Stick with it, and click on this link HERE to play the music while you are reading today's article. It's actually pretty cool to watch as well, but then that would mean mega multi-tasking, and that may not help to reduce your anxiety (which do I do first? look at the video or read the article aarrgh!). So play it in the background.
Neuroscientists have specified which songs or tracks can improve your mental well-being.
Sensors were attached to subjects and measured their brain activity, heart rate, blood pressure breathing rates and other psychological states whilst trying to solve complex tasks.
Listening to this particular track 'Weightless' caused a 65% drop in anxiety levels, and a 35% reduction in usual physiological resting states.
Why is this so? Well, the track was written specifically to slow a listener's heart rate, reduce blood pressure and cortisol levels.
If 5 minutes is not enough for you, HERE is the 31 minute EP version.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on your experiences listening to it. For me, I can't say I will be whistling it all day long, or even found it particularly enjoyable, however, I did notice a greater sense of calm at the end.
If this isn't your ideal music, the great news, is that the likes of Adele, Coldplay, All Saints, Enya, and even our dear old Austrian chum Wolfie Mozart feature in the top ten. There is bound to be something in the list to suit your taste.
The need to handle stress is universal. When things in life take a turn for the worse, there are many ways in which you can keep calm and carry on. Here is one: one actually backed by science. A list of the 10 most relaxing songs in the world.