps you even feel drowsy and on the edge of sleep. If so, you wouldn’t be the first. As it turns out, Weightless has been scientifically proven (by researchers at Mindlab International) to reduce anxiety in listeners by up to 65 percent.

In fact, Weightless is more relaxing than any other song that’s been tested so far. But perhaps the most interesting bit is that this song by Marconi Union was intentionally designed for purposes of stress reduction with help from sound therapists.

Interested in more of these songs that are proven by science to be stress reducers? Check out our overview of the most relaxing songs according to science.

How stressed are you? Are you taking any steps to rectify that? Do you have any tips or tricks for reducing stress? Share with us in the comments below!

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  1. KV
    January 10, 2017 at 1:43 am

    I agree. Actually a tiny bit stressed by it. The expectations part (up front) seemed right enough - and maybe also some about letting stresses surface so to speak. Will listen at the others, but won't repeat this one. Do you prescribe anti-anxiety meds after these failed experiments?? (ha)

  2. Greg
    January 4, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Stressed me out. I kept wanting it to develop a melody, have some pattern I could follow. It felt really random and kept preventing me from settling into a groove and chilling. I started skipping forward, looking for some point at which it would develop some coherency. Didn't find it.

    This did the exact opposite of what it was supposed to do.

    • Aaron
      January 5, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Our expectations can get the best of all of us...but everyone enjoys their own cup of tea. :/

  3. Sphearis
    January 4, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    I'm even more stressed after listening to this song, the first minute went well then my boss came into my office to ask me why I was listening to music instead of working.