Listening to Music while Woodworking

Do you have a favorite genre of music to listen to while woodworking? I did my research, and it turns out that a lot of handymen, carpenters, and woodworkers prefer working with music. It’s no surprise, however, because music can get your creative juices flowing especially when you complete projects.

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Music is a gift to humanity. It brings an end to a monotonous day. It gives color to your activity, whether you’re cutting boards with a circular saw, designing wood with a jigsaw, smoothening out wood with your sander, or drilling tables with your cordless drill. Whatever your project is, music can take out the boredom and replace it with excitement.

Rock, alternative rock, pop, RNB, and electronic dance music can keep you stay awake while you work. Upbeat songs can help you ignore how much time you’ve spent or need to spend to finish the project. You won’t be distracted by the noise around you as well, such as the sound of cars and trucks passing by your garage or workstation.

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Studies have shown that upbeat music can also boost your mood. That means you’ll have an improved mood—a positive one. An optimistic attitude is needed when woodworking because tasks could be challenging. With jolly music keeping your spirit in a happy state, you can be more productive and even more successful with what you’re trying to accomplish. So if you want to increase your productivity and improve the quality of your work, listen to upbeat music!

On the other hand, classical, jazz, and mellow genres are also excellent for woodworkers. They’ll be able to concentrate more on what they’re working on because the music isn’t too loud. The work won’t be tedious, and the music will still allow them to think. Besides, it has been proven that classical music can sharpen the mind and enhance cognitive function, which is beneficial to woodworkers. This type of music can also improve memory, which is why it’s recommended for babies.

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It boils down to the type of music you want. Depending on your taste, you could concentrate more if the genre is math rock or metal rock. You might also focus more if you listen to jazz. Whatever your choice is, it’s a good choice. That’s because music is a universal language, and everyone can appreciate it.

Food and Drinks to Carry to a Music Festival

If you’ve been to a music festival already, then you probably already know that the stalls there sell costly the food and drinks. Even a bottled water is expensive! And though we are aware they’re high-priced, mostly unreasonably priced, we still buy from these stalls because they’re the ones available. The thing is purchasing from stalls isn’t a practical idea. If you want to save money, you’d be wise enough to pack your own snacks and beverages.

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Just because you have no money to bring for food doesn’t mean you can’t go to the festival! You might be close-minded about this, saying it’s a burden, but trust me; it’s convenient and clever to bring your own food.

Since it’s just a festival, you don’t have to pack heavy food. Just be sure to bring ones included in our list, and your stomach won’t complain during the festival. Here’s a tip: When packing, be sure that the food and drinks are in a cool box or bag.

FOOD

  • Protein Bars – Be sure to choose protein bars with less sugar than the usual ones in convenience stores.protein bar with nuts
  • Dried fruits – Don’t miss the chance to eat healthily in a festival! Bring dried fruits in Tupperware.
  • Hard-boiled eggs – Eggs contain a lot of vitamins and minerals, and they’re fun to eat too!
  • Homemade muffins – Bake muffins at home using your favorite recipe and you’ll enjoy the music festival even more!
  • Meat – If you stay longer than a day, then you can bring meat and cook it on a barbecue for the first day.
  • Nuts – Whether they’re almonds or not, these are still good for your heart. Besides, they’re so easy to bring and share with the squad.
  • spaghettiSpaghetti – Fill your stomach with noodles! I suggest you stay away from instant noodles; they take a lot of time to break down in the body. Home-cooked spaghetti is better!
  • Homemade Bread – Use your Breville BBM800XLto make delicious-tasting bread! Nothing’s healthier than homemade food.
  • Spreads – Carry with you on-the-go jams and peanut butter; they will go well with your homemade bread.

BEVERAGES

  • Water – To save money, carry your own bottled water. Don’t bring glasses—they might cause injuries.
  • Homemade smoothie or juice – What’s sweeter and healthier than your favorite homemade juice?

