Updated April 9th, 2020
We all know that music moves us.
But are you harnessing that fact to make your life easier, to get more accomplished, to relieve stress, pain and just have more fun?
I was listening to The Chalene Show – How to Get Your Motivation Back, her last tip was to watch Alive Inside.
Yup, it’s on Netflix. 🙂 It’s a great documentary that shows the power of music on our brains, especially when aging with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Chalene’s tip was to use the power of music through the creation of playlists to increase motivation, for pretty much any area you can think of.
I have several playlists and I will share them with you. If you go to Spotify, you can follow me on Spotify.
I am Chalene Private and I’ve lots of different playlists. I have one called Date Night and that gets me in the mood to ask my husband on a date. It gets me in the mood when we are on a date.
It gets me in the mood when we are not in the date but I really need to be in the mood if you know what I mean, Boom Chika Bow wow! I have a playlist that I use when I lift heavyweights and full disclosure.
There are some very explicit language, explicit lyrics in there. So you know, that’s what I need though. I need like angry, hardcore, rapper like hardcore rap music.
That’s what gets me excited to throw around big heavyweights. Don’t judge and I have music that gets me excited and just happy.
It makes me think about my favorite part of holiday season, when I get to pull out my Christmas playlist.
Music can be amazing for motivation but also for simply increasing life enjoyment, for creating and deeply embedding memories and feelings into the brain.
Normally when I hear a song I like, I save it to one single playlist in Spotify, but I can see the power and benefits of creating specific playlists.
Now when I hear a song, I think more about how it makes me feel and what playlist does it best fit.
A Playlist for Every Situation
As I really start to analyze how could I use playlists to help me, the possibilities are endless.
I think of all the different emotions, playlists for when I’m happy, playlist for when I’m sad or angry, a playlist for when I want to be done being sad or angry, a playlist for stopping a bad habit, one for starting a new habit, a playlist for weight lifting, running, skipping, cleaning, playing with the kids, a playlist for each of my kids, different playlists for relaxing.
- Waking Up
- Working Out
- Weight Lifting
- Jump Rope
- HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
- Don’t feel like exercising
- Date Night
- Going to Sleep
- Chilling (French Cafe Style)
- Fun with the Kids
- House Cleaning
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Maybe you blast the speakers when you need to get pumped up.
If that’s all you do, though, you’re not taking full advantage of the way music can help you.
Listen to a slower track first and the one-two punch of the playlist can push you even higher.
Overflowing with easy-to-use tips like these, Your Playlist Can Change Your Life is the first book to offer scientifically proven methods for using your favorite music to enhance your life.
You’ll discover how you can use the tunes you love to:
•Increase your alertness
•Organize your brain
•Sharpen your memory
•Improve your mood
•Enhance your ability to fight off stress, insomnia, depression, and even addiction
Teaching readers how to customize playlists for a feel-good prescription that has no side effects, Your Playlist Can Change Your Life offers a natural way to a better you simply by listening.
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Check out the free Playlist for Life Workbook.
What life playlists do you have or are you going to make?