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The Best Things We Can Learn From Rock Music

The Best Things We Can Learn From Rock Music

Rock music can teach us so much. It helps us forget the past, and forget about the future. There’s so much to learn from rock music. It helps us live in the moment in a way that is utterly magnificent and beautiful. Just like the Forth of July, when listening to rock music, you become a sort of crackling kind of firework. You blow everyone to pieces.

1. You Are Apt To Be Yourself – Who You Really Are

Rock music teaches you so much, especially about being just nothing but yourself. Why should you be or act like someone you are truly not? Rock music enables you to let go and have the time of your life. It is an escape… a righteous one, I must add!

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2. You Scream At The Top Of Your Lungs

Screaming at the top of your lungs can be a good thing. It helps you release all the toxins inside of you. It creates an uplifting sort of pleasurable feeling whilst listening to rock music. I must say, there is no other feeling that compares to this one. Go to a rock concert and see the magic unfold. You will never regret it. I promise. The only thing that might happen is you might have a little too much fun. What is so bad about that? Absolutely and positively nothing. So, rock on folks! Don’t let anything stop you from having the time of your lives. To tell you the truth, it is also a magical sort of outlet. However, for this one, you must experience and not simply talk about it. So, go out there and have fun. It truly is magical, and utterly amazing!

3. It Is A Sort Of Creative Process

Rock music is a creative process. Why and how do these rock musicians come up with such awe-inspiring lyrics that touch the strings of our deepest hearts? Something like this is termed creativity in every way. I sure don’t have talent like that, but if I did, I would truly be blessed.

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4. You Have The Ability To Enjoy the Present Moment

The fast paced music will get you off your butt, and enjoy the music. You will be forced to start living in the moment… and embrace whatever it is that is around you. Like Katy Perry states in her song Firework, “You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine… Come on show what your worth… as you shoot across the sky.”

5. You Can Express Who You Are

Rock lyrics are simply amazing and heartfelt. They help you express yourself in a way that no other kind of music does.

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6. You Release All Your Negativity Through The Rock Music

Rock music may be loud and enraging, but it is about letting go and living your life without any conditions or restrictions, which in my view is utterly magnetic and beautiful. Why live a life in a cell? There is nothing wrong with loud and blasting music, especially if its underlying reason is to help you become more like your true self. I feel it is a wonderful thing.

7. You Engage Yourself

You engage yourself when rocking to the music. It is beautiful and utterly splendid. I think that is really nice for being yourself and engaging yourself.

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8. You Wash Away All Doubts And Stupid Fears

Doubts and fears hold us back. Fear is a boundary that does not let anything pass through, kind of like a solid membrane. However, rock music has the ability to wash away these inferiority complexes in a way to help you lead a more rewarding life.

9. You Are A Firework

Like Katy Perry’s song “Firework,” rock music is the foundation to help you become the firework, igniting and lighting in the sky to brighten your surroundings. So, don’t be afraid. Be that firework so you can be happy for the rest of your life.

10. You Leave Everyone Speechless

Since you are so shy you hold yourself back sometimes. However, when you listen to rock music, you will be able to get back up on your feet, without feeling ashamed or shy for that matter. Just try it and see for yourself. You will only benefit from it. There is nothing to lose.

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Last Updated on July 3, 2020

30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life

30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life

In today’s world, true peace must come from within us and our own actions. Here are 30 small things you can do on a regular basis to increase your overall sense of harmony, peace, and well-being:

1. Don’t go to every fight you’re invited to

Particularly when you’re around those who thrive on chaos, be willing to decline the invitation to join in on the drama.

2. Focus on your breath

Throughout the day, stop to take a few deep breaths. Keep stress at bay with techniques such as “square breathing.” Breathe in for four counts, hold for four counts, then out for four counts, and hold again for four counts. Repeat this cycle four times.

