Music stimulates the production of dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in our cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning. It is also known as the chemical which causes you to feel good. Your body will produce dopamine when you eat or when you are in love for example. Dopamine in the brain plays a big role in the pleasure people feel when they listen to music, which means that music has a very powerful impact on our mood. That is why we have to take advantage of this knowledge!

Imagine: you are very tense about your date, you fear the meeting with your co-worker or you are just very tired. Try to listen to songs that make your heart beat faster. The right song will cause an ultimate confidence boost! Do you need inspiration? Give the following songs a try:

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Whatever happens, no mountain is too high or valley is too low. You will overcome obstacles!

Bad – Michael Jackson

The sky is the limit!

Lovely Day – Bill Withers

And you know.. it is going to be a lovely day.

Get Down Saturday Night – Oliver Cheatham

And then you realise, I am going to have some fun myself.

One More Time – Daft Punk

One more time, we are going to celebrate. You are doing good.

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

If you feel good, flaunt it!

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Do we need to say more why this one is on the list?

NiceDay App

In NiceDay you can plan activities. Try to plan an music activity and discover the effect of music on your mood. Compare your experiences before and after listening to your favourite music. Follow our NiceDay Spotify to listen to the playlists our coaches put together!

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Sarah Goslinga

My name is Sarah Goslinga, psychologist and coach at NiceDay. It's important to me that you have a real connection with your coach and that you feel you can discuss anything. There are many different things I like to do, such as making music, roller skating or dancing!

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