Your Feel Good Playlist
“You are born with a melody in your brain, a song capable of keeping you balanced, bringing you peace from within and shaping your neurochemistry.”
That’s Sting writing about how our favorite songs can bring positive change into everyday life.
Which many of us practice to a certain extent already, but it’s worth getting very deliberate about leveraging the power of music to shift the vibe.
From the book Your Playlist Can Change Your Life, the authors share that science documents “the profound influence of music on your physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.”
They say music can be used to trigger various mental states, which is why your playlist can help “cleanse your mind of negative and unwanted thoughts and emotions, making it easier to reach goals, maintain alertness, and achieve an all-encompassing calm.”
No surprise, right? We inherently know the power of music to affect our vibrational state – so I imagine most of us already have a playlist for feeling good.
And if you don’t, it’s high time! This is easy and fun vibe management methodology here. 🙂
This post is inspired by a reader who recently asked me to share my feel good playlist, after she read this piece about Songs for Manifesters.
I actually have several playlists designed to make me feel better depending on where I’m at on the vibrational scale. One is called Chill Out (to use when tense or when it’s time to dial down), one named Life Is Good (for enhancing the feel good vibe), another titled It’ll Be Okay (for when I’m down), and a fun one called Get Busy (for quality time with a sweetie).
My ipod also sports a Wake Up playlist, an SHB list (for amping up the sexy), one to get the confidence up for presenting to a group, and a few others.
I’ll share a few selections from my Life Is Good playlist, but I’m most interested in getting new tips on great songs from you all:
- Will Smith – Gettin’ Jiggy With It
- Tesla – Getting Better
- Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride
- Pat Benatar – All Fired Up
- Lifehouse – Everything
- Kid Rock – All Summer Long
- James Brown – I Feel Good
- Fatboy Slim – Right Here Right Now
- Diddy Dirty Money – Hello Good Morning
- Cat Stevens – Peace Train
- Adam Lambert – Feelin’ Good
- Bee Gees – Saturday Night Fever
- Jason Aldean – Dirt Road Anthem
We know music is a personal thing and what one person loves may make another wince, but there’s still lots of benefit in sharing our favorites.
So … what’s on your feel good playlist?