It’s nearly December, you guys! Did you hear? If one more person reminds me how quickly the holidays are approaching I’m going to have a breakdown. The prospect of meeting end-of-year deadlines and doing holiday shopping in holiday crowds brings on serious stress, and I suspect I’m not alone in this.
When I get stressed I suffer from sleep paralysis, which is scary and a thing that I like to avoid at all costs. So for me, maintaining a moderate level of chill in the lead up to the holidays is essential. To help with that I’ve compiled a playlist of songs that have an immediate calming effect on my brain and my body. Maybe they’ll help you get through the holiday season too.
This is best listened to on ‘shuffle’. I’ve changed the tracklist at least a dozen times since posting it today.
Keep Calm And Carry On
One Crowded Hour – Augie March
The Lovecats – The Cure
Rosebud – The Jezabels
Tightrope – Janelle Monáe
Run For Love – Joan As Police Woman
Don’t Fight It – The Panics
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of The Bay – Otis Redding
Sing For Absolution – Muse
Numb – Portishead
Future Starts Slow – The Kills
Everlong (Acoustic) – Foo Fighters
Twilight Galaxy – Metric
The Man Who Would Be King – The Libertines
Indestructible (Acoustic) – Robyn
Don’t Dream It’s Over (Crowded House cover) – Sarah Blasko
Add your favourite calming tracks in the comments below!
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