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Mood Music

Welcome back, everybody! A great way to pass the time is to listen to music. Seeing as we’re all stuck inside, for the time being, there has never been a better time to listen to some great songs. But listening to music isn’t only fun because it can also be a great way to lift you out of sour moods that might be occurring during this quarantine. Here are some of my favorite quarantine playlists. 

When I’m feeling particularly stir-crazy amidst all of this chaos, I’ve been turning to some upbeat music. Finding something that gets you moving is the best for these cases because you can get your blood pumping. Listen to songs that make you jump around your room to expel some pent-up energy. There are lots of great options, but I have been listening to Dua Lipa’s new album when I need to do some clumsy dancing in my room. 

Some nights can pretty hard during this mess, and that’s OK! We’re allowed to be sad about missing out on experiences, wishing we were with our friends, and plain old mental breakdowns. Letting yourself feel those emotions is healthy; trying to bottle everything up is only going to result in a bigger meltdown down the road. So, when you need some time to be in your feelings, turn to some music that helps you out! Again, there are a ton of options for this, but I have been turning to The Weeknd’s new album when I need to sit on my bed and be sad for a little while. 

Amidst all of this craziness going on, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. When I start to feel stressed, weighed down, and like everything is just too much, I turn to music that makes me feel calm. Sometimes, you need to just put your headphones in, close your eyes, and listen to some soothing music. I’m, personally, a big advocate for turning to classical music in these times. It’s not for everyone, but it really helps me. A favorite of mine is listening to various composers such as Frederic Chopin

No matter what mood you are in, music can help amplify it. It’s important to feel your feelings, even the negative ones. Music can be a great tool to help you express those emotions in a way that doesn’t feel quite so heavy. Use music to help you move around, get in touch with your thoughts, and calm down. I hope everyone is washing their hands, listening to music, and staying safe during these hectic times. See everyone next week!