Music Reflection Mondays #22 – Relaxation Tips

Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!  I hope all is well with each of you.

We all know Monday is the start of the work week and for many it could be a very taxing day.  The good news is, at the end of it all we have an opportunity to unwind, clear our minds from the all the stress and issues of the day.  It’s almost like pressing the reset button to refresh your mind. 🙂

Pondering on everything that went wrong during the day would only further stress you out and could even trigger a headache maybe even loss of appetite.  We don’t want that! How we go about releasing that tension and clearing a path in our minds so we can actually de-stress and start tomorrow with fresh eyes and a cool and clear mind is critical.

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There are many things you can do but not everything will work for everyone and some techniques are more effective on some people than others.  Some relaxation tips include:

  • Long bath with soothing music
  • Listen to music on your way home
  • Exercise while listening to music
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Art therapy – getting in touch with your creative side can do wonders for relieving stress and increasing your happiness.
  • Dancing
  • Aromatherapy
  • Yoga
  • Deep slow breaths
  • A visit to the spa for some pampering 🙂
  • Getting adequate sleep is crucial
  • Talk about what’s troubling you – it’s healthier for you to share your thoughts and feelings than to have it bottled up inside.  If you don’t the pressure will continue to build until your mind and body can’t take it anymore and negatively releases it. I pity the poor soul who walks into that hurricane.

Try the different options until you find something that works for you.  It is easy to say “leave work at work” but when stuff happens that leaves you emotionally charged long after work it is easier said than done.

I have found that getting my mind and body into the music I’m listening to helps me clear my mind and it works for non-work related issues as well.  I sing along and that takes my mind off whatever is bothering me. A long shower, an occasional spa visit, aromatherapy,  a good night’s sleep and talking to someone can make a big difference in how you feel.

Some music I enjoy include:

Have a wonderful night and feel free to make your music suggestions in comments below. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Music Reflection Mondays #14

Hello and welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!

How was your day?  I know some of us are currently trying to forget and just unwind hoping for a better day tomorrow.  That’s cool too!

Tonight, I feel like doing a poem.  Hope you like it.

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Can you hear the beat?

Can you feel the rhythm pulsing through your feet?

What a tantalizing treat!

No control, as the music makes you move your feet

Like sugar it can be sweet

 

Can you hear the beat?

Do you see how your arms and hips move from left to right?

No more resisting, the music is too tempting

So what if everyone is looking?

It doesn’t matter, we’re doing our own thing 🙂

 

Music is there for our enjoyment

So if you’re feeling sad and blue

A little music might get you through

I hope by now, you know what you have to do

 

Can you hear the beat?

Listen closely,

As you close your eyes

And settle your fears

Let the music temporarily melts away your cares 

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great night and a wonderful week.

 

 

Music Reflection Mondays #5

Hello and welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!  I trust that you all had a wonderful weekend and that the memories you created were enough to get you through one of the toughest days of the week.  🙂

Today we are looking at my Top 20 Dance songs.  Whenever, I hear these songs I can’t help but sing along, tap my feet and just move my body.  Hopefully, some of your favourites are here if not you might get some new ones.  😉 Feel free in comments to list one or two of your favourites below so I can check them out. Let’s begin.

1. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

2. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

3. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

4. Last Friday Night – Kate Perry

5. Work – Rihanna featuring Drake

6. I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston

7. All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

8. Happy- Pharrell Williams

9. Get Busy – Sean Paul

10. All Night Long – Lionel Richie

11. This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna

12. Single Ladies – Beyonce

13. Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean

14. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera

15. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

16. Cheerleader – OMI

17. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

18. Waka Waka – Shakira

19. Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

20. Rehab – Amy Winehouse

Now in all fairness to you all, there are just too many great songs out there to ever narrow down a list to just 20 songs.  I don’t know how some people do it but it was tough.  The above are just a few of my favourites.  Do we have any in common?  If we do, which ones?

Until next time, let the music settle your mind and help you unwind. 🙂

Have a great night and thanks as always for stopping by. Make this week a great one!