A 2011 study conducted by researchers from Pennsylvania stated there are 5 factors that characterize human flourishing: 1) positive emotion, 2) relationships, 3) engagement, 4) achievement, and 5) meaning. There are a variety of elements that can impact these things, and music can be a significant influence. Research has shown that listening to music we enjoy increases positive emotions and feelings, leaving us with contentment, happiness, and interest, according to Psych Central. Conversely, music that focuses on sadness or anger can cause us to feel more of these things, making it even more important to fuel our thoughts with positive music.
If you’ve been seeking some positive music to help you boost your mindset, look no further; here are some wonderful artists that exhibit music that is mostly aimed at love, happiness, and growth:
- Andy Grammer (pop) – With songs such as “Keep Your Head Up” and “Smoke Clears”, there’s no doubt that Andy Grammer is ready to make a positive change in the world. His messages make you feel like you can conquer anything, and he reminds us that we are all beautiful, capable human beings who deserve nothing less than happiness.
- Amy Steinberg (folk-rock) – Many of her songs focus on mindfulness and getting through the hard times – songs such as “Fall Down to Fly” and “You Mean the World to Me” are songs to make you feel motivated to change your life for the better.
- Logic (rap) – Known for being a voice for peace, love, and positivity, Logic has made his way up with his song “1-800-273-8255”, titled after the number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.
- Macklemore (hip-hop) – A singer who has advocated for marriage equality, Macklemore’s song with Mary Lambert titled “Same Love” has become a song of empowerment for many.
No matter your circumstance, music can motivate and encourage you to work towards bettering yourself for a happier, healthier life. Whether you’re in recovery or simply wanting to improve your mental wellbeing, the music you listen to can strengthen your thoughts and outlook on life – make it positive.
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