It’s Monday morning and your household is total chaos. The alarm clock didn’t go off, the kids are still half-dressed and you forgot to make their packed lunches.
Stop. Take a breath and put some music on. Whether we are feeling tired and low or happy and energetic, putting on a playlist can change the way you and your family feel – and the science backs this up.
In a study from psychologists at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, people were asked to identify happy and sad emojis while listening to happy or sad music. You can imagine the results. The music turned out to have a huge influence on what they perceived to be uplifting or depressing.
This is something you can try at home. Identify the kind of mindset you want to tap into and use music to enter into a new state-of-mind.
We’ve compiled a fun get-up-and-go playlist that will kick start your morning and leave you feeling happy and uplifted. Banish those Monday blues and turn up the volume.