Monday, December 27, 2010

Five Minutes A Day

Have you ever listened to your favorite song while also reading the lyrics? It seems to me that music tends to be the truest, the most profound expression of experience and emotion available to us in short increments.

Well, okay, there is poetry too. But what is music if not poetry sung to a tune?

If you read the words as they’re sung aloud they often take on a whole new meaning. This past week I have found it to be true of my favorite Christmas songs, as well as others I listen to throughout the year.

Have you ever taken time to sit still and just listen to one song without distraction? If nothing else, it’s a great way to clear your mind and help hone your ability to focus. And the best part is it only requires 3-5 minutes out of your day.

Go now, take five minutes and try it. I’ll wait.

*hums a tune*

What did you learn? Will taking five minutes a day help you keep a calm, focused frame of mind? If you were to allow yourself this much time each day, how would your life, your job, your relationships improve?

Well. You never know until you try it, right? Here we go. Resolution number one. Allow myself 3-5 minutes of personal focus time every single day.

What’s something you’re planning that will improve your life this year?


Shari said...

I haven't thought about resolutions yet. I'm just trying to keep up with everything I already have going. But I like the idea of taking five minutes a day with music.

Renae W. Mackley said...

It's not hard to get music time in. The hard part is letting everything else go while I rejuvenate. Then a song gets stuck in my head. Sometimes I want to opt for a little peace and quiet. Nice post.

kbrebes said...

I did this last night, Nichole. I love NO WONDER HE LOVES HER from the soundtrack of Yentyl which I watched late one night last week just out of the blue. It's an all time favorite movie of mine. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!