Music CAN Improve State of Wellbeing & Focus! Here’s How!

  • 2018/04/13
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  • by tektonikmusic

Welcome back to TEKTONIK!
Today’s post is about self-awareness.
Do you have moments of silence throughout the day, or do you fill the time with constant sound? What kind of noise fills your mind—music you love and know, or just something to break the silence?
在你一天中有安静的时间吗,或者是你会用外界声音来填补这些安静的时间吗?你的脑子里会充斥什么样的声音——你喜欢的或熟知的音乐,或者是其他一些打破宁静的声音?
Whether you know it or not, the types of music you listen to spark different ways of thinking, and certain compositions can boost one’s self-awareness.
无论你是否知道,你所听的音乐风格会触发不同的思想,而某些曲调能够增强人们的自我意识。
1. First of All, What is Self-awareness?
首先,什么是自我意识?
If we refer to the dictionary (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary), self-awareness is defined as: an awareness of one’s own personality or individuality.
如果我们查一下字典(韦氏在线词典),会发现自我意识的定义是:某人对自己的个性或性格的一种意识。
Self-awareness is your ability to look within and acknowledge your thoughts and individuality.
自我意识是指审视内心并承认自己的思想和性格的能力。

When you look in the mirror, you’d probably think, “that’s me.”
如果你看着镜子,可能会想:“那是我。”
And of course it is you. But with self-awareness you go deeper.
那当然是你。但如果有自我意识,你就会探索的更深。
It’s not only the ability to acknowledge your physical self; also your unity with creation — your consciousness.
它不仅是指承认身体上的自己;还指你与创造的结合——你的意识。
2. How To Enhance Self-Awareness
如何增强自我意识
Some ways to enhance your self-awareness are: learning how others perceive you; being videotaped or recorded; being in front of an audience; and meditation. You learn more about yourself by reflecting on the consequences of your thoughts and actions.
增强自我意识的方式有:清楚别人对你的看法;给自己录视频或录音;出现在人群前;冥想。通过反思自己的思想和行为带来的后果,你会更加了解自己。

Many studies have found that familiar songs enhance mood, relieve stress and reduce anxiety in patients with Alzheimer’s, perhaps because musical memory is often spared even when a patient has declined to a low level of cognition. Two new studies find that familiar music also improves cognitive symptoms in the disease.
很多研究发现,对痴呆症患者而言,熟悉的歌曲能够改善心情、减轻压力、减少焦虑,可能是因为,即便病人的认知能力很低下,他依然能够保留音乐记忆。两项新研究发现,熟悉的音乐还能改善这种疾病中的认知症状。

Familiar music may be a safe and effective way to help patients with Alzheimer’s become more self-conscious, which improves overall mental processing and leads to a more accurate examination of the world.
熟悉的音乐是帮助痴呆症患者安全又有效的方式,它能增强患者的自我意识,从而改善其整体心理过程,对世界的认知也更为准确。
Our hope is that through the quiet power of music and other pure art forms, we can know ourselves more deeply and therefore be more interesting to ourselves and the people around us. Music that inspires contemplation supports the idea of being with yourself, being still, and not running from your thoughts if you are feeling alone.
我们希望通过音乐潜移默化的力量和其他纯粹的艺术形式,让我们更加了解自己,并成为对自己和他人而言都更加有趣的人。引人沉醉的音乐能让你在独自一人时,淡然与自己相处、沉着冷静、不再逃离自己的思想。

Everybody wants to be liked and accepted but if you’re not, you have to look within to see what’s putting people off. Self awareness can also be gained by listening to yourself on a recording or watching yourself on video.
人人都希望别人能喜欢和接纳自己,如果你不是这样,就得向内心探索看看是哪里出了问题。听自己的录音或看自己的视频也能唤醒自我意识。
If anything is going to change on the outside, improvements need to be made on the inside first. It all begins with self-awareness.
要想改变外界,就必须先改善内心。一切都始于自我意识。
3. Different Types of Music for Focus
哪一种音乐类型能使你更专注?
1. Classical Music 古典音乐
The ornate instrumentation and composition of Baroque classical musicgets a lot of attention for its possible mind-boosting effects.
巴洛克式古典音乐华丽的乐器和乐曲在一个人的专注上带来特别好的效果。

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