MAKE MUSIC PART OF YOUR DAY!
BRAIN HEALTH | 8.29.2016 | BY CONNOR DERRAUGH
This week’s tip comes from Connor Derraugh, a TBI survivor and an extraordinary musician.
“Music has truly been the best therapy for me. But you don’t have to be a musician to experience its many benefits. Someone once said that music is what emotions sound like. That’s so true! Music can change your mood, settle your mind and lift your spirits creating the perfect positive environment for your recovery.
If you play an instrument, practice it every day and it will help rewire your injured brain. If you don’t play an instrument, why not consider taking one up – like piano, guitar, a wind instrument or even a basic drum? Or how about the instrument that’s already inside you? Your voice! Put on your favorite tunes, crank them up and sing along. You’ll be amazed at how much fun it can be and how great you’ll feel, even if you don’t have the voice of Adele or Josh Groban!
One of the only activities that activates, stimulates and uses the entire brain is music. So make music not only part of your day but your TBI recovery plan as well. It sure has worked for me!”