The Writer’s Playlist
Take the “5 Songs That Inspire You” Challenge
Music has profound influences on our health and well-being. Millions of starving artists don’t struggle to make a living because they enjoy suffering and are just too masochistic to care. Or, to be blunt, they want the money and not all the crap that it takes to build their audience. They do it because they can’t imagine themselves doing anything else; it brings them so much joy that it overrides the other discomforts that may result from such a lifestyle.
So this week I tried something a little different for my playlist that I listen to on my way to work in the morning, and I am going to challenge you to do the same. Whether it is in the morning before you go to work, on your way to work, on breaks in your writing, during a meal, or during a workout find time to listen to 5 songs. Just 5 songs uninterrupted by the busyness of your day. Five isn’t hard, unless you don’t like playing things on loop.
“But where do I find these songs?” You ask, enthralled by this revolutionary idea. Open iTunes and go to “Songs.” From there I want you to find your 5 MOST played songs EVER. Not just the hits that are on the radio right now. Not just what you “think” you feel like listening to. Surrender to your own taste in music and trust it to inspire you… I bet you’ll be surprised. Just because I dislike hypocrites and believe in the principle of “practice what you preach,” I thought I would include what my 5 most played songs ever are.
Try it and post your top 5 unintentionally inspirational songs here if you feel like sharing! Go ahead, get inspired!
- Love Song- Sara Bareilles
- I Saw the Sign- Ace of Base
- Wannabe- Spice Girls
- Sinfonia (From “Messiah”)- Handel
- Ugly Heart- GRL
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