Benefits of Baroque and Classical Music

Baroque Music Make You Smarter

Baroque music makes you smarter, healthier, more mentally well-adjusted and athletic. How’s that for a laundry list of good things to be had?

Baroque music is said to have a positive effect on the brain in terms of learning and retaining information. Whether that is actually true or not, I can attest to the idea that I get more work done when listening to Baroque.

Something about alpha wave stimulation increases one’s retention while relieving stress from your brain. The other thing that just occurred to me was whether it worked because it works or if it works because I believe it works.

Just be aware that there are folks out there who strongly disagree with the idea that Baroque or Classical music can improve your mental function. While they are certainly entitle to have and to hold their opinion on the matter, I take the position that it helps me. If you want to see if it will help you, then trying it out is in order.

Some of you young folks who feel classical is not cool, or boring or whatever need to remember that Baroque was the rock music of its era.  Try it out for yourself and see if you receive any of the benefits listed here.

Effects of Baroque and Classical Music

The story is that Baroque and Classical music in general can:

  1. Lift your spirits and improve your outlook
  2. Relieve anxiety and lower stress levels
  3. Helps relieve Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  4. Boosts your creativity because the music helps you see things in different ways.
  5. It can help you raise your test scores.
  6. Study for school.
  7. Improves performance in general.

Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom, Correct and Clear Thinking.

Senbonzakura – Lindsey Stirling – Baroque or Classical?

Is this Baroque music? I honestly don’t know, but it sounds like it to my ear.  Violin music, especially that which seems to have Irish influence, appeals to my ear and calms me down at the same time it inspires me to action.

Baroque and Classical Music’s Effects on Health

Some of the positive effects of this type of music include

  • Blood pressure reduction
  • Stroke recovery
  • Post partum symptom relief
  • Reduces feelings of fatigue
  • Alleviates depression
  • Improves athletic performance

Blood pressure can be lowered in many cases by listening to 30 minutes of Baroque or Classical music.  In addition to general recover in the stroke patient’s ability to function,  fine-grained neuroanatomical modifications have been shown to be present after a time in the brain.

This is worth quoting and referencing for folks with epilepsy affecting their families:

Anti-seizure effect: The latest 2014 study revealed that listening to Mozart K 448 (Sonata for Two Pianos in D major) reduced the seizure recurrence and epileptiform discharges in children epilepsy. The antiepileptic effect of Mozart’s sonata has been earlier demonstrated by Taiwanese scientists.1

Truthfully, when I started researching for this post I was not expecting the range of positive effects to be so broad. It makes you smarter, healthier and more athletic.

The litany of benefits is so long as to be astonishing to me, even today, when I had long thought I knew the benefits to be had. I am even more inclined now to make sure my future kids get a good daily dose of Baroque and Classical music.

Benefits To the Home Based Business Owner

Whether you are a member of the growing community of work at home moms, work at home dads, or the other folks who have made the transition from the cubicle to the kitchen, maximizing your energy levels and recuperative capabilities is critical.  These musical styles can help.

The aid in migraine headaches, energy levels and recuperation from stress levels are things to which I can personally attest. It simply works wonders for me.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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Journaling, The Why and The What

Journaling

As you march towards that mystical state of working 100% from home in a more than profitable state, you need to remember that it is important you record your journey. You cannot analyze that which you do not record.

Function of a Journal

For many people, myself included, journaling is comforting. Your journal is your confidant. Your journal is your perfectly discrete confidant, I might add. The only person who reads it is yourself and whoever to whom you entrust it.

As a soundboard, it listens with perfect understanding and acknowledgment with absolutely zero judgment. A journal is where you can write everything with absolutely no danger of confusing outbursts of recriminations because of deliberate or inadvertant misinterpretation of what you said (wrote.)

Your journal is also proof that whatever insanities with which you are now dealing, things which may seem to be end of the world bad, you will live through it. You will come out the other side.

Why do I say this? Because you’ve already done it.

How can I say this? Because if you are keeping a journal, you wrote it down.

There are, of course, lots of brighter, more sunshine and moonbeams with butterflies and faeries dancing types of reasons to keep a journal. It is just that giving you a very dramatic, potentially lifesaving reason for keeping a journal seemed to be the way to go.

The Why

Why you should keep a journal:

  1. It helps you to remember important things.
  2. It promotes creativity.
  3. You can accurately record things as you actually see them without filtering them for political correctness or social acceptability.

A journal helps you to remember the good times, especially during the bad. The mental and emotional benefits of regular writing are well documented. Your journal is both therapist and best buddy.

Regular or daily recordings promote your creativity. Authors of The Creativity Cure, Drs. Carrie and Alton Barron, advise us to skip Microsoft Word altogether; a pen is better.

