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How music helps me during Corona

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The last few days I use my Spotify Premium subscription much more than before (I don’t usually listen to that much music). Especially if you spend most of your time indoors and only talk in videoconferences, on the phone or with bakery staff, it’s nice to break the silence with music. Sure, it is never quiet in my apartment in an apartment building with rather thin walls. Often I hear the music that the neighbours play (it’s always the same music), I hear the neighbours talking loudly to each other and I hear them watching TV.

But listening to music myself is much better then. Firstly, it blocks out the annoying noises from the house and secondly, I can choose what I listen to myself. Most of the time I listen to the personalized playlists that Spotify has adapted to my musical taste. And all in all, listening to music really does lift my mood.

Nevertheless, I hope that the restrictions imposed by Corona will soon decrease again. Even though I’m rather introverted and need a lot of time for myself, I somehow feel the need to be able to go out and talk to people directly again.

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