In this "Brain Boost" segment of the MM Podcast, guest co-host Erica Curtis is back to talk with host Risa Williams about music, and how we can use music more deliberately in our everyday lives to help us get stuff done. They review neuroscience studies about music and motivation, and come up with some fun ways that you can use your playlist to help you finish doing everyday tasks that are making you feel stuck.
-How Risa wrote three books using music as a motivator
-How Erica uses music in fun ways to motivate her kids
-How Olympic athletes and performers often use music to prime their brains to do difficult things
-How you can use music more deliberately in your daily routine
...And other fun tips that will get you inspired to put on those playlists!
Tools discussed on the show: The Music Motivator from Risa's book: The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit, Time Parameters from Risa's new book: The Ultimate Self-Esteem Toolkit, timers and timed tasks, "Survive the Day" from Erica's book: The Innovative Parent, and "Dancing and Music Making" from Erica's new book: Art Therapy Activities for Kids.
Other related episodes: Episode 15: Perspective with Ian Whitney, and The Time Lab: The Music Motivator & Timed Sprints (where people test out the tools discussed in this episode).
Hosts: Risa Williams, (risawilliams.com, @risawilliamstherapy), and Erica Curtis, (therapywitherica.com, @ericakcurtis).
For info on books, workshops, guests, and future episodes, please visit: risawilliams.com.
*All tools discussed on the show are meant for educational purposes only and not as a replacement for therapy or medical advice.