You know when you can’t focus because you heart is racing, your mind won’t stop creating awful thoughts, breathing like you ran a marathon, shaking like you drank a pot of coffee and 2 Redbulls,
that was me this morning while driving to therapy…
I went to talk about some trauma in my past so I can move past it in a health way, and become a better version of myself. I didn’t want to, I was scared, I didn’t know what was going to happen. My mind was telling me I was going to chicken out or that it would ruin the next couple days because I was going to dwell on everything we spoke about today..
On the drive I put on my “anxiety” playlist and just listened.
Music clears my mind.
Music touches my soul.
Music calms my nerves.
Music puts me in a good mood.
I felt 10x better just listening and not thinking. I calmed down and repeated “I can do this!” between songs. I went into the office with a positive mind frame and I DID IT! Yes! I walked out proud, stood tall and then jammed some more on my way home.
I love to listen to any and all Senses Fail, Halsey, and Post Malone. I’m listing a fraction of what I love to hear but I picked the songs that have a meaning to me, from the lyrics or songs that are just fun and put me back in a good mood if I’m feeling blah.
Maybe you can find a new song to help pick you up too!
There’s slower songs that I love the lyrics to which help me breathe while listening and of course upbeat/fun songs to boost your mood!
Alessia Cara – Scars to Your Beautiful
Angus & Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane
Animal Collective – My Girls
The B-52’s – Dance this Mess Around
Balance and Composure – Echo
Billie Eilish – idontwannabeyouanymore
Bishop Briggs – Wild Horses
Black Sabbath – Iron Man
Blind Melon – No Rain
Blink-182 – She’s out of her Mind
Brand New – Sic Transit Gloria…Glory Fades
Cardi B & YG – She Bad
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
The Chainsmokers Ft. Rozes – Roses
City and Colour – The Girl
City and Colour – Silver and Gold
Clean Bandit Ft. Sean Paul – Rockabye
Dirty Heads – Oxygen
Dua Lipa – New Rules
A Fine Frenzy – Electric Twist
G-Eazy & Halsey – Him & I
G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha – Me, Myself, & I
Gabbie Hanna – Out loud
The Gaslight Anthem – “45”
George Ezra – Budapest
Halsey – Lie (anything by Halsey)
Hootie & The Blowfish – Only wanna be with you
Icona Pop Ft. Charli XCX – I love it
Imagine Dragons – Thunder
Iron Maiden – Run to the Hills
Karmin – Panda (Remix)
Katy Perry – Rise
La Dispute – Such Small Hands (anything by them really)
Lady Gaga – Perfect Illusion
Logic – 1-800-273-8255
Luke Bryan – Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset
Maria Rodrigus – This is my Fight Song
Mark Morrison – Return of the Mack
Mike Mains & The Branches – Everything’s Gonna be Alright
Modest Mouse – Float on
Nirvana – Come as You are
Panic! At the Disco – Death of a Bachelor
Panic! At the Disco – High Hopes
Party Favor & NJOMZA – Caskets
Portugal The Man – Feel it Still
Post Malone – Candy Paint (anything by him!)
Post Malone – White Iverson
Prince – When Doves Cry
Sheryl Crow – If it makes you Happy
Sia – Bird Set Free
Sia – Alive
Sia ft. Sean Paul – Cheap Thrills
Sigur Rós – Ísjaki
Tigers Jaw – Spirit Desire
Natasha Bedingfield – Pocketful of Sunshine
Violent Femmes – Blister in the Sun
Walk off the Earth – I knew you were Trouble
William Singe – Work
Remember, when in doubt – dance it out!
Until next time.