The Sound of Success by Megan Murphy
One of the essential parts of your professional life is finding harmony and balance in your work. We talk about technical skills like delegation, organization, and communication, which are vital for balance and harmony, but another piece of the puzzle may get overlooked—mental health. Your spiritual life and happiness should be part of your world, whether you’re on or off the clock.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this is going to be the first installment of blogs on ideas to improve your mental and spiritual health.
“Mental Health” is a broad topic. But for our purposes, we will talk about some simple changes you could make in your day-to-day life that may bring less stress and more peace.
Before, I gave you 8 tips to create a positive atmosphere, and with that in mind, today, I want to talk to you about sound.
Sound can mean anything. Maybe working with your favorite song playing is helpful to get you in a productive mood. Perhaps soothing sounds like smooth jazz or soundscapes help put you in a peaceful mindset. But did you know that specific tones and frequencies can charge your brain and keep you both motivated and satisfied?
While working: isochronic tones, binaural beats, and other healing frequencies can help get you through the day.
These are single tones that play in timed intervals, creating a brief rhythmic pulse. Based on the frequency you choose, this can put your mind anywhere from highly focused to deeply asleep!
Binaural Beats play two frequencies – one on each side of your head – to engage both brain halves. Studies show this can increase focus and decrease anxiety!
There are also different frequencies to explore, such as 174/Hz, which can aid in pain relief, 417/Hz, which can help eliminate negative energy, and 7.5/Hz, which can improve creativity.
Most of the lower ranges of frequencies are imperceptible to the ear and could be played without any thought or distraction while they work their magic. However, some frequencies in the higher end may be audible as a ringing or a vibration.
It’s up to you to experiment and see what works for you!
Most frequencies are best experienced through headphones, but some mid-to-high-end frequencies could be played through a speaker if that’s easier.