Earworm holes: Choose your mental circuit training

An earworm is a song that bores through your brain because you overheard a snatch from someone’s ipod, shopping mall muzac,  or a random radio station.  An earworm can drive you nuts, especially if it’s something like the song by the purple dinosaur (some countries use that as torture for political prisoners). It’s like some evildoer is programming your brain wave for failure.

How can you get rid of an earworm?

You can’t.

But you can find another song that has better brain balance–both upbeat music and positive lyrics. I like the song “I just want to Celebrate” by Rare Earth. In fact, I’ve been making a habit of singing this earworm to myself when I get up every morning to forestall whatever else I might have been thinking:

“I just want to celebrate another day of living.
I just want to celebrate another day of life!

I just want to celebrate – yeah, yeah –another day of living – yeah
I just want to cel-e-brate another day of L—I—F—E!”

This earworm has a bouncy, upbeat sound and makes me feel good. It’s like circuit training for my synapses. I don’t even know the rest of the lyrics, but the chorus works for me.

What difference does it make what tune an earworm buzzes in your brain? A lot.

An evil earworm disturbs your brain balance, centering your thoughts on things you don’t want.

What kind of day will you have if you sing “I can’t get no satisfaction” all day long.  Or “You’re so vain you probably think this song is about you.”  How about  “I hate myself for loving you” which I heard as a workout tune at Curves.  A negative earworm eats away at your good vibrations and lowers your excitation.

No, thank you. I don’t want that kind of circuit training, and it took me a week to get that earworm out of my nerve cells. That may have been the week I quit Curves.

I have stopped listening to the radio because I don’t want to program my brain with the mostly negative tunes that people play. The music may be upbeat, but  often the words often are not, and if I know the words, I hear them,  even if the music is instrumental.  So I choose my own tunes to get my brain waves going in the right direction. I’ve been choosing my tunes carefully.

The brain needs circuit training because repeated thoughts, and the energy they create,  become things.  Choose the ones you want to have.

Don’t let an earworm get you down. Do some brain balance circuit training and  “Celebrate, Celebrate, dance to the music!”  “On a clear day, you can see forever. ”


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3 Responses to Earworm holes: Choose your mental circuit training

  1. Very interesting! I never thought of it this way, but you’re right. There are some songs that, when stuck in your head, can mess up your whole day. It’s much better to choose your own music so you can be inspired, comforted, and relaxed. Thanks for sharing!

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