As this winter weather drags on (and on), I’m having to really work at staying in, or near, my happy place. Some days are better than others, and so far I’m nowhere close to throwing in the towel. That said, I found Kirsty Bartholomew’s article, 5 Strategies When You Feel Like Giving Up, to be an especially helpful reminder of some really good tools for hanging on instead of letting go. Specifically helpful for me: long walks and happy music, preferably together!
Since the weather’s not exactly conducive to long walks just now, I’m relying on happy tunes while I work on some house projects. I made myself a “happy” playlist, songs almost guaranteed to lift my mood. I can’t not sing along when these songs are playing. That they also speed up my walking (or my energy for household chores) is just a bonus.
Here’s a look at the tunes on my “happy list”:
For some songs, it’s the words that I find cheery. For others, it’s the music. There are at least a couple on the list because they evoke a happy memory. Whatever the reason they’re on the list, it’s nice having a go-to resource for those days when I’m slogging around on blah overload.
What songs would make up your happy tunes playlist?