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2018 is creeping up quickly, which means that it’s time to start thinking about what the New Year has in store for you.

Whether your goal is to learn a new language, find motivation to get fit, be less stressed and more mindful, improve your memory, or become an entrepreneur, music and playlists can help propel you to success. Consider these 5 areas that you could improve on in the coming year.

1. Memory

Not only does music soothe the soul, but it has also been shown to positively affect memory tasks –particularly music that induces “emotive states.” This is because music activates the limbic system (which is involved in memory and emotional processing). In addition, “therapeutic” music has been used to enhance memory in Alzheimer’s disease patients through provoking emotional responses. Whether you are hoping to improve your memory for school or remember to take out the garbage, Spotify can help with playlists like Intense Studying, Study Zone, and Instrumental Study, all of which feature soothing tracks to help make you more focused.

2. Language

From Chinese, to Spanish, to French, there is a playlist for every language-learning-desire. You can read through every French manual that Chapters has, but without hearing the language being spoken, your ability to speak it will be sub-par at best. Turn on a playlist and give yourself a few months of steady listening and learning.

3. Spirituality

Many say that listening to certain music can be a spiritual experience. Playlists can be the same. On Spotify, there are Guided Meditation playlists, which feature voices…

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