3. Get organized and purge old items

A cluttered space often creates a cluttered spirit. Take the time to get rid of anything you haven’t used in a year and invest in organizational systems that help you sustain a level of neatness.

4. Stop yourself from being judgmental

Whenever you are tempted to have an opinion about someone else’s life, check your intentions. Judging others creates and promotes negative energy.

5. Say ‘thank you’ early and often

Start and end each day with an attitude of gratitude. Look for opportunities in your daily routine and interactions to express appreciation.

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6. Smile more

Even if you have to “fake it until you make it,” there are many scientific benefits of smiling and laughing. Also, pay attention to your facial expression when you are doing neutral activities such as driving and walking. Turn that frown upside down!

7. Don’t worry about the future

As difficult as this sounds, there is a direct connection between staying in the present and living a more peaceful life. You cannot control the future. As the old proverb goes, “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.” Practice gently bringing your thoughts back to the present.

8. Eat real food

The closer the food is to the state from which it came from the earth, the better you will feel in eating it. Choose foods that grew from a plant over food that was made in a plant.

9. Choose being happy over being right

Too often, we sacrifice inner peace in order to make a point. It’s rarely worth it.

10. Keep technology out of the bedroom

Many studies, such as one conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have connected blue light of electronic devices before bed to adverse sleep and overall health. To make matters worse, many people report that they cannot resist checking email and social media when their cell phone is in reach of their bed, regardless of the time.

11. Make use of filtering features on social media

You may not want to “unfriend” someone completely, however you can choose whether you want to follow their posts and/or the sources of information that they share.

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12. Get comfortable with silence

When you picture someone who is the ultimate state of peace, typically they aren’t talking.

13. Listen to understand, not to respond

So often in conversations, we use our ears to give us cues about when it is our turn to say what we want to say. Practice active listening, ask questions, process, then speak.

14. Put your troubles in a bubble

Whenever you start to feel anxious, visualize the situation being wrapped in a bubble and then picture that sphere floating away.

15. Speak more slowly

Often a lack of peace manifests itself in fast or clipped speech. Take a breath, slow down, and let your thoughtful consideration drive your words.

16. Don’t procrastinate

Nothing adds stress to our lives like waiting until the last minute.

17. Buy a coloring book

Mandala coloring books for adults are becoming more popular because of their connection to creating inner peace.

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18. Prioritize yourself

You are the only person who you are guaranteed to live with 24 hours a day for the rest of your life.

19. Forgive others

Holding a grudge is hurting you exponentially more than anyone else. Let it go.

20. Check your expectations

Presumption often leads to drama. Remember the old saying, “Expectations are premeditated resentments.”

21. Engage in active play

Let your inner child come out and have some fun. Jump, dance, play, and pretend!

22. Stop criticizing yourself

The world is a hard enough place with more than enough critics. Your life is not served well by being one of them.

23. Focus your energy and attention on what you want

Thoughts, words, and actions all create energy. Energy attracts like energy. Put out what you want to get back.

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24. Assign yourself “complaint free” days.

Make a conscious decision not to complain about anything for a whole day. It might be harder than you think and the awareness will stick with you.

25. Surround yourself with people you truly enjoy being in the company of

Personalities tend to be contagious, and not everyone’s is worth catching. Be judicious in your choices.

26. Manage your money

Financial concerns rank top on the list of what causes people stress. Take the time each month to do a budget, calculate what you actually spend and sanity check that against the money you have coming in.

27. Stop trying to control everything

Not only is your inner control freak sabotaging your sense of peace, it is also likely getting in the way of external relationships as well.

28. Practice affirmations

Repeat positive phrases that depict the life and qualities you want to attract. It may not come naturally to you, but it works.

29. Get up before sunrise

Personally witnessing the dawn brings a unique sense of awe and appreciation for life.

30. Be yourself

Nothing creates more inner discord than trying to be something other than who we really are. Authenticity breeds happiness.

Featured photo credit: man watching sunrise via stokpic.com

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