Music and Masticating Juicers

Masticating juicers and music are more similar than you think. They both give the following advantages to one’s mental health:

Alleviate Stress and Anxiety

headsets-woman-listening-music-smilingListening to music and drinking fresh juice both reduces stress. According to a study published in The Arts in Psychotherapy last 2015, patients who have anxiety disorder get better thanks to music therapy. Listening to music helps you relax whether you have severe or mild anxiety. Likewise, vitamin C found in fresh fruit juices can help you combat stress.

The stress hormone cortisol increases blood pressure every time you’re stressed. But thanks to vitamin C, you can experience fewer physical effects brought by stress.

Enhance Cognitive Power

apple-song-headdset-fruitMusic improves cognitive abilities, whether you’re young or old. Psychological studies have proven that listening to music can keep you alert and it can even improve your memory. Similarly, fresh juices made using masticating juicers can give your memory a boost. In fact, according to WebMD, older adults with memory problems who consumed wild blueberry juice daily had better scores on memory tests than those who took a placebo.

Another study revealed that adding enough amounts of folic acid, riboflavin, vitamin C, and vitamin B12 to one’s diet can aid in countering memory loss.

Improve Concentration

Foods with nootropics are associated with cognitive benefits like enhanced concentration, motivation, and learning. In short, juicing foods with lots of nootropics can help you keep focused. Foods that are abundant in nootropics are lemons, turnip greens, bananas, parsley, strawberries, blueberries, apples, cherries, cranberries, raspberries, and celery. The flavonoids found in some fruits and veggies also support learning and brain function.  Take note that using a masticating juicer when juicing is much better than using other juicers because it can extract two to three times more juice from leafy green vegetables.

In the same way, listening to music can improve your focus on particular tasks. Classical music and nature sounds can help students, workers, and bookworms concentrate on their homework, reports, and book.

Serve as a Source of Motivation

carrot juice healthy woman drinking carrot vegetable juiceLow levels of B vitamins can contribute to depression which is why juicing fruits with B vitamins can help you stay motivated by lowering depression levels and improving your mood. You can get sufficient amount of B vitamins from kale, oranges, cantaloupe, and strawberries.

Correspondingly, listening to music can help you stay enthusiastic to work out. Studies have revealed that slower music can physically and mentally slow a person down, while fast music can keep one pumped up.

 

Can you think of other similarities between the two? Let us know in the comment section below!

Reasons Why You Need to Listen to Music More

Music is a stress-reliever

Have you ever tried using jig saws? They ease anxiety, don’t they? Just like woodworking, listening to music can also relieve us of stress. More about saws here

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Research shows that listening to music can alleviate stress and decrease the symptoms of depression. According to the researchers in the UK, particular songs can lower anxiety levels by up to 65%. It’s possible because music combats cortisol (stress hormone) in our body. This makes music an excellent medicine for the mind, especially since stress causes nearly 60% of all our sicknesses. Plus, those who sing and play percussion instruments were found to have better improved immune system compared to those who just listened.

Music can make us happy

Studies prove that listening to music we like can make our brains release dopamine, which is a feel-good neurotransmitter. Dopamine allows us to feel happy, excited, and joyful.

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Music can give us nights of good sleep

Did you know that more than 30% of Americans suffer from insomnia? Researchers discovered that students who listened to classical music for 45 mins. before sleeping slept better than those who just listened to a particular audiobook or did nothing new from their ordinary program. Catch more Zs with Mozart tonight, and you’ll know what I mean!

Music improves learning and memory

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Studies show that music can help us learn and remember info better. However, this fact would still depend on how much you love the music or whether you’re a musician or not. In one study, subjects were asked to memorize Japanese characters while they’re listening to music which seemed neutral or positive to them. The results? Those participants who were musicians learned better with neutral music but had better results when they listened to pleasurable music. On the other hand, non-musicians learned better when positive music was playing, but they tested better with neutral music. But whether or not you’re a musician, one thing’s for sure: Music can make you better.