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The Style of Music You Listen to in the Car May Affect Your Stress Level as a Caregiver

Caregiver Stress in Jupiter FL

May we ask you a personal question? What type of music do enjoy listening to, for example, in the car on your way to work or on your way home? If you’re a family caregiver, such as taking care of your elderly mother or father, you might be feeling a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety as a result of the work you’re doing.

Stress can impact your family, personal relationships, friendships, work, and so much more. It’s not going to be easy for you to find the time to eliminate at least some of the stress from your life.

Caregiver Stress in Jupiter FL

Caregiver Stress in Jupiter FL

Some people have a tendency to ‘crank up the music’ in their car and believe that actually helps them become a bit more stress-free. However, the type of music you listen to can actually impact many aspects of your life, including your emotional mindset.

Hard, aggressive music. 

If you’re the type of individual who loves loud, hard, aggressive rock, rap, or hip-hop, depending on the type of music it actually is within that genre, it could be instigating your stress rather than alleviating it. You might sit there and smack your hands on the steering wheel as you cruise down the road, bounce in your seat, and feel like it’s helping, but what it’s doing is actually stirring up certain emotional reactions in your mind.

By the time you get to your destination, whether it’s your mother’s house, work, or home, you may feel a bit more relaxed or as though you care a little bit less about the little things that were bothering you before, but you may also notice an increase in your temper, a reduction in your patience, and more challenges.

This doesn’t, in any way, imply that hard, aggressive music isn’t a lot of fun and shouldn’t be enjoyed. However, when you’re heading over to your mother’s house or anywhere in particular while feeling so much stress and anxiety, it may be better to listen to something without lyrics, classical music for example, or nothing at all.

Take that opportunity to clear your mind, let go of frustration, anger, or impatience that may have resulted while you were at work. The type of music we listen to can have a direct impact on our emotional mindset when heading into a different environment.

This is a hot button topic, and if you’re taking it personally and getting upset about it, pay attention to how you feel not just immediately after listening to your favorite music, but your emotional frame of mind in the hour or couple of hours afterward. Your entire approach to a particular situation could change.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care to reduce caregiver stress in Jupiter, FL, please call the caring staff at Activa Home Health Care at (561) 819-4112.  Serving Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach and surrounding communities.

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Jon Fedele

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Activa Home Health
Jon Fedele is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Activa Home Health. During the past 15 years he has owned and operated several successful healthcare companies in South Florida.
“I am passionate about our community and the people we serve”, states Mr. Fedele. “We have an obligation to take care of our seniors and allow them the dignity to age safely and independently in their own homes”.

Jon is married and has three children. He enjoys waterskiing and spending time with his family and friends.

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