This week my body is telling me that I really need a break. It's not going so well, though. I can't have coffee with my music today and I'm not happy about it. How am I supposed to relax without coffee? I am aware that I sound like an addict and if my doctor could hear me she would slap me upside my face. Suffice it to say, this week's music break has some extra work to do to get me to relax. Music can be an amazing resource for self-care, which is something I'm working on this year. Anyone with anxiety and depression will know the truth of this. But it's also true for those of us with physical ailments. Sometimes pain medicines can only do so much and that's when music can make a big difference. That's what this week's playlist is doing for me today.
Hey, Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me
As you'll notice - this week's music is from the 60s and 70s. The other day I started work on a side-project that has me thinking back to the music of my childhood. These days I know kids who have their own music, popular songs on the radio, but when I was growing up that was certainly not the case. We never listened to music on the radio in my house - my parents picked the music we listened to. So I never listened to boy bands and 90s pop as a kid. It was all classic rock, all the time. I grew up on my parents' music and their influence on my music taste is still present. Yes, there's quite a bit of folk music on this week's playlist and some emotional ballads. This is my comfort music.