The last few weeks I have been struggling with my life and Fibromyalgia especially. A person in my life that has been a constant for multiple of years was no longer there, and so like anyone you spend a lot of time with you share music. Sharing artists you like, songs that resonate with you and they do the same. Because things have been difficult between us, I found myself cutting out music that they loved, that they showed me, and songs they said I reminded them of.
Two weeks ago, I decided that I didn’t want to cut out music, I wanted to invited it in. Sure, there’s still a few songs I don’t listen to because they are forever attached to someone that’s in my life or was at some point in my life. For example, Lana Del Ray who reminds me of grief because I listened to one of her albums through lost I experienced a while ago. Although, I’ll go back to that album when I experience lost again.
So I’ve created a playlist with using Apple Music of songs by The Beatles, Beyoncé, Elton John, Kanye West, and more. I’ve even asked a few friends for suggestions to help build my playlist. This is to help moving forward because life can suck, but I will always move forward and get through it. Sometimes I don’t want to think about the hard times, but encourage positivity. When you live with pain constantly, it’s hard to think of other things, happier things. Some songs are reminders that it’s okay to ask for help; others have more obvious meanings for me.
Images were from Google and a screenshot of my playlist.
Since it’s been two weeks of listening to my new playlist, I’ve seen slow improvements of my motivation and productivity. I’m so glad that I decided to do this.
I would LOVE suggestions of your favourite songs that help you get through hard times to add to my list. If you’re comfortable with sharing I would love to know your story and your relationship with the songs.
As Always, thanks for reading!
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