I don’t know about you, but my mood can feel a little low mid-week, especially during these quarantine times. It’s actually quite remarkable how a good Spotify playlist can change my mood from blah to shake-my-booty almost instantly. And with everything going on right now, I think we deserve all the booty-shaking moments we can get!
In today’s blog post I’ve rounded up my Top 5 Spotify Playlists to Boost Your Mood. From throwbacks, to tropical house, to Britney moments, and even a few classic rock surprises, there’s a little something for everyone.
With Dua Lipa, Lizzo, and Britney… I dare you to not dance to this mix. PLUS this playlist is for an actual Virtual Dance Party! Pop Queen Cardio and myMomentum are teaming up every 1st Friday night of the month for a mega virtual dance party. Claim your spot on Eventbrite now!
Confession, I have listened to this playlist for like 3 days straight and can’t stop. I always find myself putting Higher Love – Kygo, Whitney Houston and Happier – Tiesto’s AFTR: HRS Remix on repeat and bopping for a very long time. I hope you will too.
If you’ve ever shopped at Aritzia and Shazam’ed the music, you’re not alone. Aritzia is known for their killer in-house playlists and this one is definitely some of their best work. My girlfriends and I are personally responsible for a few hundred plays and I think you’ll understand why. Repeat please!
The Everygirl is not only my favourite blog/media outlet, they are also my go-to for music! This playlist is the perfect combination of Top 40 hits like Where Are U Now – Justin Bieber, classics from Queen and Bon Jovi, and anthems like Man I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain. This playlist has it all!
I’m a big Taylor Swift fan so I usually in the mood for anything of hers. The other day I clicked on the song radio for Lover and came across this gem. It’s the perfect balance of easy-going yet upbeat songs by a variety of artists. If you like the Lover track, give this playlist a go!
If you suffer from anxiety, you are not alone. We’re currently experiencing an unprecedented situation and let’s be real folks, it’s devastating. Life as we knew it has been turned on it’s side and we’re all adjusting to our new “normal”, whatever that looks like for you.
I want to acknowledge that however you are feeling, on any end of the spectrum, is OK. The mental and emotional toll can be hard to process, especially if you deal with some form of anxiety on a daily basis. For me, using mantras helps me find peace in challenging and uncertain times. A mantra, in my own words, is a phrase to repeat in meditation or simply a gentle reminder to tell yourself throughout the day. It gives space to acknowledge how you’re feeling and sit with it… without judgement or reaction.
Below are 3 mantras to try the next time you might feel anxious, heavy, or just need a little boost:
1. I give myself permission to be ok where I am. I’m doing my best.
This one is all about release and surrendering judgement. We are our own biggest critics and it can be challenging to silence our negative self-talk. Allow yourself permission to feel whatever emotion or emotions you are feeling. Acknowledge them and know that you are doing your best. Use this mantra to help centre your thoughts and neutralize your inner self-talk.
2. I am seeking contentment, not perfection.
Where are all my Type-A’s and Enneagram 3’s out there? I see you. This one’s for you. Whatever your ”perfectionist” tendencies or unrealistic standards show up as, just remember you are enough just the way you are. Seek to be fulfilled with contentment, joy, and simplicity. Allow yourself to exist just as you are, without pressure to prove, compare, or keep up. You are enough.
3. I am ready to be healed.
When you’re feeling weighed down, use this mantra open yourself up to healing and re-birth. Remember that wherever there is darkness, there is also light. Focus on how far you have come and give yourself credit for showing up and being open. Open yourself up to healing whether it be emotional, physical, or spiritual. Take what you need.
Did any of these mantras resonate with you? Let me know in the comments!