Don’t we all sometimes feel a little bit stressed? Long to-do lists, deadlines around the corner, not enough time to do everything… Life can be overwhelming sometimes indeed. While a bit of stress is not a bad thing, it can become problematic when it’s turning into something more permanent. In fact, stress can be really bad for you if you don’t learn how to manage it effectively.
Do you ever tune in to yourself, listen to your body and try to understand how you feel, how your body feels? Sometimes all you need is a little bit time for yourself, some relaxation. And listening to your favourite music is a great way to relax. How often do you do it? I often listen to classical music on the radio when I come home from work, which helps me chill out and totally forget about work.
Here I wanted to share with you some of my favourite music which does wonders to my mood and takes me to another world – when I listen to it all the tension melts away, my body relaxes and my mind is totally present, not thinking about anything, just enjoying the music.
I totally love the music from Ludovico Einaudi, an Italian pianist and composer. Here a couple of my favourites:
Music from nature
There is something so relaxing about listening to birds and soothing sounds of water flowing through rocks, even waves at the sea crashing ashore helps you to relax. Maybe that’s because you are taken to a completely different world, you imagine being there and nothing else is on your mind.
I love listening nature sounds from Rocky Mountains, here is one example video:
Some film music is so amazing and really relaxing like some tracks from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Here is a couple of my favourites from The Hobbit:
Finally, I wanted to mention ukulele songs. Although I don’t play an instrument, this is a great way of stress relief. To get started check easyukulelesongs.com.
Music can be really powerful, beautiful and healing. Do you use it for stress relief? What’s your favourite relaxing music? What type of music do you think it’s the best for stress relief?