Day 4 – How the perfect playlist saved me
In July 2012 I was in a bad car accident. I have been through a number of interesting curve balls in life, but for some reason this accident got me deep in my core. It was like my mind said enough is enough and my body decided to follow suit. I couldn’t get in a car for weeks and two years later I’m only now feeling more comfortable in a car. But it took me a lot to get back to this stage.
Finally the thing that saved me was my love for music. I made a “perfect playlist” on my phone and would sync it to my car when I drove so it would distract me from bad thoughts. How can you have bad thoughts when you are belting out the lyrics to your favourite song?
Robert Plant stated “The whole idea of music, from the beginning of time, was for people to be happy.”
There are numerous studies that show the benefits of music, including lowering blood pressure and anxiety. Sure helped for me.
Your challenge today is to make up a playlist that includes at least 20 of your favourite all-time songs. Then you will be ready next time you are faced with something that may need a little intervention.Share this post!