Some years ago, I took a copywriting course from AWAI. Their strong advice was to do the exercises with pen or pencil and paper, not on the computer. Your writer’s ‘voice’ is apparently tied much more closely to the complex web of nerves, tendons and muscles you write with than to the 8 or so muscles you use to type.

As I recall from another course there are some thousands of muscles used in cursive writing and only 8+ used for typing. The mind/body connection is stronger when you write it yourself rather than typing it.

In your journal, you can truly let fly with exactly what you think. Truly. It is a freeing experience to write down exactly what you really think. Write stuff of this nature in your journal, not on your Facebook timeline. A lot of people are finding their comments on Facebook are coming back to haunt them.

Sure, I still believe in free speech. I am what you call a strict constructionist with regards to the Constitution. The three paragraphs or so that this line of thought just set off will make a good post.  You need to remember there are those out there who believe it their place in life to make you pay for public statements with which they do not agree.

Put it in your journal.

Whatever you believe is wrong with the world today, you need to write it down so your kids know. It is a 100% certainty they will not learn it in school or for what passes for the ‘press’ or ‘journalism’ today.

Truth is, your journal may be the only way the future knows what really happened in the world today. Think of all the journals that now sit in museums, in the Library of Congress, in the Vatican even. These were just people writing what they believed. Your voice whispering to the future has no agenda other than what you believe to be the truth.

The How

Digital or Online Journals

There are many options for keeping a digital journal. I say ‘digital’ because I want to differentiate digital from online.

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There are tons of software packages out there. Some are shareware, some freeware. Some are sold as regular software packages are sold. I recommend you start with one of the freeware options. Just above here is one I found on on softonic. I have never used it but it seemed like it comes with a reasonable feature set. You can read more about it here.

Just remember to back it up and print it all from time to time so you have a physical copy. Your data is not 100% safe until you do so.

Physical Journals

The how to keep a physical journal has as many answers are there are methods of binding paper together. It is a matter of personal choice. The number of choices are staggering.

  • Leather bound journals
  • Paper bound journals
  • Loose leaf kept in various binders
  • Archival quality paper journals bound in fabric covered strong board and leather.

There have been a number of leaders who used spiral notebooks to keep their journals havings someone else transcribe them. I know of one case where they simply used paper pads, filling them up one after the other. When a dozen or so were full the pages were torn from the pad and bound just as they were written down.

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Sources for bound paper journals:

  1. Wal-Mart and similar stores
  2. Bookstores
  3. Online shopping

Journals bought from Wal-Mart, one of which I currently use, are not a bad choice. They are reasonably priced and come in a large selection of bindings and colors.

My next journal will most likely be in a one of those neat WilsonJones Account books. Yes, I know it is strictly speaking not designed as a journal, but I like the weight of it.

RecordBookIt has not only weight, but the pages are of that heavy, acid free stock that will survive a nuclear war and the ache of ages accumulating on it. Go into the records of any county in this country and you will see similar books a century old, still legible and still capable of being handled by interested parties. To me, this feels like the most permanent solution.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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Buying Books At A Discount

Buying Books At A Discount

From time to time in my blogs I will reference books which I feel will be beneficial to you in your pursuit of whatever it is you pursue. Used to be I would set up my own affiliate link and, since I was promoting the books if you bought through me I would get an override.

While that is all well and good, I am now giving you another link through which you can save money on not just books, but everything. I sent my mom flowers for her birthday and got 19%+ cash back.

19%, I just think that is awesome.

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TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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Why Do Women Shop More Than Men?

Why Do Women Shop? (More Than Men)

Well, when I started out this blog post, I was not so sure I believed it to be the case. Tim loves to shop. He hates WalMart but he loves to shop for books, cars and guns.

As I researched for this article, though, I found that women do have an edge in terms of who likes to shop more. There is a deeply ingrained reason for this, too, going back some 8 to 10 thousand years.

According to Steve Taylor, Ph.D1.

For hundreds of thousands of years, until around 8000 BCE, all human beings lived as hunter-gatherers—that is, they survived by hunting wild animals (the man’s job) and foraging for wild plants, nuts, fruit, and vegetables (the woman’s job). I learned a lot of surprising things about the “hunter-gatherer” lifestyle in my research. For example, it wasn’t a particularly hard life. When anthropologists began to look systematically at how modern-day hunter-gatherers use their time, they discovered that, far from exhausting themselves in their search for food, they actually spent only 12 to 20 hours per week at it. (This led anthropologist Marshall Sahlins to call hunter-gatherers “the original affluent society.”)

