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Travel Hacks Part 3 – Create your Ambience

An opportunity to listen

Set yourself up for success – create your ambience

Mood music

Whilst educational or self-development programmes and podcasts have a clear role in terms of enriching our lives with information, music has incredible power to benefit our lives and our health, and we could use this to our advantage if we start to incorporate it into our travel routine to create the right ambience.

Music has a mathematical structure, which means it’s actually giving our brains a workout as we listen, making us more alert whilst creating and strengthening our neural pathways. The right kind of music can also lower blood pressure, improve sleep and ease anxiety, which is perfect ahead of a big event or meeting. When you combine music and movement, you will start to release “feel-good” hormones, such as dopamine, and serotonin.

Equally, because of the great power music has, it’s worth taking care not to play the kind of music that sets us on edge or makes us feel sad, when we want to be feeling the opposite. It’s about using music to influence your mood, energy and perspective and get you into the right ’emotional soundtrack’ for the situation you are in.

How do you create your ambience?

If you don’t have anything in mind, most streaming platforms allow you to search for content by mood, if you haven’t already explored this feature.

Nature’s soundtrack

What’s your travel hack?

If you have any great tips for when you’re travelling, do share them. Stay tuned for the next part of this SNAP series on travel hacks next week (there are two more to come).

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