#1
Hey, im a 15 year old guy wanting to be a musician. Im getting checked for Bipolar Disorder. I love listening to music, but its getting really annoying, because when im trying to focus a thougt comes to my head and i forget the music. When listening is supposed to be fun, its just making me angry, because i forget to listen alll the time, can anyone help?
#3
focus on individual instruments rather than just listening to the vocals or all, and switch between instruments and focus on diferent independant sounds. it's kinda like meditation
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focus on individual instruments rather than just listening to the vocals or all, and switch between instruments and focus on diferent independant sounds. it's kinda like meditation

i think this a great way to enjoy music overall
just listen to a song over and over again, but every time focus on a different instrument or aspect of the song all the way (works better if you're
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#5
I recommend you reflect on your listening habits.  A lot of people are casual listeners, some exclusively.  That is to say, their is a difference between listening to pass the time and/or entertain yourself while doing other things (walking, exercising, driving, homework, etc) and listening for the sake of listening.   

I suppose my offering is this - reflect on how you listen, when you listen, and equally important, why you're listening.  Then, I suggest you sit down with the music one-on-one.  

Perhaps doing a five minute stream-of-consciousness in a journal will help clear your mind before a listening session (the one-on-one time).  
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#6
Are you stressing out or worried about stuff all the time? If so, you may need to get those problems in order before you can truly focus and really enjoy anything. 
#8
What type of music do you listen to? Depends on rhe structure of the song. It may be too intricate or not as intricate depending on your thought process.
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Are you stressing out or worried about stuff all the time? If so, you may need to get those problems in order before you can truly focus and really enjoy anything. 
yeah it doesn't matter what your approach to music is, you gotta resolve the stuff that consistently distracts you (assuming you want to listen to music unhindered).
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#11
Thanks for all the advice, its really helpful. Yes im stressed, im stressed about personal issues and stuff so...
#12
Before you take any of my advice, speak to a professional, as many people with psychological issues can react very badly tooooo.....


Meditation. Do some research on vipassana meditation. You don't have to go full monk, 10-15 minutes a day can be absolutely lifechanging. What you describe, with thought pouring into your conciousness, happens to everyone non stop. We aren't always aware of it, but its always happening. Meditation is basically a way of noticing these thoughts, which is the first step to controlling them.

Meditation has shit tonnes of other benefits, but thats a basic start.