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Have you ever noticed that most people tend to listen to sad music when they’re feeling down and out? The more upset they are, the more emotional the music they go for is, right?

Well, to be completely honest there are lots of different reasons why we as human beings tend to do this, but the most obvious one is that it helps us get out our emotions. Music puts things into words and sounds that most of us struggle to come to terms with. I know, at least for me, this is quite true.

Below, I am going to go over some of the more prominent reasons why we tend to go for sad music when we’re not feeling the best. These reasons overall seem quite true for me and for the people I am closest to, but will they resonate with you? I guess in the end, some of us have our own reasons and that’s perfectly fine as well.

5 Reasons Why We Tend To Listen To Sad Music When We’re Feeling Down:

1. Sad music can be quite nostalgic.

When we listen to something that is sad, it might bring us down a bit, but not in an overly intense way. For instance, if you’re thinking of someone from your past listening to sad music can bring forth memories and more thoughts of that person. This is important for processing and letting go of baggage, to be honest.

2. It can be comforting.

I know, it might not always seem comforting from the outside looking in, but when someone is listening to sad music when they’re down they’re resonating with the things that the artist is saying. They feel much less alone during these moments because through that song they know others have felt the way they do as well.

3. It helps us understand what we’re feeling.

Listening to sad music when down helps us to figure out, more-so, what is going on inside. It puts things into words that we otherwise might not be capable of. I know, this sounds like a lot, but it’s important to be aware of.

4. It keeps our minds busy.

Listening to sad music is in a way a good means of meditation and clearing the mind. It helps you to focus and work through things so that you can clear them out when you’re ready. While a lot of people think dwelling is bad, it’s fine from time to time, especially when you’re working through a new wound.

5. It can boost our moods in the end/long run.

When you’re not feeling well, one of the best things you can do in my opinion is to listen to sad music and work to process what you’re feeling. Through doing this in the long-run, you’re boosting your mood and setting yourself up for more. I know, it’s not easy, but it’s important.