Ukulele-playing can serve as major stress reliever for college students

Published by adviser, Author: Felix Adler - Commentary, Date: January 29, 2015

Life is constantly throwing stress in our lives, especially as college students. Between classes, relationships, money, family, work, etc., it really seems like we just cannot get ahead of anything. While there are many ways to deal with stress like having a cigarette or going to the gym, one of the most rewarding ways to take a breather from it all is to play the ukulele.

It is a very simple instrument, consisting of only four strings, and really takes no musical knowledge to learn. Once pick your uke up for the first time, you will instantly start to feel a calming sensation, and to learn how to play, all you need to do is visit one of the many YouTube experts. One of the best parts about playing the ukulele is that there is a ukulele version of just about every song in existence. It does not matter if you listen to classical or heavy metal, chances are there is a uke version of it.

While playing your ukulele, it gives you some time to take a step back and think about the issues at hand. It allows you a bit of time to decide the best course of action to confront the issue the right way, which is a key factor in reducing the amount of stress that you are dealing with. 

The therapeutic qualities of playing ukulele, or any instrument for that matter, is something that many people miss in their lives. When playing an instrument, every other problem in life disappears and it is just you and the music that you are making. It is a fantastic feeling and when you get really good at it, you can even help other people escape their day-to-day routine too. If you pick up a ukulele, you will have lot of fun, and maybe even lead a healthier life too.



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