How Not Having Enough Affects a Person’s Mental Outlook on Life
Not having enough money to attain life’s basic necessities can lead to loss of self-esteem and if it is not treated early, can cause severe behavioral problems. It is sometimes linked to mental illness including unhappiness and decreased enjoyment of life, and even family conflicts.
By Hawa Atongi
Music as a Source of Motivation
Research has found that music can motivate those caught up in a state of low self-esteem.
This is because the love of music and usually dancing to it’s rhythm, while singing along, is known to help create relief from negative psychological ailments and feelings.
When interaction with music in this way, our brains trigger certain emotions, memories, and thoughts which often leads to more positive effects on mental health and this goes a long way to rekindle self-motivation.
What Research Knows and What Researchers Say About Music
Research has shown that music can stimulate the body’s natural feel-good chemical known as the endorphins, oxytocin. It can help energize our mood and provide an outlet for us to take control of our feelings. Though nobody can end poverty with music, everyone can positively change how poverty affects through music.
Whether a person is facing the struggles of poverty or just muddling through life’s daily struggles, music has a positive immediate impact on our mental state, helping energize us for everyday activities. It is a fact that people living in poverty depend on music for more than listening to. From it, they gain inspiration and hope.