Feel-good music

Good morning, beauties! I woke up today feeling pretty meh (due to weird love-type shit which I’ll explain one day in a later post) but when I realized I was home alone for once, I could enjoy myself! There’s something so incredibly peaceful about having an empty house that’s all yours to play in for the day. I think I might actually get stuff done today ;)

Before I get into my possible to do list, I want to share a little anxiety-buster with you: singing!

I love to sing. I like to think I have a pretty good voice, but in all honesty it can just be super fun and a healthy way to wake up. I’m a morning person, but I’m still working on the waking up part har har. I’ve read a few articles about the benefits of singing, such as: working the muscles of your body (yes, even when sitting!), controlling your breathing, lowering blood pressure, increasing blood circulation, etc. It’s a lovely little workout that makes you feel super good about yourself and life. It doesn’t matter if you don’t sound like Beyonce, as long as you enjoy it, you should do it. If you want to read up more about the benefits of singing, here’s a decent link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10168914/All-together-now-singing-is-good-for-your-body-and-soul.html

Along with singing, I’ve noticed that the right kind of music can really lift me up (even when I’m feeling downright awful). I would stay away from sad/heartbreaking songs that might influence your mood in a much more negative way. As beautiful and magical as Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” is, it’s probably not going to help you feel happier. So here is a small playlist of the songs that work for me on meh mornings!

“Love Me or Let Me Go”- Avery

“Go Screw Yourself”- Avery

“Postcard”- Bridgit Mendler

“Anklebiters”- Paramore

“Wings”- Little Mix

“Cityscapes”- Katie Costello

“Dark Horse”- Katy Perry

“Pearl”- Katy Perry

“Us”- Regina Spektor

As for my possible to do list for the day, yesterday J (best friend/ex/?) brought over pots of flowers that I want to plant so I should probably get going on that. Then I shall do the dishes, tidy up my room, finish up my laundry, get my appointments figured out, and… I don’t know. I guess, leave some room in my schedule for some bad-assery and magical shit?

Peace out, you majestic creatures! Keep on doing you. ♥

What songs are on your feel-good playlist? Do you enjoy singing? What song have you been playing on repeat lately? (For me it’s “Empty” by The Story So Far) What is on your majestic to do list this spring morning?

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6 thoughts on “Feel-good music

  1. It is incredible how easily we can be affected by music. As I just recently told my own readers, it can take us back in time or help to keep us present. It can even send us forward to think about our future. Hearing a certain song can go a long way to help alleviate stress, centre us and bring true joy into our day. I’m glad to see that you’ve found the power of music for yourself.

    As for your question…
    I don’t have an I Pod or anything to the equivalent. I used to listen to music on the computer throughout the day as I worked but I had to do a recent upgrade that has left me temporarily without sound. I definitely miss the music. Hopefully, I’ll get it back up and running in no time.

    L.

    • I totally agree Lisa. You are the person in charge of Path of Positivity, yes?
      That’s unfortunate about the computer. I hope that gets fixed soon, I can only imagine how annoying that must be.

      • That’s me! I wanted to create a challenge but do something different so the Path of Positivity sprung from a weekly ‘column’ I had on my own personal blog called “Motivational Monday”. I am thrilled with how it has been accepted. Sure there are quite a few people who just see whether or not their creation can fit in somehow but then there are others who embrace and create specifically for the challenge. Your mother has been a true Godsend and I don’t know what I’d do without her. It is easy to see that writing talent runs in your family.

        You may or may not know that I have started a ‘column’ on the challenge blog called ‘Ponderings along the Pathway’. If you are ever interested in becoming a guest columnist, I would love to have your unique perspective. I could provide you with a list of upcoming themes and if at any point you are inspired to write about one of the topics, you would just have to let me know.

        As far as the computer goes, yes, the current issues have been rather annoying both financially and time wise but it will get there sooner or later!

      • That’s really stellar. I’m happy that something amazing came out of your creation 🙂 My mom mentions it a lot and it sounds like a lovely thing. Thank you, that would be so nice! I’d be more than happy to be a part of it.

  2. whenever a scary part in a show came on and the kids were watching, I muted the sound and they were fine with Yes I agree that music plays an important part in our moods. I love most kinds of music, but Plain White T’s, Katy Perry (Roar) and Adele are some of my faves.

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