Interestingly, women were the main “breadwinners” in hunter-gatherer groups. Anthropologists estimate that women’s gathering provided around 80-90 percent of groups’ food —a fact which has led some anthropologists to suggest that these peoples should be renamed gatherer-hunters. This is also meant that their diet was largely vegetarian (only around 10-20 percent meat), and also quite healthy, with a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, roots and nuts, all eaten raw.

Earlier on he also made the comment that

  1. Men get bored after about 26 minutes of shopping while women like to stay two hours. I can attest to Tim; he is ready to go after 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. 80% of men say they don’t like shopping with their wives or girlfriends.
  3. 45% of men refuse at all costs to go shopping with their significant other.
  4. Half of shopping trips end in an argument because men have bought what they came for and are ready to go while women like to simply shop.

According to this author it appears that our various shopping habits are based in women’s historical role as the gatherers of the group while men were the hunters.

You can go here and enjoy the rest of the article. While I don’t know if I agree with everything the man says, it is definitely worth reading.

Why Women Buy

Knowing why women buy is the first step to gaining their business.

Bridget Brennan, Forbes contributor, has this2 to say on the subject:

The real reason is sobering. In virtually every society in the world, women have primary care-giving responsibilities for both children and the elderly (and often, just about everybody else in-between). In this primary caregiving role, women find themselves buying on behalf of everyone else in their lives.

Why I Shop

Well, it gets me out of the house. If I go with friends it gives us something to do while we walk and talk. A shopping trip is a perfect way to visit with friends. Besides, you never know what you are going to come up on in the way of unexpected bargains, true?

Why I Shop Online

I shop online because the best buys can almost always be found online. No, online shopping will not replace entirely the in person shopping experience. If shopping for the best deal is THE point the majority of the time, maybe. But sometimes getting out and shopping has very little to do with what I am shopping for and more about moving about in the world.

Besides, a lot times I don’t know I want something until I see it. Coming back home and checking my cash back deals to see if I can get a better deal is always fun, too.

My Top Cash Back Site

My top cash back site is http://getcashbackwithMJ.com. Yes, I am an affiliate with Dubli but I got tired of trying to remember that long BA number Tim gave me so we made it simple.

Double Digit Cash Back

Go to getcashbackwithMJ.com and you will find yourself saving 6% and often even double digit cash back percentages. Tim sent his mom flowers for her birthday and was rewarded with over 19% cash back!

Regards,

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Mary Jane Singleton
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1. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/out-the-darkness/201402/why-men-dont-shopping-and-most-women-do

2. http://www.forbes.com/sites/bridgetbrennan/2013/03/06/the-real-reason-women-shop-more-than-men/

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How To Get Self-Confidence

Fear and Success

Tim and MJNot ‘Fear OF Success.’ ‘Fear of Success’ is a phrase I find objectionable and offensive.

The word ‘offensive’ has become an object of contempt for me, especially in this day and time when it seems everyone walks around like one of those old spiked sea mines just waiting to be touched off, or rather offended.

I don’t believe anyone is afraid to succeed. They are afraid to fail because failure has since childhood been held up as the end. Failure has been equated with death, death and condemnation for all eternity. Being labeled a failure has been equated with passing through the gates of Hell and into the Inferno and it is just so much BS.

“One of the irreparable losses to the human race lies in the lack of knowledge that there is a definite method through which Self-confidence can be developed in any person of average intelligence.” -Napoleon Hill

Fear, fear is what locks you down, freezes you up and exposes you to damage by dangers to which were you living as the human you were designed to be, given the talents to be, would be inconveniences to dealt with and checked off your Day-Timer to do list, not something that threatens to annihilate you as a person.

There is one thing that is indeed true about fear.

Where fear rules, failure is certain.

Overcoming Fear

Why do you think the action genre of books and movies is so popular? Because for a short time, somewhere around 3 hours or less, suspended disbelief has you in a position of complete and total self-confidence. Whatever exciting and endangering event occurs next, you know that you are going to come out of top.

It is Hollywood, after all and Hollywood wants you to come back.

You Need to Lose Your Temper

Man or woman, you need to lose your temper. That is my considered opinion.

You need to think about all those busy bodies who messed with your mind as a child, who spent time screwing around with other people’s lives at work instead of doing their jobs. You know the type, the aunt that tells you not to get too full of yourself because pride goeth before a fall and hang on a sec, I need to vomit. The boss who sneers at your job performance despite the fact that you KNOW you nailed it; you know you did a GOOD job.

You need to get mad and reclaim the fact that you are a child of Divinity and are entitled to success. YOU need to believe in yourself. YOU, yourself. Forget everyone and everybody else.

