There are some moments in life where we all need a little pick me up, an energy boost or something to relax us, and we don’t have the option of lying down on a nice patch of grass with our hands above our heads. Music can be a great alternative, and with things like Spotify, there’s a playlist for literally every mood, weather or season.
This is particularly useful for me, because whenever Belle asks me what my favourite food, colour or song is, I usually reply unhelpfully with “I don’t know, it depends what mood I’m in.” I have actually gone for deciding that my favourite colour is yellow, at random, just so I have an actual answer.
Here are some of my favourite playlists for when day to day life becomes a little too much. Which is my absolute favourite?
Well, it depends on my mood, obviously.
Walking like a badass
You’ve dropped the kids off at school late at 9:04am. Your Tesco delivery is due to arrive 4 minutes ago. You live 20 minutes walk away from the school. What do you need to do? Walk like a badass. Blast this playlist through your earphones to help you walk with speed and sass, wherever you need to get to.
Who run the world? Girls.
Maybe you get home from work and your husband hasn’t unloaded the dishwasher as promised. Maybe you’re looking forward to spending some time together at the weekend when he tells you he’s going on a golf retreat with his friends. Even though you inevitably end up putting the plates away yourself, you can do so to some gutsy feminist ballads. Who run the world? Girls.
Your favourite coffeehouse
Baby finally napping? Kids at playgroup for the morning? Or maybe you’re hiding in the kitchen for the next 10 minutes until your screamed at to put the next episode of Peppa Pig on. Either way, you can close your eyes and create the illusion of being in Starbucks on your own flicking through a magazine with the Your Favourite Coffeehouse playlist.
Whether you have managed to steal away half an hour of your own time to take a nice relaxing bath or you’re at the edge of your patience bathing the children after they’ve refused to eat their peas for the last hour and a half, end the day happy with some bathtime favourites.
There are probably two main reasons why you would be listening to Disney songs. Either you are on a very long car journey with restless five year olds, or you are spending your day cleaning the house and would like to imagine that a small bluebird will land on your shoulder and make you a dress fit for a ball out of a piece of fabric and some ribbon in it’s beak. Whichever it is, this kick ass selection of Disney hits will boost your mood in no time.
The PMS playlist
Because chocolate has calories.
Do you have a favourite playlist for a particular occasion?
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