Your Environment Part Two – Music

Assignment Five

Anyone who has caught their toes or fingers tapping to a catchy tune knows that music can have an affect on both our physical and emotional state. When you listen to music that makes you feel good, there is a corresponding chemical reaction in your body that can have a domino effect on your mood. This assignment is intended to help you reap those benefits.

From now on, have music on within earshot for at least three hours a day. You can listen to any kind of music you want – preferably music you like or that taps your toes – but there is one restriction. Nothing angry or depressing. No sad, "my wife died and my dog left me and I can't liiiiiiiive without you" type music and no violent, depressing or mean-spirited music. Blues is great as long as it's the fun, upbeat or foot-stompin' kind.

Outside of that restriction, listen to whatever you like – especially music that makes you feel good.

Three hours is your bare minimum at this point. (That's about three CDs a day.) You are encouraged to listen to more than that. You can do other stuff while you listen, so it won't take any time out of your day.

If you already listen to three or more hours of music a day, bump it up another hour.

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