Forget about what your crazy old gall and wormwood bitter aunts thought of you, YOU need to believe in yourself. Remember that in many cases, the very people to which you should have been able to go to as you developed growing up failed you. Some out of ignorance, some out of spite. Either way, it was not your fault and you get to start over fresh from right where you are this very second.

What Happens When You Start to Believe In Yourself

People start to see a change in you. When they see that change they start to prefer your company. They will seek your opinion and value it.

True self-confidence is quiet and calm, not the loud boisterousness of the high school jock or the over ambitious Wallstreet Gekko types whose self-worth is measured by how much damage he can cause others.

Self-confidence is the true knowledge of what you are capable of while egotism is only based upon what you wish you knew or could do. Learn the difference because those who do know the difference can smell it.

If you have self-confidence, it is a good idea to let those around you discover it. The pride they feel in the discovery protects you from suspicions of egotism.

“Opportunity never stalks the person with a highly developed state of egotism, but brick-bats and ugly remarks do.” -Napoleon Hill.

Self-confidence should only speak through the language of constructive service and action, or ‘value’ as we call it in the attraction marketing arena, without a big fuss. Believe in yourself, have that self-confidence, but to not tell the world what you can do-SHOW IT!

One of the best routes to true self-confidence is to get the skills you need. You should feel highly self-confident right now …in your ability to go get those skills.

Now you need to do it. Go and get those skills here.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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Self-Confidence and the Six Fears

Self-Confidence

“You Can Do It if You Believe You Can!”

We have all heard this in one form or fashion over the years. Some decide they do believe it and go on to success. Others say they believe and they are going to get right on it

…just… as soon as… fill in the blank of whatever excuses we have all heard and made over the years.

Telling me or someone else you believe you can achieve does you exactly no good, other than it is probably good for you to hear the words coming out of your own mouth.

Self-Confidence and the Skeptic

If you have all this self-confidence you claim to have, why are you not stepping up?

To address a different segment of readers, if you know you have no self-confidence do you know why? Why is it you see folks you know are not as smart as you succeed?

I think I figured it out.

It occurs to me that folks with no self-confidence are their own worst skeptics. Somewhere along the line someone consistently doubted your ability to succeed. Even when you did, the huffy commentator opined, it was lucky you did not kill yourself or embarrass yourself and the family to no end.

What is it you are afraid of?

I don’t exclude myself from this question. I could not figure out what would paralyze me and wash from my brain all those so wonderful plans of action I would come up with while in the throes of being just as miserable at work as a hapless canine who just missed making it into the building door by inches during one of those hard lake effect snow storms I read about.

Seriously, I have made it home and been so tired but also frustrated because I could not keep my eyes open long enough to do anything and anyways, I could not remember all the pieces of the plan of action.

I did figure it out.

Six Basic Fears

The six basic fears are:

  1. The fear of Poverty
  2. The fear of Old Age
  3. The fear of Criticism
  4. The fear of the Loss of Love of Someone
  5. The fear of Ill Health
  6. The fear of Death

Why is it if you are so afraid of being in poverty you don’t just strike out and work until the sun comes up, drive to work, stagger back in the front door and work until the sun comes up again and do it until you are rich?

I have known two fellows who did that and they got it right in a year or less and started living the boo yee tuh ful life of Riley.

So, why not you? I haven’t a clue except to say that in my case I really did hate looking stupid to other people. Poverty was not the fear that was holding me back, it was the fear of criticism. Then something my sweet wife said got into my brain and worked its way down into the basement where those little @#$%ers Stephen King is always jawing about work away from the light of day.

She said, “What do you care what they say or think. They don’t pay our bills. It is just like arguing with a nut on the road. It resolves nothing and puts no money in your pocket.”

I paraphrased, but she was right.

Guard Your Mind; Only Accept Advice From Those Qualified To Give It1

“oh, that’ll never work,” says a friend. At which point you meekly surrender all your dreams and go back to whatever it is that feeds you but makes you miserable.

That sounds more like a drug habit than a job now as I look at what I just wrote. Anyhooo….

Look where you friend who just offered you his grand and oh, so sophisticated opinion on your dream lives!

Most likely he ain’t living your dream, either. Why would you take advice or correction from another loser? I don’t mean that to be harsh; I just mean why would you take advice on what you want to do from someone who is incapable of doing what you want to do?

Find Your Fear

Work you way through what it is you are really afraid of so that you can put it in context. Once you figure out that fulfilling your dreams of building a healthy business online will relieve you of most of what you are afraid of you just might catch on fire and start putting in the work.

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Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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1 Stay tuned for an in depth article on why guarding your mind is so important.