We all have those days where we feel completely exhausted, stressed out, overwhelmed, and anxious. Sometimes life just gets to be too much to handle, no matter what it is that you have going on. That's exactly why you should always be making time for self-care. It doesn't always have to be about doing something extravagant — self-care should be about doing something that makes you feel good, helps you relax, and allows you to take a break from your every day routine. For many people, that can be found in music. So, no matter what you're doing, it's always a good idea to have some self-care playlist ideas on hand that will really help you feel better.
Research has found that music can have a serious impact on your emotions and body. Music that is a slower tempo can relax your mind and body, and it's an effective way to deal with stress. According to the University of Nevada, Reno, "Researchers at Stanford University (press release 2006) have said that 'listening to music seems to be able to change brain functioning to the same extent as medication.'"
Your self-care playlist could definitely just be a playlist of your favorite songs, or you could tailor them more to whatever mood you want to be in. Maybe you need a little bit of a lift and want to feel more energetic — upbeat music could be the key to that. If you need to relax and calm your mind, slower-paced music will do the trick. Whatever you're looking for, we've selected some great self-care playlists to listen to whenever you need some extra help: