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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