Enrich your days and soothe your nights with song

Perk up your wake-up. The right song can inspire you to greet the day. Pick an up-tempo tune you know will boost your spirit. If possible, set your alarm to wake you up with your rise-and-shine song. Or, have it ready to play as soon as your feet hit the floor.

Ease your stress. Music helps relax tense muscles and lower stress hormones. Plus, it can take your mind off your troubles. So, when you feel the pressure building, put on some calming music in the background — and let your worries float away.

Get your ZZZs. There's a reason lullabies are used to on babies. Soft, rhythmic music soothes the mind. And, when it's part of a bedtime routine, it can help signal your body that it's time to sleep.

Find other ways music can enhance your life here.