All my life I have used music to get through the toughest night time depression and anxiety. I do plan on writing a post about how I use music (its a component of CBT training) but with this post, I wanted to share some songs that have helped me and have become a major part of a playlist on my iTunes that is for the sole purpose of changing my mood. So here are a few songs.
Fly – Jessica
This is my go-to song when I feel depressed the last few months. The words are amazing as is the singer. It’s in Korean but the English version is amazing as well.
Meg and Dia – Nineteen Stars
This song is quite special to me. It came to me from a friend and since listening to this song in 2006 it has always been my go-to song when I am depressed.
Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
This song has always been amazing and it the power of the words always helps me when my thoughts are dark.
Flyleaf – So I Thought
This song always reminds me of people that I have lost in my life due to my illness. That isn’t a bad thing at all.
Taylor Swift – Clean (Cover by Kina Grannis)
Clean is an amazing song that envokes real emotions about the relationships that we have had and how hard it is to get clean.
That is it for this addition, I am thinking of doing this once a week because music is one of the best things in life.
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