4 Ways To Celebrate International Country Music Day
Quick quiz! What’s the most played instrument in the world? The guitar.
Which state is considered the birthplace of country music? Nashville, Tennessee (DUH).
And Who is the best-selling country musician of all time? Garth Brooks.
September 17 is “International Country Music Day.” And whether you’re a fan of honky tonk, ballads, folk singers, or old school Taylor Swift, music has the power to heal. So roll your windows down, turn the music up, and check out these ways to celebrate this fabulous day, compliments of our friends from Virtua Health.
Turn the Volume Up!
We’ve all thrown on our favorite song to help brighten our mood or to get International Country Music Day started. And for good reason, music can help you handle emotions and lower stress, two very important things for living your best life.
But it doesn’t stop there! Music can also help increase your energy both at the gym or just doing work around the house. So don’t hesitate to blast your favorite tunes next time you need a pick me up or just need to feel the music.
Rock Your Favorite Flannel
“Look good, feel good” is more than just a catchy saying. In fact, the clothing you wear can directly affect your mood. It’s called “enclothed cognition.” So the next time you are deciding what to wear, choose some fits that make you feel the most confident.
Drop by Your Favorite Country Music Bar
Dancing and socializing is a great way to let out some stress. And dancing to some country tunes is a great way to burn some calories. Also, talking to friends and living in the moment can shake off the stress from the week.
Have a Mini Concert
Perform your own mini concert and sing along to your favorite country songs. Singing is a great workout for your lungs and can decrease your stress. Even if you don’t sound as great as T-Swift, singing along to your favorite songs is a great aerobic workout.