Have you ever noticed the unique patterns of emotions and thoughts while listening to your favorite music? I’m sure you must have done that. If not yet, tune in to your favorite song as per your current mood and see the magic. Music has a great and crazy infuence on one’s mood. It raises and lowers down your energy level with every moving sound beat. That’s the reason, we could best understand lyrics of a sad song in Depression and relate each word with our own life story. Similarly, Disco, Rap, and Dance numbers could be best enjoyed in Mania and you feel high with tons of energy and willing to explode happily 🙂
I experienced the same but noticed an interesting and strange behavior while listening to songs appropriate and favorable to my Bipolar episode. Sad songs may heal hurt emotions of a depressed to an extend but it could make the depression episode more severe. In the same way, Happy and Fast music could act like the mania catalyst and make a drastic shift to your energy level to an extend of psychotic behavior.
OK. Now try a new music therapy. Just plug in to the opposite music, like when you are depressed, listen to happy songs and think of good moments and when manic, play depressing songs to stabalize your mood.
It’s fun manipulating your mind. Keep playing with thoughts untill you could completely understand the mind functioning and easily handle mood fluctuations. I have learnt to live with my disease. It’s your turn now.
Best of Luck 🙂