February Playlist

Friday, February 06, 2015

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We've talked about food and eating well a little bit on here, but one of the topics I want to delve into more this month is mental health. When you feed anxiety and stress you only cultivate it, and while that is another topic for another day, it is the start of what I want to share with you today.
One of the most important parts of keeping in a good mental state is, for me, the music I listen to. I find that the best way to start my day is by having a light-hearted selection of songs playing while I dress and do my makeup each morning (otherwise known as my Get Ready With Me Music) - and though the playlist is in a constant state of being changed, I thought I would share it with you, in its current state. It's definitely very different from my writing music, but that keeps me from getting distracted.

I am always looking for new music (as I'm sure you are) so I hope this is of some help, or introduces some new music you might enjoy. :)

1. Afterlife by Ingrid Michaelson
2. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
3. Home by Ingrid Michaelson
4. Old Shoes by Adam Barnes
5. Miracles by Coldplay
6. Kings and Queens by Brooke Fraser
7. It Is Well by Bethel Music
8. Try by Colbie Callait
9. How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding
10. World Traveler by Andrew Peterson

What music are you listening to?


  1. I will definitely check out those songs! I am always on the hunt for more music.

    Recently I've been trying to look up the lyrics to American Authors' songs. So far I've looked at three of them. They seem very optimistic and I love the music itself. My favorite is Believer. Also I listen to Anthem Lights. Their recent album Escape is good (I would narrow down some songs, but I just can't). Another good band with a recent album is for King & Country. Long Live and To the Dreamers are the best songs (in my opinion) on their new album. But their music is always amazing. :)

    This might sound weird but the music that puts me in the best mood is Disney's Frozen soundtrack. Mostly the actually score though. It's only like a minute and a half but my favorite one is Vuelie. It's so beautiful.

    I'm also a Switchfoot fan, though they tend to be on the melancholy side, but always deep.

    1. I love "Believer"! American Authors have good, positive music - or what I've heard of it, at least - as well as Anthem Light and For King and Country, though I admittedly don't listen to the latter two as much. Not too sure why...:)
      Vuelie is my favorite from the Frozen soundtrack. So beautiful.

    2. Numbers 7 and 8 are the only ones on your list I know, sadly. I should check out some of the others.

      But yes, Anthem Lights!!! LOVE their music, and it's always uplifting and fun. Hillsong Young and Free is also amazing, and Lindsey Stirling's violin/dubstep music is a peppy way to start the morning. ^_^

    3. I'm loving all the new music suggestions! Thanks, Michelle. :)

  2. So cool! I know about half the songs on here. Colbie Caillait is always a good, positive choice. I'm also a fan of Michael Buble's peppy songs and Matt Belsante's version of "Beyond the Sea" is on every one of my playlists ever. "Pricetag" by Jessie J is also a current favorite, as well as "Marry You" by Bruno Mars, "Marry Me" by Train, and "Why You Gotta Be So Rude?" And then everything by Rend Collective. Bar none.

    1. It's because of you I love Somewhere Beyond The Sea so much, so thanks. ;) And Marry You by Bruno Mars! Love that one too.

      Rend. Collective. Is. My. Life. Have you heard Desert Soul?

  3. The first two on the list are currently two of my favorites! I don't think I've heard any of these other songs (except for "Try" and "Kings and Queens"), so I'll be sure to check them out. Lately, I've been listening to a band called Sleeping at Last and I've been obsessed with their songs, especially "Bad Blood" and "In the Embers." Both are kind of downbeat, but the singer has a lovely voice and the lyrics are wonderful. Much more thoughtful and profound than what you usually hear on the radio.

    I like Rend Collective too, especially "My Lighthouse." Irish worship music: who knew?

    1. I haven't heard of Sleeping at Last - I'll look into them though! As I said, I'm always on the watch for new music. :)

  4. This is fun! Currently frequenting my Journey albums and some really old Amy Grant hits. What can I say? I was raised on 80's music :)

    1. I have to admit: I love an good 80's hit every now and then. Perfect for cleaning the kitchen to. XD


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