WRITTEN BY: Gabby Jones, Music Therapy Intern
Everyone has busy lives, in some way, shape, or form. Often, it’s hard to find time to take care of ourselves. We get too caught up with work or school, or being a partner or a parent or a friend to others, that we forget to focus on our own needs. We neglect our bodies and our minds the self-care it needs because we simply lack the time for it.
Luckily, however, it doesn’t have to be that way. Self-care can be as simple as sitting still with our own thoughts for 5 or 10 minutes. With easy steps for self-care practices in mind, I was inspired to create a music playlist full of songs for relaxing, meditating, or simple listening. These songs help encourage peacefulness and introspection in the time I set aside for myself, and I aim to encourage that same time of peacefulness and introspection for other listeners. You can access the full audio files on this Spotify Play List, YouTube Play List, or simply look up individual songs from the list below:
What are some of your favorite songs for relaxation or meditation? What songs make you feel your best?
Additionally, check out this article on music and mindfulness for hobby musicians, performers, and simple music lovers alike!
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