A new study says that listening to 78 minutes of music a day helps you maintain good mental health. But you can still get therapeutic results from only 11 minutes, and just five minutes can boost your happiness.
That’s the amount recommended by the British Academy of Sound Therapy for maintaining good mental health. But you can’t just listen to one specific type of music. There’s actually a formula. You need:
14 minutes of “uplifting” music to feel happy.
16 minutes of “calming” music to feel relaxed.
16 minutes of whatever you choose to overcome sadness.
15 minutes of “motivating” music to aid concentration.
And another 17 minutes of whatever you choose to help manage your anger.
Even though they recommend 78 minutes, 11 minutes a day still has therapeutic benefits, and you can boost your happiness with just FIVE minutes.