We all make promises to ourselves for the New Year. “I’m going to be less stressed”, or “I’m going back to school”, “I’m going to be healthier”, “I’m going to better myself”. How about “I’m going to learn something new”? Learning something new increases brain power, makes us feel better about ourselves, and reduces stress. It helps us more easily and readily adapt to new situations and makes us more inspiring to those around us. And, if you want to learn more and you love music, why not start playing an instrument? The holidays are the best time to start! Why?
“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”
If we keep putting something off, then we’re never going to get to it. How many of us can relate to this, especially with homework, house chores, and even taking care of ourselves? If you eventually want to learn to play that cool guitar riff you heard the other day, or kill the sax like Kenny G., you have to start somewhere. If you don’t make moves soon, you will never get to where you want to be in life.
Holiday Music Lessons – Do More!
Learning an instrument increases our memory’s capacity. This is not just short-term, but long after you’ve eaten Christmas Turkey. You’ll be able to remember those long holiday gift lists better, recall name easier, and manage your shopping time a lot better! Learning an instrument definitely improves our time management and organization skills. Over time you learn how to fit practicing and caring for your instrument into your busy schedule. It’s also great for the kids because they learn responsibility and discipline. Playing an instrument is also a stress reducer, especially when you get to play something you really like.
What Music Gift Will You Give Yourself
So what can you lose if you give music lessons a try over the holidays? By next Christmas, you’ll probably be able to play all of your holiday favorites. We all can benefit from music lessons. Rather than stressing about who gets what gift, let your worry this holiday be, which instrument am I going to learn how to play?