Wellness Toolbox: Music

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So listening to music is a great coping strategy and is, in my opinion, a great wellness tool. Why, because who doesn’t like listening to music? Music and humor are two main features in my recovery because there are just times you need to laugh at yourself and other times you need to just feel something. So I don’t have a story for you today, but I do have a small playlist. I put together a playlist of the top 15 songs that make me happy right now.

My Get Happy Playlist

  1. “Sloppy Seconds” by Watsky
  2. “Say So” by Doja Cat
  3. “Soulmate” by Lizzo
  4. “Shut Up and Let Me Go” by The Ting Tings
  5. “The Fame” by Lady Gaga
  6. “Wings” by Little Mix
  7. “Feeling Myself” by Nicki Minaj and Beyonće
  8. “Raise Your Glass” by P!nk
  9. “Smile” by Lily Allen
  10. “Born This Way” Lady Gaga
  11. “Everybody Talks” by Neon trees
  12. “High Hopes” Panic! At the Disco
  13. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyonće
  14. “All for You” by Janet Jackson
  15. “Good as Hell” by Lizzo, Feat. Ariana Grande

I encourage you to make your own playlist of songs that make you happy.

Want to listen to my Get Happy Playlist? Click the link.

5 responses

  1. supernoobdude

    This is a nice playlist to uplift my mood.

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  2. Ms. Donna

    Music is essential for one’s mental well being. I have (and still do) used it to motivate and improve my mood, although I have been known to used music to deepen it for those times when I just wanted to wallow and throw myself a pity party. I strongly advocate for the former – the latter, not so much. 😉

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    1. Cindy Tillory

      What’s your favoite genre to listen to?


      1. Ms. Donna

        So many! I grew up on New Wave in the early 80’s, so that’s always a favorite. I like a lot of Goth / Darkwave as well from around that time. I’m an EDM fan and can listen to Trance for hours. And while not a fan of country per se, I love me some Johnny Cash. 🙂 I listen to so much different stuff, and will genre hop as the mood strikes me. I can go from punk to classical to west coast rap all in one sitting. There is too much diversity in music to not explore it all. 🙂

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      2. Cindy Tillory

        I’m a big fan of pop nowadays, but I was once an emo kid. I listened to a lot of 80s and 90s rock along with the 2000s era stuff. My favorite at the time being My Chemical Romance. I’ve never hear of Darkwave before, but I think I’ll check it out.


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